Thing to Do Around NYC: June 10–16

June 10, 2016 Updated: June 10, 2016



TCYOLI Third Annual Concert
June 11, 7:30 p.m.
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
The Tzu Chi Youth Orchestra of Long Island’s mission is to provide young musicians with the opportunity to work in an ensemble setting to sharpen their musical skills and knowledge, as well as broaden their performance techniques. $50–$70.

Carnegie Kids: Shine and the Moonbeams
June 12, noon
Resnick Education Wing at Carnegie Hall
Singer-songwriter Shawana “Shine” Kemp and her band bring soulful R&B and funk music to audiences of all ages through their interactive, family-friendly concerts. Free.

Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
Mondays 11 a.m.–noon, June 6–July 25 (skipping July 4)
Columbus Library, 742 10th Ave.
A class of five exercises including meditation. Come relieve your stress and anxieties, increase your energy and vitality, and enjoy peace of mind. Free.

American Crafts Festival
Lincoln Center Plaza
June 11 noon–9 p.m. and June 12 10 a.m.–7 p.m.
380 juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States. Continuous entertainment, craft demonstrations. Free.


Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
June 14, 1 p.m.–2 p.m.
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.

Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
June 12, 6 p.m.–7 p.m.
Countee Cullen Library, 104 W. 136th 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.

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.

New York & The Nation
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.

Family Sundays at Rubin Museum
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.

Film Society of Lincoln Center
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.


Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
Wednesdays, 1 p.m.–2 p.m., 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.



First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare
June 7–July 17
New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
Containing the first published scripts of 36 of Shakespeare’s most famous plays—including “Hamlet,” “Macbeth,” and “As You Like It”—the First Folio will be on display at the New-York Historical Society for 6 weeks.

Ceramics by Francis Delille Editions Paris
June 8–Sept. 30
Vallois America, 27 E. 67th St.
Ceramics will showcase a selection of rare pieces of the most prominent contemporary ceramics artists, all produced in La Tuilerie Manufacture in France, a workshop dedicated to preserving the traditions and pushing the limits of ceramic work.


Chinese Lacquer: Treasures From the Irving Collection, 12th–18th Century
Through June 19
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Lacquer, the resin of a family of trees found throughout southern China—as well as in Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan—is an amazing material. When exposed to oxygen and humidity, lacquer hardens or polymerizes, becoming a natural plastic and an ideal protective covering for screens, trays, and other implements. Mixed with pigments, particularly cinnabar (red) and carbon (black), lacquer has been also used as an artistic media for millennia. $12–$25 suggested.

Celebrating the Arts of Japan
Through July 21
The Mary Griggs Burke Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
This tribute to a great collector reveals the distinctive features of Japanese art as viewed through the lens of fifty years of collecting: the sublime spirituality of Buddhist and Shinto art; the boldness of Zen ink painting; the imaginary world conjured up by the Tale of Genji and classical Japanese literature; the sumptuous colors of bird-and-flower painting; the subtlety of poetry, calligraphy, and literati themes; the aestheticized accoutrements of the tea ceremony; and the charming portraiture of courtesans from the “floating world” (ukiyo-e). $12–$25 suggested.

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.

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.

Global by Design: Chinese Ceramics from the R. Albuquerque Collection
Through Aug. 7
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Global by Design will focus on the period—from the late 16th to the 18th century—when Chinese porcelain became a global luxury, transforming both the European ceramic industry and styles of dining and drinking. Featuring 60 exquisite and unusual pieces, this presentation will challenge the long-standing, and overly rigid, tradition of cataloging Chinese ceramics as domestic or trade items. $12–$25 suggested.

Expressions of Nature in Korean Art
Through Sept. 18
Metropolitan Museum of Art
The display shows how select motifs, especially plants and animals, have been illustrated on ceramics, painting, sculpture, lacquer, and textiles, and what they mean. Some types of images and symbols are nearly universal across East Asia; others are specific to Korea.$12–$25 suggested.



Swan Lake
June 13–18
Metropolitan Opera
Among the great classics, “Swan Lake” remains the quintessential ballet, the one that defines the standards of the Company, tests its dancers and ennobles the spirit of the audience. This romantic fable of ill-fated passion, dreamlike transformation and ultimate forgiveness is set to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score. From $20.

Handel’s Rinaldo
June 14, 7 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St.
Operamission presents Handel’s “Rinaldo,” HWV 7, an opera in three acts featuring a concert performance with period baroque orchestra. $45–$75.

Romeo and Juliet
June 20–25
Metropolitan Opera
Kenneth MacMillan’s masterful interpretation of Shakespeare’s enduring romantic tragedy has become one of ABT’s signature productions. Against a sumptuous setting in Renaissance Italy, MacMillan weaves a dance tapestry rich in character nuance and sensuality, and Sergei Prokofiev’s instantly recognizable music underscores the lyric beauty and passion of this beloved ballet’s star-crossed lovers. From $20.


The Golden Cockerel
Through June 11
Metropolitan Opera
With his inimitable style and sensitivity, Ratmansky creates rich characters for the seductive Queen, a marvelously gullible Tsar and the darkly magical cockerel—all set against a kaleidoscope of vibrant color that evoke a mythical Russia. From $20.

The Taming of the Shrew
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park, 81 Central Park West
Through June 26, 8 p.m.
Tony nominated director Phyllida Lloyd turns Shakespeare’s zany comedy of the sexes “The Taming the Shrew” on its head, with an all-female cast and a bold new take. Free.

Mozart Forever: Fifty Years of the Mostly Mozart Festival
Through Aug. 27
New York Public Library for the Performing at Lincoln Center
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.



New York Sounds of Summer
June 10–14
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
This will be the fourth annual concert for the New York Sounds of Summer International Music Festival; its success is credited to fine musical ensembles that look for the best performance experience possible, and we strive to provide just that. $10–$20.

Nam-Hoon Kim on Violin
June 14, 8 p.m.
Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall
Korean violinist Nam-Hoon Kim has performed since a young age, participating in programs such as the Bowdoin International Summer Music Festival. He has appeared as a soloist with many international orchestras. Currently, Mr. Kim is pursuing more artistic education in New York City. $30.

Rufus Wainwright
June 16, 8 p.m.
Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall
For two nights in 2006, Rufus Wainwright performed a love letter to Judy Garland’s Judy at Carnegie Hall concert with a tribute of his own, Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. Backed by a 36-piece orchestra, he performed Judy’s epic 1961 Carnegie Hall performance in its entirety. On June 16 and 17, Rufus returns to perform the shows at Carnegie Hall in celebration of the ten-year milestone with musical director Stephen Oremus. $45–$200.

Solar Flare: A Celebration of Women Composers
June 19, 6 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall, 129 W. 67th St.
At a time of enormous creativity and productivity within the new music world, women composers are still under-represented on the concert stage, in competitions and in academia. In a program focused on inspiring young women to compose, large ensembles from NYC’s premier contemporary youth ensemble Face the Music will perform works by established composers as well as young women representing the next generation of compositional voices. $20.


Spiral Music
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.