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The MetroCard: An Iconic Design Turns Twenty

New York Transit Museum

Brooklyn Wed, May 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 12:00 am

What makes a design iconic? Can something functional also be a work of art and an emblem of great design? This year marks the 20th anniversary of a design creation over 7 million people carry around in their pockets every day: the MetroCard. In this special program, members from the ...

New York Turkish Film Festival: Girls of Hope

SVA Theatre

Manhattan Wed, May 21, 2014, 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

Girls of Hope (Umudun Kızları) (2013) 63 min.Director: Ayşegül Selenga TaşkentIn person: Ayşegül Selenga TaşkentAlmost half of the girls in Southeast Turkey are illiterate. Girls of Hope is a documentary that follows five girls from this region who are fighting for their education. The film interviews these girls and their ...

Viva la Primavera

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders

Manhattan Thu, May 22, 2014, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Paper flowers are used in Mexico for decoration during holidays such as the Day of the Dead and Cinco de Mayo. Mexican paper flowers can decorate a tabletop, a Christmas tree, or an altar. Information on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Deferred action is a kind of administrative relief from deportation. ...

Gruber Untapped

Gruber Pop-Up Gallery

Manhattan Thu, May 15, 2014 - Thu, May 22, 2014

After 25 years Pioneering the Events Photography industry renowned photographer Terry Gruber presents, Gruber Untapped, a pop-up gallery exhibition showcasing his award winning team’s fine art photography. This is a first for a NYC Event Photography Studio. Curated by Felicity Mason (host of Art TV - due for release in ...

Letters From Home – Artist Talk and Closing Reception

Porter Contemporary

Manhattan Thu, May 22, 2014, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Porter Contemporary presents Letters From Home, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Jason Bryant with an artist talk and closing reception on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Interactive Lecture Demo

Center for Alternative Photography: Penumbra Foundation

Manhattan Thu, May 22, 2014, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

n this interactive lecture, participants will garner knowledge on alternative photographic processes, tour our workshop facilities, study antique lenses and receive a demonstration of the wet plate collodion process!

Lisa Loeb

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Manhattan Thu, May 22, 2014, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lisa Loeb is a Grammy®-nominated singer/songwriter who started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song "Stay (I Missed You)" from the film Reality Bites. To this day, she is still the only artist to have a Number 1 single while not signed to a recording contract. Loeb has ...

Frankie 100: Welcome Dance in Central Park

Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

Manhattan Fri, May 23, 2014, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The NYC-based “little big band” Swingadelic plays at this outdoor social dance event with a few surprise dance performances.

Making/Meaning

Sheila C. Johnson Design Center

Manhattan Mon, Apr 28, 2014 - Fri, May 23, 2014

Parsons The New School for Design's major exhibition of student work curated by graduate students in conjunction with the 2014 Parsons Festival.

Frankie 100: Film Festival at Alvin Ailey Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Manhattan Fri, May 23, 2014, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Friday Preview of "Everything Remains Raw" - A Hip Hop/Lindy Hop doc with live demoIn a current work-in-progress documentary, E. Moncell Durden investigates the cultural and historical lineage of American social dance practices from the 1600s to 2013. For the Frankie Centennial Film Festival, he will present a trailer that juxtaposes ...

New York Turkish Film Festival: Blue Wave

SVA Theatre

Manhattan Fri, May 23, 2014, 7:30 pm - 9:20 pm

Blue Wave (Mavi Dalga) (2013) 96 min.Director: Zeynep Dadak, Merve KayanTickets include Q&A with directors Zeynep Dadak and Merve Kayan following the screening.Blue Wave had it’s premier at Antalya’s Golden Orange Film Festival where it won awards for Best Script, Best First Film and Best Editing. Later it was screened ...

A Breath of Fresh Air

Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall

Manhattan Fri, May 23, 2014, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The innovative a cappella ensemble known as Khorikos debuts a piece from their own acclaimed competition, joining the Del Mar Master Chorus and Concert Choir and the Alice High School Honors Band for this performance at the world-famous Carnegie Hall.