Selected NYC Events (05/04) + Museum Special Exhibitions: Manhattan’s 5th Avenue

Today’s Super 7 NYC Events > THURSDAY/MAY 04, 2017

“We search the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you don’t have to.” We make it as easy as 1-2-3.
For future NYC Events be sure to check the tab above: “Notable NYC Events-May”

Have time for only one NYC Event today? Do this:

Pat Martino (May 04-06)
Iridium, 1650 Broadway, at 51st St./ 8:30, $35
“Through soul jazz, bebop, modal adventures, fusion, and beyond, Martino has taken his instrument on a roller coaster of stylistic twists and turns during his six-decade career, emerging as a patriarch of jazz guitar. A serious health crisis and determined recovery in the early eighties, which climaxed with him painstakingly relearning the guitar, may be a touchstone of his iconic legacy, but Martino doesn’t have to call on an inspirational backstory to dazzle.” (NewYorker)

6 OTHER TOP NYC EVENTS TODAY (see below for full listing)
>>Marissa Mulder: Shelter from the Storm—The Songs of Bob Dylan
>>Hari Kondabolu
>>RON CARTER’S 80TH-BIRTHDAY WEEK
>>Art New York and Context New York
>> The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution
>>Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archeology
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Music, Dance, Performing Arts

Marissa Mulder: Shelter from the Storm—The Songs of Bob Dylan
Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St. / 10PM, $10
“As comfortable singing Tom Waits as she is singing Noël Coward, the winsomely natural Mulder is one of the cabaret world’s biggest breakout successes of the past five years. Her new set is devoted to songs by Nobel-winning troubadour Bob Dylan.” (TONY)

Hari Kondabolu
Carolines on Broadway / 7:30pm; $32
“After appearances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel and pretty much every podcast you’ve ever listened to, the Queens native hits Carolines for four nights of brutally genius political comedy. You can expect attacks on the NRA, the Academy Awards and just about every member of the new presidential cabinet at Kondabolu’s razor-sharp night of roasts.” (TONY)

RON CARTER’S 80TH-BIRTHDAY WEEK (May 2-7)
at the Blue Note, 131 W3rd St. / 8PM, +10:30PM, $30, $45
“Mr. Carter, a bassist, is one of the most recorded sidemen in jazz history. He’s also the author of some remarkable — if rather overlooked — solo albums, in formats ranging from duets to little big bands. The stately Mr. Carter will celebrate the week of his 80th birthday with concerts alongside an array of collaborators. On Tuesday, he’s in duo with the guitarist Bill Frisell; over the next four days, he will convene various quintets including the likes of Benny Golson, Kenny Barron and Renee Rosnes; and on May 7 he closes the run with his Golden Striker Trio, featuring Russell Malone on guitar and Donald Vega on piano.” (GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO-NYT)

Smart Stuff / Other NYC Events
(Lectures, Discussions, Book Talks, Literary Readings, Classes, Food & Drink, Other)

Art New York
Pier 94; 5pm; $40, students $25, seniors $25, multiday pass $75
“Paired with sister fair Context New York, Miami import Art New York brings more than 150 galleries representing nearly 1,200 modern and contemporary artists from 50 countries to Pier 94 during New York Art Week. During fair hours, courtesy shuttle service will run to Pier 94 from the Frieze Ferry at 35th Street.
AND
Context New York
Pier 94; 5pm; $40, students $25, seniors $25, multiday pass $75
Sharing a space (and ticket) with Art New York, the Context New York art fair bills itself as a forum for dialogue between art collectors (even first-timers), galleries and artists. Stop by to check out 60 participating galleries offering work by emerging, midcareer, and cutting-edge talent.” (TONY mag)

The Framers’ Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution
Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St./ 6:30PM, $10
Presented by Michael Klarman
“Klarman will discuss why the Philadelphia convention wrote a much more nationalizing and democracy-constraining constitution than most Americans wanted or desired, and how they managed to convince Americans to approve it.”

Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archeology
The Cooper Union, 7 E. 7th St./ 6:30PM, FREE
“Eric H. Cline, author of Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archeology, will have a free, public discussion of the history of archeology with Mark Adams, the journalist and author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu.”

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Bonus NYC events– Jazz Venues:
Many consider NYCity the Jazz capital of the world. Here are my favorite Jazz clubs, all on Manhattan’s WestSide. Check out who is playing tonight:

Greenwich Village
(5 are underground, classic jazz joints. all 6 are within walking distance of each other):
Village Vanguard – UG, 178 7th Ave. South, villagevanguard.com, 212-255-4037
Blue Note – 131 W3rd St. nr 6th ave. bluenotejazz.com, 212-475-8592
55 Bar – basement @55 Christopher St. nr 7th ave.S. 55bar.com, 212-929-9883
Mezzrow – basement @ 163 W10th St. nr 7th Ave. mezzrow.com,646-476-4346
Smalls – basement @ 183 W10th St. smallslive.com, 646-476-4346
Cornelia Street Cafe – UG, 29 Cornelia St. corneliastreetcafe.com, 212-989-9319

Outside Greenwich Village:
Dizzy’s Club – Broadway @ 60th St. — jazz.org/dizzys / 212-258-9595
Birdland – 315 W44th St.(btw 8/9ave) — birdlandjazz.com / 212-581-3080
Smoke Jazz Club – 2751 Broadway nr.106th St. — smokejazz.com / 212-864-6662

Special Mention:
Caffe Vivaldi – 32 Jones St. nr Bleecker St. — caffevivaldi.com / 212-691-7538
a classic, old jazz club in the Village, Caffe V often surprises with a wonderfully eclectic lineup. It’s my favorite spot for an evening of listening enjoyment and discovery.

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♦ Before making final plans, we suggest you call the venue to confirm ticket availability, dates and times, as schedules are subject to change.
♦ NYCity, with a population of  8.5 million, had a record 60 million visitors last year and was TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Top U.S. Destination for 2017.  Quality shows draw crowds.
Try to reserve seats for these top NYC events in advance, even if just on day of performance.
NYCity Vacation Travel Guide Video (Expedia):

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WHAT’S ON VIEW
These are My Fave Special Exhibitions @ MUSEUMS / Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue
(See the New York Times Arts Section for listings of all museum exhibitions,
and also see the expanded reviews of these exhibitions)

Morgan Library & Museum
‘I’M NOBODY! WHO ARE YOU? THE LIFE AND POETRY OF EMILY DICKINSON’ (through May 28).
“This is the second-largest gathering ever, anywhere, of prime Dickinson relics, and as such it comes with an aura the size of a city block. It instantly turns the Morgan into a pilgrimage site, a literary Lourdes, a place to come in contact with one aspect of America that truly can claim greatness. And the show has a mission, to give 21st-century audiences a fresh take on Dickinson. Gone is the white-gowned Puritan nun, and the Belle of Amherst, that infantilized charmer. At the Morgan we get a different Dickinson, a person among people: a member of a household, a village dweller, a citizen.” 212-685-0008, themorgan.org. (NYT-Holland Cotter)

and you should be sure to check out the special exhibitions at that little museum on Fifth Ave., The Metropolitan Museum of Art
(open 7 days /week, AND always Pay What You Wish)

at the very least you will want to see this one:
‘CELEBRATING THE ARTS OF JAPAN: THE MARY GRIGGS BURKE COLLECTION’ (through May 2017)
“This lavish collection of 160 objects came to the Met from the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in early 2015. The Burkes loved Japanese art — all of it — and the exhibition is close to compendious in terms of media, from wood-carved Buddhas to bamboo baskets, with a particular strength in painting, early and late. The quality of the work? Japan thinks highly enough of it to have made the Burke holdings the first Japanese collection from abroad ever to show at Tokyo National Museum. 212-535-7710, metmuseum.org.” (Cotter)

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Museum Mile is a section of Fifth Avenue which contains one of the densest displays of culture in the world. Eight museums can be found along this section of Fifth Avenue:
• 105th Street – El Museo del Barrio (closed Sun-Mon)*
• 103rd Street – Museum of the City of New York (open 7 days /week)
•  92nd Street – The Jewish Museum (closed Wed) (Sat FREE) (Thu 5-8 PWYW)
•  91st Street  –  Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (open 7 days /week)
•  89th Street –  National Academy Museum (closed Mon-Tue)
•  88th Street –  Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (closed Thu) (Sat 6-8 PWYW)
•  86th Street –  Neue Galerie New York (closed Tue-Wed) (Fri 6-8 FREE)
Last, but certainly not least, America’s premier museum
•  82nd Street – The Metropolitan Museum of Art (open 7 days /week)*
*always Pay What You Wish (PWYW)

Although technically not part of the Museum Mile, the Frick Collection (closed Mon) (SUN 11am-1pm PWYW) on the corner of 70th St. and Fifth Avenue and the The Morgan Library & Museum (closed Mon) (Fri 7-9 FREE) on Madison Ave and 37th St are also located near Fifth Ave.
Now plan your own museum crawl (info on hours & admission updated June 2, 2015).
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For other selected Museum and Gallery Special Exhibitions see Recent Posts in right Sidebar dated 05/02 and 04/30.
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