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bombazo-dance-yellowBrooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates the return of spring and cherry blossom season with Art in the Garden: Spring Weekends, a series of over 60 pop-up music and dance performances presented over the course of four weekends, from April 17 through May 9, in locations spread across the Garden. And to make the most of the season—and provide a COVID-safe, socially distanced visitor experience—the Garden is extending its hours until sunset, also from April 17 through May 9.
Visitors will be able to enjoy performances by more than 20 artists including Japanese dance organization Sachiyo Ito and Company, Bombazo Dance Company, Brownstone Jazz Ensemble, and Mantra Percussion, while taking in the sights of the Garden at springtime: the renowned cherry blossoms, colorful magnolias, sunny daffodils, and more.

The Host / courtesy of Magnolia PicturesA four-part series of popular science-fiction films introduced by top public-health experts, supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to entertain and engage the Queens community on critical issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light

April 9–June 4, 2021

New York, New York — As part of the ongoing series Science on Screen, Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) announced today that with its partners Rooftop Films and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), it will showcase a series of popular science-fiction films that also explore science and public health issues during this year’s spring season at the Queens Drive-In. The series, Proceed with Caution, showcases acclaimed thrillers and adventures framed by introductions from scientists and public health experts on the front lines of research, in order to both entertain and engage members of the Queens community and surrounding boroughs in critical issues the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to light. With support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which has an impressive history of supporting public health–focused films, the series will also feature a number of diverse, Sloan-supported short films that address public health topics, as well as the Sloan-supported PBS documentary The Polio Crusade, a relevant story about the polio vaccine development and rollout.

Fraunces Tavern MuseumNew York, N.Y. – On Friday, April 2, 2021, Fraunces Tavern Museum will debut two new exhibitions: An American Emblem of Magnanimity and To the Beat of Their Own Drums: Regimental Flags of the American Revolution.

On display in the Adeline Moses Loeb Gallery, An American Emblem of Magnanimity examines the history of the Gadsden Flag and the role it continues to play in shaping the American identity.

IntrepidEnhanced Health & Safety Measures Include Mandatory Face Coverings, Social Distancing, Capacity Limits, Timed Ticketing and Increased Disinfecting

Ship’s Pilot Escalator, Bomb Elevator and Photo Lab Among New Spaces and Experiences

New York, N.Y. – The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will reopen to the public on Thursday, March 25, initially with a four-day per week schedule (Thursday-Sunday, 10:00am–5:00pm), and continuing to employ enhanced health and safety measures. These measures, which are based on guidance from public health experts, include a mandatory face covering policy, enforced social distancing, capacity limits (25 percent), timed ticketing, and increased cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation $1 Million Project Will Add Ramp, Renovate ADA Compliant Pathways

Park Remains Open During Construction

The state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announced today work will start on a $1 million project to enhance disability access at Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms State Park in New York City.

Starting next week and concluding in late spring, work will include a new incline platform lift at the granite Grand Stairway and renovation of two aggregate stone pathways to enhance accessibility.

“This project will ensure that all New Yorkers can enjoy equal access to this important memorial to a New Yorker who was one of our greatest leaders,” said State Parks Commissioner Erik Kulleseid. “At Parks, we value doing what is needed so that our Parks and historic sites are open to all.”

The project is supported by a $250,000 allocation from New York City Council Member Mark Levine and $250,000 grant from State Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright, with the balance supported by NY Works.

Queens Drive-InPresented by Museum of the Moving Image, Rooftop Films, NYSCI — kicking off with a special screening of ‘Coming 2 America’

The popular drive-in series returns for a second season to provide arts and entertainment in the borough, to bring back jobs, and to support the larger filmmaking community

Opening March 5, 2021

New York, NY (February 24, 2021) — Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), Rooftop Films, and the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) today announced the return of the Queens Drive-In at New York City’s iconic Flushing Meadows Corona Park. A collaborative project between three non-profit organizations, the Queens Drive-In hosted over 80 sold-out events during the summer and fall of 2020, including dozens of New York and world premieres, many of which featured in-person and live-streamed appearances by filmmakers and stars. Among New York City drive-in experiences that opened in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Queens Drive-In offers one of the largest screens with a capacity of 200 cars, high-quality DCP projection, and adventurous programming.

NYC Indie Film Festival 2021Festival to showcase over 30 works by indie theatre artists from march 10 - 14
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New York, NY – New Ohio Theatre, located in Manhattan’s West Village, proudly presents the 2021 NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival, showcasing over 30 shorts, features and web series episodes, running March 10 – 14.

The NYC Indie Theatre Film Festival presents work from New York City independent theatre artists defying labels and branching out into digital media and film. For 2021 they’re taking the festival online and opening it up to include indie theatre artists from across the United States. They’re excited to take advantage of the internet’s wide reach to meet a new, national community of fellow theatre artists and showcase new perspectives and voices from across the country. North and South. Coast to coast. This time, it’s national.

Larry King - Madame Tussaud'sWax Museum Invites Guests to Pay Respects to New York City Icon Free of Charge  

New York City (Jan. 25, 2021) – Madame Tussauds New York is honoring famed talk show host, Larry King, by placing his figure front and center inside the entrance of the Times Square museum following his passing on Saturday. Guests are invited to pay their respects to the New York City icon by signing a condolence book and pausing for a moment in his honor. There’s no charge to visit his figure. It’s a tradition for Madame Tussauds museums to pay tribute to celebrities and those who’ve made a significant impact on society by featuring their figures in this manner.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Winter Sound WalksSite-specific sound walks and installations by Gelsey Bell and Joseph White, Brian House and Ben Rubin, and Michael Gordon

Brooklyn, NY—This winter, Brooklyn Botanic Garden focuses its outdoor public programming on sound in the Garden, with site-specific original compositions and audio walks for visitors to experience at their own pace.

As part of the Art in the Garden series, BBG presents three works from January through May: Gelsey Bell and Joseph White’s Meander, Ben Rubin and Brian House’s Terminal Moraine, and a reprisal of Michael Gordon’s loved. Each work takes its inspiration from the Garden and the temporal sensations one experiences among its natural features, both ancient and fleeting.

TADA! Winter 2020 Education Classes Maggie on ZoomRegister Now for Semester Classes, January 25 - April 17, 2021

Designed for Ages 4 to 18 

TADA! Free Virtual Open House on Saturday, January 16th

New York, N.Y. -- Families may register now for TADA! Youth Theater’s new online Winter Education Classes, designed for ages 4 to 18. Winter Semester Musical Theater Classes will be offered January 25, 2021, through April 17, 2021. In this fast-paced, active environment, young people will co-create an original musical as an ensemble. It’s the perfect blend of musical theater training, storytelling, and fun theater games to keep their young minds engaged all semester long!…