Selected Events Manhattan’s WestSide + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Ave (09/26)

Today’s “Fab 5”/ Selected NYCity Events – THURSDAY, SEPT 26, 2013.

For other useful and curated NYCity event info for Manhattan’s WestSide be sure to check out:
“Notable Events-Sept.”, “on Broadway”,  and “Top10 Free” in the header above.
For NYCity trip planning see links in “Resources” and “Smart Stuff” in the header above.

Fall for Dance Festival (through Oct.5)
New York City Center is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Fall for Dance Festival with a very special season featuring performances by 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world. The Festival’s five unique programs offer an exciting mix of treasured favorites and undiscovered gems. Highlights include three new works commissioned by City Center in celebration of the 10th anniversary.
City Center, 131 West 55th St.
At 8 p.m./ $15*

*Unfortunately, presales are sold out. Tickets returned to the Box Office will be made available for sale starting at 6:30pm on the day of the performance. A maximum of two tickets per customer may be purchased on a first come, first served basis.
Next year, need to buy tickets (only $15) when they go on sale. This year they went on sale Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 AM. Mark your calendar.

Sudhir Venkatesh
Floating City: A Rogue Sociologist Lost and Found in New York’s Underground Economy

Columbia sociologist Sudhir Venkatesh (Gang Leader for a Day) interviews all species of human strata (prostitutes, socialites, academics and high/low level drug dealers) in Floating City, his in-depth look at New York’s underground economy.
Barnes & Noble, 82nd & Broadway
212-362-8835 /

Taste of the Village 
Join hundreds of neighborhood foodies at the 11th Annual Taste of the Village benefit for Washington Square Park, sponsored by the Village Alliance.

“With over 30 local food and wine purveyors, this year’s  event will be our most exciting yet! From the beautiful vistas of the Washington Square arch and fountain, to our newly-expanded seating area and jazz performers, we promise a fun and flavorful evening under the stars.”

Taste of the Village tickets are $50 and are available online until 3:00 PM today (9/26), (A limited number of tickets will be for sale in person at the Washington Square Arch after online ticket sales close and at the door until we sell out.
(212) 777-2173,

Eleventh Annual New York Burlesque Festival
“The Teaser Party,” a burlesque show with international performers, will open this festival running through Sept. 29 at several locations. The show is for those 18 and older.
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St, near Thompson St, Greenwich Village
At 7 p.m./ $20

Boyzie Cekwana and Panaibra Canda
“One of the most important choreographers to have emerged from post-apartheid South Africa, Boyzie Cekwana, teams up with the Mozambican choreographer Panaibra Canda in “The Inkomati (dis)cord,” a work inspired by a failed 1984 agreement between their respective countries, and drawing on their personal histories and experiences. There will be a post-performance talk.” (Sulcas-NYT)
New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, Chelsea
At 7:30 p.m. / $20

Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm dates and check times, as schedules are subject to change. ================================================================================

What’s on View: Special Exhibitions @ 4 Museum Mile / Fifth Ave. Museums:

‘The Roof Garden Commission: Imran Qureshi” (through Nov. 3)
“Legends of the Dead Ball Era” (1900-1919) (through Dec. 1)
“Eighteenth Century Pastels” (through Dec. 29)
“Julia Margaret Cameron” (through Jan. 5, 2014)
“Medieval Treasurse From Hildesheim” (through Jan. 5, 2014)
“Interwoven Globe: The Worldwide Textile Trade, 1500-1800” (through Jan. 5, 2014)
“Brush Writing in the Arts of Japan” (through Jan. 12, 2014)
Metropolitan Museum of Art: 1000 5th Ave, at 82nd St.
(212) 535-7710 /

“Old Masters, Newly Acquired” (through Oct. 6)
“Monika Grzymala, Volumen” (through Nov. 3)
Morgan Library & Museum: 225 Madison Avenue, at 36th St.
(212) 685-0008 /

Kandinsky in Paris, 1934–1944” (through Apr.23, 2014)
Guggenheim Museum: 1071 Fifth Avenue, at 89th St.
(212) 423-3500 /

“La Bienal 2013: Here Is Where We Jump” (through Jan. 4, 2014)
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, at 104th St.
(212) 831-7272 /

========================================================== Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world. Ten museums can be found along this section of Fifth Avenue:

• 110th Street – Museum for African Art

• 105th Street – El Museo del Barrio

• 103rd Street – Museum of the City of New York

• 92nd Street – The Jewish Museum

• 91st Street –  Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

• 89th Street – National Academy Museum

• 88th Street – Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

• 86th Street – Neue Galerie New York

• 83rd Street – Goethe-Institut

Last, but certainly not least, America’s premier museum
• 82nd Street – The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Additionally, though technically not part of the Museum Mile, the Frick Collection on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 70th St. and the The Morgan Library & Museum on Madison Ave and 37th St are also located near Fifth Ave. Now plan your own museum crawl. ========================================================== What’s on View: Top Photography Exhibitions
(NYCity / Manhattan’s WestSide)   

Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street / 212-708-9400
XL: 19NewAcquisitions in Photography (through Dec. 31)
Walker Evans: American Photographs (through Jan. 26, 2014) 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue (at 82nd Street) / 212-535-7710
Julia Margaret Cameron (through Jan. 5, 2014)
Everyday Ephiphanies: Photography and Daily Life Since 1969  (through Jan. 26, 2014)

ICP 1133 Avenue of the Americas at 43rd Street / 212-857-0000
All exhibitions from Oct 4, 2013–Jan 19, 2014:
Lewis Hine
The Future of America: Lewis Hine’s New Deal Photographs
JFK November 22, 1963: A Bystander’s View of History
Zoe Strauss: 10 Years

American Museum Natural History 
79th St. And Central Park West / (212) 313-7278
Picturing Science: Museum Scientists and Imaging Technologies (through May 31, 2014)

One more photo exhibition, this one in a special setting – the lovely, new Bklyn Bridge Park with spectacular views of the Manhattan skyline, and of course, the Brooklyn Bridge. (easy to get to via subway: #2 or 3 express to Clark St. 1st stop in Bklyn.)

‘The Fence’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park (through Oct. 1) “When is a fence not a fence? When it is the backdrop for a free display of over 200 jury selected images of people, animals and daily life by 39 photographers from the United States and abroad. Presented for the second year by United Photo Industries, a Brooklyn arts cooperative, as a showcase for young photographers, the display consists of a 1,000-foot-long waterproof mesh banner superimposed with color and black-and-white photos. The banner stretches through Brooklyn Bridge Park, from Pier 15, at Joralemon Street and the East River in Brooklyn Heights, to Main Street in Dumbo.” (Anne Mancuso-NYT)
Pier 5, Joralemon Street and the East River
From 6am to 1am / FREE
(718) 215-9075 / ==========================================================

For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar: “NYCity Events: Manhattan’s WestSide” dated 09/24 and 09/22.
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