Arts news highlights: “Hudson Rising” at New-York Historical Society; “Link Link Circus” with Isabella Rossellini at the Frederick Loewe Theatre; “Alphabet Magic: A Centennial Exhibition of the Work of Hermann & Gudrum Zapf” at The Grolier Club; “Lincoln Kirstein’s Modern” at MoMA; “Django A Gogo 2018: Stephane Wrembel & Guests Celebrate Django Reinhardt” at The Town Hall.

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GOOD EVENING.

I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH TONIGHT'S NYC-ARTS NEWS.

WE'RE AT THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE.

FOUNDED IN 1804, NEW YORK HISTORICAL IS HOME TO A VAST COLLECTION OF OBJECTS, DOCUMENTS AND WORKS OF ARTS.

IT INCLUDES THE HENRY LUTHER III CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN CULTURE AS WELL AS THE CHILDREN'S HISTORY MUSEUM.

ITS UNIQUE EXHIBITIONS PROVIDE BROAD AND DEEP INSIGHTS INTO THE HISTORY OF THIS GREAT CITY, THE STATE OF NEW YORK AND OUR NATION.

AS YOU ENTER NEW YORK HISTORICAL YOU WILL FIND ONE OF NEW YORK HISTORICAL'S TREASURES.

IT DEPICTS THE TRANSFORMATION OF A PRISTINE LANDSCAPE INTO A THRIVING CITY, IT'S DRAMATIC DECLINE AND THE EVENTUAL FALL OF CIVILIZATION.

IT IS A CAUTIONARY TALE AND THE IDEAL PRELUDE TO THE CURRENT EXHIBITION, 'HUDSON RISING, ' AN EXPLORATION OF OVER 200 YEARS OF ECOLOGICAL CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER.

THE EXHIBITION IS ORGANIZE IT CHRONOLOGICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY INTO SECTIONS THAT HIGHLIGHT SIGNIFICANT MOMENTS IN THE HISTORY OF THE RIVER.

START IN THE 1800s WITH A STEAM BOAT JOURNEY UP THE HUDSON RIVER FROM NEW YORK CITY HARBOR TO ALBANY, VIA THE PANORAMA OF THE HUDSON, THE 19th CENTURY VERSION OF THE GUIDE BOOK CREATED IN 1847.

TRACE THE MAJOR MOMENTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVISM THAT CREATED ADIRONDACK PARK, PRESERVED THE PALISADES AND CONFRONTED INDUSTRIES POLLUTING THE RIVER.

MEDIA PROJECTION THAT EXPLAINS HOW ACTIVISTS AND EXPERTS ARE MANAGING THE SYSTEM OF LIVING BREAK WATERS TO RECLAIM, RESTORE AND REBUILD AREAS OF THE RIVER IN RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE.

TO CELEBRATE EARTH DAY THE MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN ALL DAY ON MONDAY, APRIL 22ND.

> GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD WINNING ACTRESS AND FILMMAKER ISABEL ROSEELLINI, ALTHOUGH BEST KNOWN FOR HER LONG CAREER AS ACTRESS AND MODEL, SHE IS CREATING A MASTERS DEGREE IN ANIMAL BEHAVIOR AND CONSERVATION AT HUNTER.

LINK LINK CIRCUS IS PART SCIENTIFIC LECTURE, PART COMEDY ACT AND, YES, PART CIRCUS.

THE HUMAN BRAIN, DOGS, SHEEP, BEES, SMALL, INCREDIBLE THINGS.

THE SHOW USES AN ENTERTAINING FORMAT FOR A SERIOUS DISCUSSION OF THE LATEST SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERIES ABOUT ANIMAL MINDS, INTELLIGENCE AND EMOTIONS.

SHE EXPLORES THE LINK BETWEEN HUMANS AND ANIMALS IN HER MONOLOGUE.

SHE ENGAGES HER AUDIENCE WITH SHORT COMIC FILMS AS WELL AS DIALOGUES WITH PROMINENT THINKERS OF THE PAST.

HER DELIGHTFUL SHOW ALSO ILLUSTRATES CONCEPTS WITH PUPPETS AND TOYS AND A LITTLE HELP FROM AT LEAST ONE CANINE ASSISTANT, HER OWN DOG, TAN.

FOUNDED IN 1884, THE GROWER CLUB IS AMERICA'S OLDEST AND LARGEST SOCIETY FOR BIBLIOPHILES.

MEMBERSHIP IS BY INVITATION ONLY.

EXHIBITIONS IN ITS GRAND GEORGIAN STYLE BUILDING ON ARE FREE AND OPEN TO BOOK LOVERS.

IN THE NEWLY RENOVATED GROUND FLOOR EXHIBITION HALL IS ALPHABET MAGIC, A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION OF THE WORK OF HER MON AND GRUDEN ZOFFS.

THEY ARE AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT TYPE DESIGNERS OF THE 20th CENTURY.

THOSE BY ZOFF INCLUDING THE AUTONOMOUS ZALFINO ARE AMONG THE MOST USED OF ALL TIME.

OTHER NOTABLE TYPE FACES INCLUDE ONE NAMED AFTER THE FEMALE GREEK PHILOSOPHER AS WELL AS MARCONI, THE FIRST DIGITAL AGE TYPE FACE.

ALPHABET MAGIC, A CENTENNIAL EXHIBITION IS AT THE GROWER CLUB THROUGH APRIL 22ND.

> LINCOLN CHRISTINE IS BEST KNOWN AS THE CO-FOUNDER OF NEW YORK CITY BALLET AND THE SCHOOL OF AMERICAN BALLET WITH GEORGE BALLENTINE.

KIRSTINE WAS A WRITER, TASTE MAKER AND PATRON AS WELL AS A KEY FIGURE IN THE EARLY HISTORY OF THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTS.

MOMA CELEBRATES THAT HISTORY AND THE MAN IN A CURRENT EXHIBITION.

IT TAKES A LOOK AT THE 20th CENTURY POLY MAN AND HIS INTEREST AND PASSION THAT HAD SUCH A FORMATIVE INFLUENCE ON THE MUSEUM IN THE 1930s AND 1940s.

IT FEATURES NEARLY 300 WORKS FROM THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION, INCLUDING THOSE ACQUIRED BY KIRSTINE FOR MOMA.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY WALKER EVANS.

SCULPTURE BY ELLIE NADELMAN AND PAINTINGS BY CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS FROM RUSSIA TO LATIN AMERICA.

LINCOLN KIRSTINE'S MODERN IS AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ARTS THROUGH JUNE 15TH.

> CELEBRATE THE MUSIC AND STYLE OF THE LEGENDARY JAZZ GUITARIST AND THE MASTERS OF THE INSTRUMENT TODAY AT THE TOWN HALL.

JANGO AGOGO IS THE FINALE OF A WEEK-LONG TRIBUTE ORGANIZED BY FRENCH JAZZ GUITARIST WHO BRINGS TOGETHER AN INTERNATIONAL ALL-STAR CAST OF GUITAR MASTERS, SPANNING NOT JUST THE GLOBE BUT ALSO GENERATIONS.

PERFORMERS INCLUDE RAPHAEL PSYCHES AND DAVID GASTINE, CHERISH AND HIS SONS EZEKIEL AND LEOR.

SIMBO WINE GARDNER, AND, OF COURSE, RENDEL HIMSELF.

IT WILL FEATURE RARELY EXPLORED PIECES AND ORIGINAL PIECES INSPIRED BY REINHART'S WORK.

THAT'S THE NYC-ARTS NEWS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CULTURAL EVENTS IN OUR AREA, SIGN UP FOR OUR FREE WEEKLY E-MAIL AT NYC-ARTS.org/E-MAIL.

THE TOP FIVE PICKS WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ALL YEAR AROUND.

FROM THE NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, I'M CHRISTINA HA.