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MOMI - Live Online EventsAstoria, New York (April 22, 2020) — With the building closed due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Museum of the Moving Image has shifted to offering remote programs, which include tutorials in media-making as part of a wider online education initiative, “View from Home” new-release films, and live conversations with filmmakers, scholars, curators, and educators on topics relating to film and media, exhibitions, and the collection.

Moliere In the ParkReimagined for our current times in quarantine, directed by MIP’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien

Streams live on YouTube May 2 at 7pm, Replays available through 7pm May 6

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Brooklyn, NY – Molière in the Park has announced a live stream presentation of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur’s translation of Molière’s THE MISANTHROPE, reimagined for our current times in quarantine, directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

THE MISANTHROPE will stream live on Molière in the Park’s YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/channel/UCRfC-quc82zcsXaLZ8AmYPA) on Saturday, May 2 at 7pm. Replays of the stream will be available through 7pm Wednesday, May 6. Viewing is free. Running time is 90 minutes.

Museum of the Moving ImageLatest iteration of ongoing documentary series captures international filmmakers responding to the current moment
Participants include Steve James, Elizabeth Lo, Bill and Turner Ross, John Skoog, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Courtney Stephens, Hubert Sauper, and others

Online premiere: Sunday, April 19, 12:00 p.m. and live discussion event at 8:00 p.m. ET

New York, New York, April 14, 2020—In response to the cancellation of film festivals around the world and disruption in the lives and work of filmmakers, the documentary ROOM H.264: Quarantine, April 2020—filmed and edited over the course of the last two weeks—makes its debut online on Sunday, April 19, 12:00 P.M. EDT on Vimeo and will remain online until May 3. A live discussion with filmmakers Eric Hynes, Jeff Reichert, and Damon Smith will take place on Sunday evening at 8:00 P.M. Shot via Skype, ROOM H.264: Quarantine, April 2020 features those whose work was slated to screen at festivals like SXSW, CPH:DOX, Tribeca, First Look and more.

Valuable  exhibition at Fraunces Tavern MuseumExplore one of the Museum's most popular exhibitions, and take a guided tour, from anywhere!

New York, N.Y.Valuable, an exhibition at Fraunces Tavern Museum from November 4, 2016 through July 8, 2019, has gone digital. Explore the collection, which highlights the eight most valuable objects in the museum's collection, not only for their financial worth, but also for their contributions to preserving and interpreting American history and culture.

Penguin ChicksBronx, NY (March 26, 2020) – The development of two little blue penguin chicks (Eudyptula minor) hatched at the Bronx Zoo in February can be tracked on Instagram and Facebook while the zoo is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

With these two chicks, the Bronx Zoo little blue penguin colony now includes 16 birds. Last year, seven penguins from the New England Aquarium were brought to the zoo for breeding. The full story of the penguins’ move and integration with the colony will be featured on the fourth season of Animal Planet’s THE ZOO which will premiere on Saturday, April 4 at 9pm ET/PT.

First LookReverse Shot editors and seven “Creative Correspondents” to participate in criticism initiatives during First Look Festival, including first ever “live” symposium on March 11;
First Look Festival runs March 11–15, 2020

Astoria, New York (March 5, 2020) — As part of Museum of the Moving Image’s new First Look Festival initiative “Working on It,” a series of events focusing on the creative process, Reverse Shot (reverseshot.org), the Museum’s in-house publication, has announced a new program entitled Critical Interventions, which will experiment with new forms of film festival coverage and conversation. For this program, Reverse Shot has selected seven writers to function as inaugural “Creative Correspondents” at First Look. Each writer will be paired with a filmmaker whose work is screening in First Look, and these relationships will result in seven pieces of critical reportage—an interview or profile or feature, or some other hybrid form entirely—to be published on the site at the conclusion of the Festival.

Hellenic Film Socity - PauseIn association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), at the Museum of the Moving Image, March 8

Astoria, NY – Hellenic Film Society USA is proud to mark Women’s History Month with a screening of the award-winning Greek film, Pause. The film will be presented in association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) on Sunday, March 8 at 4pm at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria. The screening is part of the Museum’s Always on Sunday monthly Greek film series.

Making Brooklyn BloomSaturday, March 14, 2020 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Full Day of Free Gardening Talks and Workshops

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden is pleased to announce the 39th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s kickoff of the spring gardening season, taking place on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Gardening enthusiasts from throughout the New York metro area gather for this spring event, which features a full day of conversations, presentations, and workshops to inspire and engage gardeners of every type and level. The day includes workshops by community gardeners, BBG staff, and other experts.

The Met 150Héctor Zamora has been commissioned to create a site-specific work for the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

Carol Bove will create new sculptures for The Met Fifth Avenue Facade

New York, N.Y. (February 20, 2020) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced two upcoming commissions at The Met Fifth Avenue. Mexican artist Héctor Zamora has been selected to create a site-specific intervention for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour will open on April 21 and be on view through October 25, 2020. In September 2020, American artist Carol Bove will unveil new sculptures for The Met Fifth Avenue's facade niches, the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the exterior of the Museum. The Facade Commission: Carol Bove will be on view September 9, 2020 through March 30, 2021.

NYCGO logoAir New Zealand Prepares to Launch Nonstop Service from Auckland to NYC this October

With New Alliance in Oceania’s Auckland, NYC & Company Now Has City-to-City Collaborations Across Six Continents

Auckland, New Zealand (February 17, 2020) – NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) today signed a first-ever official tourism agreement between the two cities.

The agreement was formalized at an industry ceremony at Ōrākei Marae in Auckland, New Zealand, with NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon, Associate Minister Hon. Peeni Henare, Auckland’s Hon. Mayor Phil Goff, ATEED Chief Executive Nick Hill.The new two-year partnership will enable ATEED and NYC & Company to promote their respective destinations and focus on attracting visitation through an economical and collaborative exchange and includes reciprocal marketing and promotion over two years.

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