Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include NYBG’s Black History Month at Home, FIAF’s 4th Annual Animation First, The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Reopening and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.






    Black History Month at Home

    Black History Month at Home

    New York Botanical Garden

    Bronx

    Mon, Feb 01, 2021 - Sun, Feb 28, 2021

    NYBG’s annual Black History Month celebration goes virtual this year with engaging digital programs you can enjoy at home. Throughout the month NYBG will showcase cultural traditions of the African diaspora and explore the influential contributions of Black people to botany, horticulture, ecology, and our collective understanding of the natural world. Discover captivating dance, creative and inspirational children’s programs, important historical narratives, and fascinating plant stories. Welcome Message from New York State Senator Jamaal T. Bailey Harambee ...

    So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II

    So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II

    New-York Historical Society

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 05, 2021 - Sun, Sep 05, 2021

    The New-York Historical Society celebrates the golden age of comedy with "So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II," on view February 5–September 5, 2021. Organized by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans and supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, the special exhibition highlights the legendary performer and his unique role during World War II entertaining troops overseas. Coinciding with the 80th anniversary of the founding of the United Service Organizations ...

    4th Annual Animation First

    4th Annual Animation First

    French Institute Alliance Française

    Manhattan

    Fri, Feb 05, 2021 - Mon, Feb 15, 2021

    Join FIAF for the fourth edition of "Animation First," FIAF’s wildly successful festival celebrating the enduring legacy and trailblazing innovation of French animation. This year's program with 55 US and 14 NY premieres of feature-length and short films is the richest in the Festival’s history. Wes Anderson, their first American special guest, added four films that have inspired him to the program, expanding the Festival's vision beyond French animation. Festival highlights include: Debuts of "Josep;" "Stinky Dog, Happy Life in ...

    Black History Trilogy

    Black History Trilogy

    Flushing Town Hall

    Queens

    Fri, Feb 05, 2021 - Fri, Feb 26, 2021

    In celebration of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents a "Black History Trilogy," a three-part series featuring outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders. Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 PM (ET). Alton Fitzgerald White, a gifted actor who starred in Broadway’s hit show Ragtime and performed over 4,000 times as Mufasa, “king of the jungle,” in Disney’s ...

    The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Reopens

    The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Reopens

    Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art

    Manhattan

    Sat, Feb 06, 2021, 12:00 pm

    The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is delighted to announce it will reopen on Saturday, February 6, 2021 with the unveiling of two new exhibitions: "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell," the first comprehensive retrospective of the late American photographer’s candid portrayals of herself, her friends and family, and LGBTQ+ and Latinx communities, and "Dissolution," featuring works of art created by the first two cohorts of the annual Leslie-Lohman Museum Artist Fellowship 2017-18 and 2018-19. The Museum also ...

Black History Month at Home

2900 Southern Boulevard

bronx N.Y. 10458

7188178700

NYBG’s annual Black History Month celebration goes virtual this year with engaging digital programs you can enjoy at home. Throughout the month NYBG will showcase cultural traditions of the African diaspora and explore the influential contributions of Black people to botany, horticulture, ecology, and our collective understanding of the natural ...

So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II

170 Central Park West

new york N.Y. 10024

2128733400

The New-York Historical Society celebrates the golden age of comedy with "So Ready for Laughter: Bob Hope and World War II," on view February 5–September 5, 2021. Organized by The National WWII Museum in New Orleans and supported by the Bob & Dolores Hope Foundation, the special exhibition highlights the legendary ...

4th Annual Animation First

22 East 60th Street

new york N.Y. 10022

2123556100

Join FIAF for the fourth edition of "Animation First," FIAF’s wildly successful festival celebrating the enduring legacy and trailblazing innovation of French animation. This year's program with 55 US and 14 NY premieres of feature-length and short films is the richest in the Festival’s history. Wes Anderson, their first American special guest, ...

Black History Trilogy

137-35 Northern Boulevard

queens N.Y. 11354

7184637700

In celebration of Black History Month, Flushing Town Hall presents a "Black History Trilogy," a three-part series featuring outstanding Broadway performers showcasing the music and speeches of influential African American artists, scholars, and leaders. Alton Fitzgerald White kicks off the Trilogy in “John Lewis: A Pioneer for Justice” on Friday, February 5 at 7:00 ...

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art Reopens

26 Wooster Street

new york N.Y. 10013

2124312609

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art is delighted to announce it will reopen on Saturday, February 6, 2021 with the unveiling of two new exhibitions: "Laura Aguilar: Show and Tell," the first comprehensive retrospective of the late American photographer’s candid portrayals of herself, her friends and family, and LGBTQ+ and Latinx ...