Upcoming events

Tue, Jul 2, 2019 - Sun, Nov 3, 2019

"Invention in the Face of Intolerance: Building Our Modern City" at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Early 19th-century New York was a place of tremendous transformation. This once agrarian landscape became a bustling metropolis through dramatic feats of infrastructure: the Grid street system, the Erie Canal, the Croton Aqueduct, which brought fresh water to the greater public for the first time. Much of this transformation was initiated by European immigrants – from the inventors and engineers who worked with imported European building manuals to the day laborers who performed hard and dangerous labor. This exhibit traces the development of the city to these heady days.
Sat, Sep 7, 2019 - Sun, Sep 29, 2019

"Only Yesterday" at 59E59 Theaters

Paul McCartney and John Lennon together again for one night only. This intimate play by Hollywood writer Bob Stevens (The Wonder Years, Murphy Brown, Malcolm in the Middle) brings to life a little-known night when John and Paul were becoming the most famous men on earth. After months of performing for arenas of fans, John and Paul find themselves stranded in a cheap motel room in Key West. They do what many young men do when they’re bored—get drunk and have some laughs. But as their talk turns serious, they bond over the revelation of childhood events and find inspiration for the music that changed our lives
Tue, Sep 10, 2019 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019

"Fern Hill" at 59E59 Theaters

By Michael Tucker, with Jill Eikenberry, John Glover, David Rasche, Jodi Long, and Ellen Parker. Three couples in their golden years, thick as thieves, are gathered at Sunny and Jer's farmhouse to celebrate milestone birthdays that span three decades. The foundation of their long friendship is honesty and support – as well as a commitment to the enjoyment of food, wine and laughter. They're so close that Sunny suggests that they all move in together—to live and work and assist one another as they grow older. Their companionship is put to the test, however, when a marital betrayal is discovered. The bonds of loyalty and truth are explored in this mature comedy.
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - Sat, Oct 12, 2019

Crossing the Line Festival at FIAF

Experience innovative works by compelling French, Francophone, and American artists in six venues across New York City during Crossing the Line Festival, the French Institute Alliance Française's annual arts festival.
Thu, Sep 12, 2019 - Sat, Oct 12, 2019

FIAF presents The Host and the Cloud - Pierre Huyghe

A former ethnographic museum outside of Paris provides the setting for French artist Pierre Huyghe’s investigation into the nature of ritual. Centering on three separate days—the Day of the Dead, Valentine’s Day, and May Day—over the course of a year, Huyghe captures a group of people circulating in the museum and being exposed to external influences, that they repeat and modify. In navigating through the galleries, as well as history, various proceedings come into focus: a legal trial, a dance, a hypnosis session, and a coronation, among others. These live situations are presented by professionals or reinterpreted by people wearing masks of light. The Host and the Cloud, will play on a continuous loop in the FIAF Gallery throughout Crossing the Line, from Sep 12-Oct 12.
Wed, Sep 25, 2019 @ 7:30 PM

Jérôme Bel's "Isadora Duncan" at Florence Gould Hall

Iconoclastic choreographer Jérôme Bel returns to FIAF with a new piece commissioned by Crossing the Line and inspired by Isadora Duncan's celebrated autobiographical work My Life. The US premiere of this solo piece performed by Catherine Gallant, a New York-based dancer, historian, and Duncan specialist, is the culmination of Bel's series of portraits of dancers. Isadora Duncan examines an artistic pioneer from her American roots to her ultimate demise in France. The piece uncovers a woman who was a feminist, Darwinist, communist, and an advocate of free love. In bringing the same spontaneity, naturalness, and freedom she exhibited in life to the stage, she established the origins of modern dance.
Fri, Sep 27, 2019 - Sun, Oct 20, 2019

"Round Table" at 59E59 Theaters

Zach is a medieval scholar and devotee of LARP (Live Action Role Playing); Laura ghost-writes romance novels. They meet at the crossroads of the competing realities they create and live in. Round Table is a comedy about pretending to be what you already are.
Fri, Sep 27, 2019 @ 2:00 PM

"Lolita" at 58th Street Library

A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. The original James Mason version. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Starring James Mason, Shelly Winters, Sue Lyon. Color. 1962. 2 Hrs 30 mins
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 - Sat, Oct 26, 2019

"The White Chip" at 59E59 Theaters

Steven is on top of the world: he’s married, has good friends, and is steps away from his dream job running one of the hottest theaters in the country. He also happens to be an alcoholic spinning out of control. Follow his life from first sip to first love, critical hit to critical care, all the way to rock bottom, where he carves an unusual path to sobriety. The White Chip is a wry and wild theatrical journey to recovery.
Wed, Oct 9, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

58th Street Library Book Discussion: "This Is How It Always Is," by Laurie Frankel

Laurie Frankel's This Is How It Always Is is a novel about revelations, transformations, fairy tales, and family. And it’s about the ways this is how it always is: Change is always hard and miraculous and hard again, parenting is always a leap into the unknown with crossed fingers and full hearts, children grow but not always according to plan. And families with secrets don’t get to keep them forever.
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