Thing to Do Around NYC: May 27–June 2

By Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff
May 26, 2016 Updated: June 2, 2016



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.


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.


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.

Falun Dafa (Falun Gong) Exercises
Tuesdays, 6 p.m.–7 p.m. (through June 12, no class on May 31)
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. (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.



Ceramics by Francis Delille Editions Paris
June 8–Sept. 30
Vallois America at 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.


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.

Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces
Through June 9
Metropolitan Museum of Art
This installation, which explores the cultural importance of silk in China, showcases the most important and unusual textiles from the Museum’s collection. $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.

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.

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.


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.



Joffrey Ballet Concert Group
May 28, 2 p.m.
219 W. 19th St.
The Joffrey Ballet Concert Group will dance an evening of exciting repertory including a revival of Gerald Arpino’s beloved “Suite St. Saëns,” a work that has not been performed in over ten years. In the words of Agnes de Mille, Suite St. Saëns is “like standing in a flight of meteors.” The program also includes George Balanchine’s neo-Romantic Valse Fantaisie, and new works by Gabrielle Lamb and Dwight Rhoden. $35.

Night of a Thousand Judys
June 6, 8 p.m.
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
“Night Of A Thousand Judys” will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes, and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 pm and the performance at 8 pm. The evening is written and hosted by Justin Sayre with special guests to be announced. $45–$500.

The Golden Cockerel
June 6–11
The 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.

Ailey Spirit Gala
June 8, 7 p.m.
A one-night-only benefit performance and party. The Ailey Spirit Gala benefit performance at 7pm includes the world-renowned Ailey dancers in excerpts of Alvin Ailey’s Cry and Robert Battle’s Awakening. The rising stars of Ailey II will perform Ray Mercer’s “Something Tangible,” gifted young dancers from The Ailey School (ages 6 to 23) will showcase their talents and the breadth of the program’s training in a new work, and talented students from AileyCamp will perform a work inspired by Talley Beatty’s “The Stack-up.” $500–$50,000.


Mozart Forever: Fifty Years of the Mostly Mozart Festival
May 24–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.



Music and Art from the Court of Charles I
June 3, 6–7 p.m.
The Frick Collection
English music spanned a range of styles when Anthony van Dyck served as court painter to Charles I. In this Salon Evening, period music ensemble Sonnambula will perform treasured works from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in celebration of the special exhibition Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture. $40.


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.

Epoch Times Staff
Epoch Times Staff