Thing to Do Around NYC: May 13–19
Thing to Do Around NYC: May 13–19

COMMUNITY EVENTS

NEW IN MANHATTAN

American Crafts Festival
Lincoln Center Plaza
June 4, 5, 11, 12
Saturdays Noon–9 p.m., Sundays 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
380 Juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States. Continuous entertainment, craft demonstrations. Free. CraftsAtLincoln.org

Spring Family Day
May 21 at noon
Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall
Families can participate in songwriting workshops, turn everyday objects into musical instruments in a digital sound playground, join in on sing-alongs, and build instruments and play them in an ensemble. There will also be opportunities to take in professional performances in the marvelous Weill Music Room. Free. RSVP is required. CarnegieHall.org

Sketch & Sip
May 25 at 6–7:30 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. (at 103rd St.)
Sketch and Sip is a sophisticated, participatory experience that combines drinking and socializing with an immersive tour of critically acclaimed Museum exhibitions. $20 for Museum members; $30 for adults; $25 for seniors and students. MCNY.org

Decade of Dance Parade
May 21, 1 p.m.
Parade starts at 21st Street & Broadway; ending at Eighth Street at University Place
Dance styles reflect the cosmopolitan legacy of the city and the elastic inventiveness of the form, and include African, Asian-Indian, ballet, bhangra, Bolivian Tinkus, Brazilian zouk, breakdance, Chinese, hip-hop, Irish, Indonesian, Jamaican Dance Hall, lindy hop, modern, roller disco, salsa, samba, Tahitian and tango. “DanceFest” from 3–7 p.m. afterwards in Tompkins Square Park, with dance performances, workshops, lessons and social dancing. Free. DanceParade.org

ONGOING IN MANHATTAN

Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
Tuesdays, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. (through June 14)
Tompkins Square Library, 331 E. 10th St.
A class of five exercises including meditation. Come relieve your stress and anxieties, increase your energy and vitality, and enjoy peace of mind. Free. en.FalunDafa.org

Shakespeare’s Star Turn in America
Through May 27
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
The exhibition focuses on Shakespeare in North America from the Colonial times to the present. The multimedia exhibition uses artifacts from the Library for the Performing Arts’ unique collection to document the on-going popularity of the Shakespeare plays. Free. NYPL.org

Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute
Through August 27
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
An exhibition that compares scenic and costume designs from a select group of 20th and 21st century productions extolled for their remarkable visual achievement. Since its premiere in 1791, this opera has inspired countless teams of directors and designers to create a cornucopia of imaginative productions that have beguiled audiences of all ages. Free. LincolnCenter.org

New York & The Nation
Ongoing
The Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, 170 Central Park West
Explore the story of New York and America in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History. $20 adults, $12 students, $15 seniors. NYHistory.org

Family Sundays at Rubin Museum
Ongoing
150 W. 17th St.
Bring your family to the Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2 p.m. family exhibition tour, or go on your own thematic gallery search. Free. RubinMuseum.org

Film Society of Lincoln Center
Ongoing
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 144 W. 65th St.; Walter Reade Theater, 165 W. 65th St.
Year-round programming that includes premieres of new films from an international roster of established and emerging directors. $14. FilmLinc.com

ONGOING ELSEWHERE

Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
Wednesdays, 1 p.m.–2 p.m. (through June 15)
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Ave., Brooklyn
A class of five exercises including meditation. Come relieve your stress and anxieties, increase your energy and vitality, and enjoy peace of mind. Free. en.FalunDafa.org

VISUAL ARTS

ENDING IN MANHATTAN

Asian Art at 100: A History in Photographs
Through May 22
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The timeline presented in the photographs in this exhibition chronicles the changing face of the Met’s galleries of Asian art as the building’s footprint has expanded, exhibition styles have evolved, and the collection has grown. $12–$25 suggested. METMuseum.org

The Power of Prints: The Legacy of William M. Ivins and A. Hyatt Mayor
Through May 22
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This exhibition commemorates the centenary of the Department of Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art by celebrating the astounding legacy of its founding curator, William Mills Ivins, and his brilliant protégé A. Hyatt Mayor. Together, during their combined fifty-year tenure, Ivins and Mayor amassed a collection of many hundreds of thousands of prints that is both encyclopedic in its scope and studied in its many areas of focus. $12–$25 suggested. METMuseum.org

ONGOING IN MANHATTAN

Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture
Through June 5
The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St.
One of the most celebrated and influential portraitists of all time, Anthony van Dyck’s supremely elegant manner and convincing evocation of a sitter’s inner life—whether real or imagined—made him the favorite portraitist of many of the most powerful and interesting figures of the seventeenth century. Frick.org

Pergamon and the Hellenistic Kingdoms of the Ancient World
Through July 17
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the ancient world, making trade and cultural exchange possible across great distances. Alexander’s retinue of court artists and extensive artistic patronage provided a model for his successors, the Hellenistic kings, who came to rule over much of his empire. $12–$25 suggested. METMuseum.org

Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs
Through July 24
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Spectacular works of art created in the eleventh through thirteenth century from Turkmenistan to the Mediterranean. Approximately 270 objects—including ceramics, glass, stucco, works on paper, woodwork, textiles, and metalwork—from American, European, and Middle Eastern public and private collections will be shown. $12–$25 suggested. METMuseum.org

ONGOING ELSEWHERE

RESIDENTS Exhibition
Through June 3
46-06 11th St., Long Island City, Queens
This group show presents nine emerging artists, all recent graduates of Grand Central Atelier, in a showcase of new paintings, drawings, and sculpture. EleventhStreetArts.com

PERFORMING ARTS

NEW IN MANHATTAN

Broadway Musicals of the 1960s
May 23 at 8 p.m.
Town Hall Tickets
123 West 43rd St.
There was no decade like it in the history of Broadway; the 1960’s was the fertile field in which the classic form of the musical theater reached its culmination with shows like Hello, Dolly! and Fiddler on the Roof. And it was also the decade in which Broadway first dipped its toes into the world of rock ‘n’ roll with Bye, Bye, Birdie and then went full blast with Hair! Broadway by the Year will explore it all with Tony Award winner BILL IRWIN and a handful of other exceptional, Tony Award winners and nominees to be named later. $50–$60. TheTownHall.org

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 24–29
David H. Koch Theater
Enter the enchanted land of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a lush forest besieged by quixotic love triangles and feuding fairy kingdoms, awash with magic at every turn. $30–$170. NYCballet.com

La Fille mal gardée
May 24 at 7:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Opera House
Frederick Ashton’s final full-length ballet features beautifully detailed characters and poetic lyricism perfectly suited to its story of young love. In this pastoral comedy, a farmer’s widow is determined to marry her daughter off to a wealthy man’s son rather than to the poor farmer with whom she is head-over-heels smitten. The picture-book countryside setting of maypoles, ponies and dancing hens add to the bucolic backdrop of this ballet. From $20. ABT.org

Mozart Forever: Fifty Years of the Mostly Mozart Festival
May 24–Aug. 27
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Lincoln Center launched America’s first indoor summer music festival as “Midsummer Serenades: A Mozart Festival” in August 1966. The idea was a success from the start, and by 1970 the festival had transformed into Mostly Mozart. Free. LincolnCenter.org

ENDING IN MANHATTAN

Ratmansky World Premiere: Seven Sonatas, Firebird
Through May 21
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky choreographs a World Premiere set to Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s Symposium. This triple bill includes his delicate Seven Sonatas with music by Domenico Scarlatti and the enchanting Firebird, performed to Stravinsky’s famous score. From $20. ABT.org

Shostakovich Trilogy
Through May 23
30 Lincoln Center Plaza
In a highly-anticipated return engagement, Ratmansky’s acclaimed full-evening program, performed to Dmitri Shostakovich’s orchestral works, features Symphony 9, Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto 1. From $20. ABT.org

SONGBOOK: Broadway’s Future
May 23 at 6 p.m.
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center
A concert of new music by Broadway composers and lyricists sung by Broadway vocalists, Presented by Arts and Artists at St. Paul and directed by John Znidarsic. Free. LincolnCenter.org

MUSIC

NEW IN MANHATTAN

Arsentiy Kharitonov on Piano
May 20 at 8 p.m.
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
A prize-winner of many national and international competitions, pianist Arsentiy Kharitonov has performed in solo recitals and with orchestras in Russia, Europe, Asia, and the United States. $20. CarnegieHall.org

The MET Orchestra
May 22 at 3 p.m.
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
The orchestra performs an all-Strauss program that includes the tone poems Don Juan and Also sprach Zarathustra, a work immortalized in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. Velvet-voiced soprano Renée Fleming joins the orchestra for a selection of songs by the composer, including the beautiful and deeply nostalgic Four Last Songs. $26–$170. CarnegieHall.org

The MET Orchestra
May 26 at 8 p.m.
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
One of the great Wagnerians, James Levine conducts The MET Orchestra in selections from Der Ring des Nibelungen. Wagner’s epic operatic tetralogy tells a tale of gods and men in music of tremendous power, tenderness, and exquisite color. $26–$170. CarnegieHall.org

ONGOING IN MANHATTAN

Spiral Music
Wednesdays
Rubin Museum, 150 W. 17th St.
Spiral Music presents acoustic music every Wednesday evening at the base of the museum’s spiral staircase. Artists who specialize in music from the Himalayas and South Asia are invited to forge a connection between their music and the art in the galleries. Free. RubinMuseum.org

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