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Upcoming events

SAYEN Festival
Tomorrow  02:00 PM-06:00 PM

SAYEN FestivalFestivals

Join us for a captivating conference. This prime opportunity allows you to engage with talented individuals, hear their incredible stories, and discover the secrets behind their artistic endeavors.
Published: February 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Marvels of My Own Inventiveness”
Tomorrow until Mar 24, 2024  11:30 AM-06:00 PM  American Folk Art Museum

Exhibition “Marvels of My Own Inventiveness”Exhibitions

Marvels of My Own Inventiveness will feature an immersive viewing of approximately 22 paintings by five contemporary Black artists in the American Folk Art Museum collection: Leonard Daley, Claude Lawrence, J.B. Murray, Mary T. Smith, and Purvis Young. By positioning these artists in conversation with one another, the exhibition will explore the artistic self-expression of Black makers working in and around abstraction.
Published: November 11, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Movies: “The Little Mermaid”
Tomorrow  02:00 PM-04:15 PM  53rd Street Library, Theater

Family Movies: “The Little Mermaid”Movies

The Little Mermaid is a popular animated film produced by Walt Disney Pictures in 1989. It is based on the fairy tale of the same name by Hans Christian Andersen.
Published: February 15, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Saturday Cinema “Oppenheimer”
Tomorrow  01:00 PM-04:00 PM  Mulberry Street Library

Saturday Cinema “Oppenheimer”Movies

Oppenheimer is an upcoming biographical film written and directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer, the American physicist who led the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
Published: February 15, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North”
Tomorrow until Mar 24, 2024  11:30 AM-06:00 PM  American Folk Art Museum

Exhibition “Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North”Exhibitions

Unnamed Figures: Black Presence and Absence in the Early American North is on view through March 24, 2024. As a corrective to histories that define slavery and anti-Black racism as a largely Southern issue, this exhibition offers a new window into Black representation in a region that is often overlooked in narratives of early African American history.
Published: November 11, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert: John Cushing, Lily Talmers, & Zoe Lemon
Tomorrow  09:00 PM-10:00 PM  Nook

Concert: John Cushing, Lily Talmers, & Zoe LemonConcerts

Come #findyournook with honest, ironic, and serendipitous songwriters, John Cushing and Lily Talmers. Zoe Lemon, a Philly native, will be opening the night with songs written during her past van life travels and bad haircut era.
Published: February 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Animation Fest & Thomas Edison Film Festival
Tomorrow  07:30 PM-08:30 PM  Berrie Center

Animation Fest & Thomas Edison Film FestivalFestivals

Prepare to explore the amazing world of animation and VFX at this awesome weekend festival. Experience the wonder of animation through screenings, workshops, and panel discussions. Dive into the works of talented artists and filmmakers from all over the world. Whether you’re a professional or just a fan, this conference is the ideal chance to learn, connect, and be inspired.
Published: February 6, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Book Discussion Group
Tomorrow  03:00 PM-04:00 PM  Brooklyn Public Library - Sheepshead Bay Branch

Book Discussion GroupLiterature

The book that we will be reading is called “By Her Design”
Published: February 16, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Colorada by Amanda Stamm Reading
February 24, 2024  03:00 PM-06:00 PM  Young Ethel`s

Colorada by Amanda Stamm ReadingTheaters

In the wake of her grandfather’s death, Rhea is thrown into a whirlwind family road trip in a sardine can of a camper to the Rocky Mountains.
Published: February 17, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
February Book Club
February 24, 2024  12:00 PM-01:30 PM  Mindful Intentions

February Book ClubLiterature

Come enjoy refreshments and good company at our February Book Club! Our book for this month is Attached by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller. At the end of the meeting, we will be voting on March’s book.
Published: February 16, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Online Workshop “Living Better with Cancer: 5 Uplifting Practices for Thriving”
February 24, 2024  01:00 PM-03:00 PM

Online Workshop “Living Better with Cancer: 5 Uplifting Practices for Thriving”Lectures

Have you, or someone you love, been impacted by Cancer? Are you feeling confused and scared? You’re not alone! 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with Cancer. At this FREE workshop, you will discover 5 amazing and uplifting practices that can support you in navigating the emotional terrain of a cancer journey.
Published: February 16, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Free Introduction to Tango, Crash Course
February 24, 2024  12:00 PM-01:00 PM

Free Introduction to Tango, Crash CourseCourses

Get ready to dive into the passionate world of Tango with our free crash course, where you’ll learn the basics and unleash your inner dancer
Published: February 3, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert of Jose Lopez & Chosen Style
February 24, 2024  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Groove

Concert of Jose Lopez & Chosen StyleConcerts

New York-based guitarist, singer, and songwriter Jose Lopez cultivates a fresh and tasty blend of Rock, R&B, Soul, and Blues music.
Published: February 13, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYSoM Snow Day 2024
February 24, 2024  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  East Harlem Tutorial Program

NYSoM Snow Day 2024Festivals

On Saturday, February 24, 2024, the New York State of Mind (NYSoM) Group, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of poverty in the New York City Metropolitan Area, will host a fun-filled winter event for the community at the East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), a nonprofit volunteer tutoring program that offers help in homework for students in kindergarten through grade 12.
Published: February 14, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Festival “Lunar New Year lion dance”
February 24, 2024  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  Ridgewood Savings Bank

Festival “Lunar New Year lion dance”Festivals

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with a lion dance performance then visit local Asian Owned Small Businesses. Cultural activities at the bank too.
Published: February 14, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Running Group
February 24, 2024 until Jul 20, 2024 (on Sat)  08:30 AM-09:30 AM

NYC Running GroupSports events

Let’s Race to Saturday! Come enjoy an early run with us.
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Artist Talk & Opening Feat. Andy Millner at Heather Gaudio Fine Art
February 24, 2024  04:00 PM-06:00 PM  Heather Gaudio Fine Art

Artist Talk & Opening Feat. Andy Millner at Heather Gaudio Fine ArtExhibitions

Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present Floating World: The Light the Bird Sees, Andrew Millner’s first solo exhibition at the gallery. The show will open on February 24th and will run through April 6th, 2024. The public is invited to attend an opening reception and artist talk on Saturday, February 24th.
Published: February 14, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
New York Dessert Festival
February 24, 2024  11:00 AM-05:00 PM  Hook Studio

New York Dessert FestivalFestivals

The New York Dessert Festival is a sweet treat for dessert lovers of all ages. The festival, organized by POP-UP FESTIVALS LLC, will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at Hook Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Published: January 9, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
High Line Tour: From Freight to Flowers
February 24, 2024 until (Wed, Sat)

High Line Tour: From Freight to FlowersTours

Hear the story behind New York City’s park in the sky. Join us for a free tour led by High Line Docents, knowledgeable volunteer guides who offer you an insider’s perspective on the park’s history, design, and landscape.
Published: December 13, 2023; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Love & Care Holistic Fair
February 25, 2024  02:00 PM-05:00 PM

Love & Care Holistic FairFairs

Are you looking for a way to relax, recharge, and reconnect with yourself and others? If so, you might want to attend the Love & Care Holistic Fair, a special event that will offer you a variety of holistic experiences and services.
Published: January 26, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Jorei Jazz Concert Series
February 25, 2024 until Dec 29, 2024 (on Sun)  03:30 PM-06:45 PM

Jorei Jazz Concert SeriesConcerts

A FREE Jazz Jam & Open Mic, EVERY SUNDAY! Starts with a Showcase, followed by a Jam & Open Mic. This Concert is a Music Marathon!
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NJIO Winter Concert
February 25, 2024  03:00 PM-05:00 PM  Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church

NJIO Winter ConcertWebinars

Get ready for an awesome afternoon of music at the NJIO Winter Concert. Beethoven and Mendelssohn — what a treat!
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
NYC Tennis & Pickleball Group
February 25, 2024 until Jun 23, 2024 (on Sun)  04:00 PM-07:00 PM  Juniper Valley Tennis Courts

NYC Tennis & Pickleball GroupSports events

Come show off your skills with Tennis and Pickleball!
Published: February 8, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Push Your Boundaries Book Club
February 25, 2024 until Jun 02, 2024 (on Sun)  02:00 PM-03:30 PM

Push Your Boundaries Book ClubLiterature

Get ready to expand your reading horizons and challenge your comfort zone with the Push Your Boundaries Book Club.
Published: January 19, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film Screening: “Head of State” (2003)
February 26, 2024  03:00 PM-05:00 PM  St. George Library Center

Film Screening: “Head of State” (2003)Movies

“Head of State” is a 2003 American political comedy film that marked the directorial debut of Chris Rock, who also wrote, produced, and starred in the movie alongside Bernie Mac.
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Movie Monday “Lady and the Tramp” (1955)
February 26, 2024  03:15 PM-05:00 PM  Riverside Library

Movie Monday “Lady and the Tramp” (1955)Movies

“Lady and the Tramp” is a cherished 1955 American animated film produced by Walt Disney.
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Monday Matinee: “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008)
February 26, 2024  12:00 PM-08:00 PM  Bloomingdale Library

Monday Matinee: “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008)Movies

“Slumdog Millionaire” is a British drama film released in 2008, directed by Danny Boyle and co-directed by Loveleen Tandan.
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Ping-pong/table tennis meetup
February 26, 2024 until Dec 30, 2024 (Mon, Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM

Ping-pong/table tennis meetupSports events

Let’s smash some balls and have a blast at the PING-PONG/TABLE TENNIS MEETUP every Monday & Thursday @ 7:00 pm!
Published: January 25, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Work in Poland”
February 26, 2024  10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Webinar “Work in Poland”Webinars

Your dream country is calling you for better opportunities!
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
The Ethical Slut Book Club
February 26, 2024 until Mar 18, 2024 (on Mon)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  Nook

The Ethical Slut Book ClubLiterature

Dive into the fascinating world of alternative relationship styles with The Ethical Slut Book Club! This engaging book club invites curious neighbors to explore ethical non-monogamy’s “sacred text.” Whether you’re a seasoned polyamorist or simply intrigued by unconventional love, this is the place to be.
Published: February 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
POWERful Women Spotlight Webinar
February 26, 2024  05:30 PM-06:30 PM

POWERful Women Spotlight WebinarWebinars

Come and join us for our first Spotlight Webinar for 2024 which shines a light on women who are making an impact in the energy sector.
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Structuring FDI in Bangladesh”
February 27, 2024  02:00 PM-03:00 PM

Webinar “Structuring FDI in Bangladesh”Webinars

Navigate FDI in Bangladesh: Discover strategies, legal insights, and opportunities in a booming economy. Join our expert-led webinar!
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Barkley Hendricks. Art Lecture with Robert Bunkin
February 27, 2024  05:30 PM-07:00 PM  Hudson Park Library

Barkley Hendricks. Art Lecture with Robert BunkinLectures

This session of Art Talk will focus on the work of Barkley Hendricks, b. Philadelphia, 1945 — d. New London, Conn. 2017.
Published: February 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Pratt Institute Visiting Artist Lecture Fellow: Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya
February 27, 2024  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Pfizer Building

Pratt Institute Visiting Artist Lecture Fellow: Amanda PhingbodhipakkiyaLectures

Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist. Born in Atlanta to Thai and Indonesian immigrants, her practice spans participatory installations, textiles, sculptures, large-scale murals, and public art campaigns.
Published: February 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Excel Upper Charter School Tours
February 27, 2024 until Jun 25, 2024 (on Tue)  09:20 AM-10:30 AM

Excel Upper Charter School ToursLiterature

Beginning in January, join us for school tours every Tuesday at 9:30 AM
Published: February 10, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Book Talk: Our Secret Society
February 27, 2024  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  The Center for Black Visual Culture at NYU

Book Talk: Our Secret SocietyLiterature

Join us as we wrap up our February 2024 Book Talks with Dr. Tanisha Ford!
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Non-Drug Solutions for Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia live webinar
February 27, 2024  06:30 PM-07:30 PM

Non-Drug Solutions for Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia live webinarWebinars

Join us for an informative and engaging event focused on finding NON-drug solutions for anxiety, depression, and insomnia. Discover alternative methods to improve your mental well-being and achieve a better quality of life.
Published: February 19, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Canova: Sketching in Clay”
February 28, 2024  06:30 PM-07:30 PM  New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture

Exhibition “Canova: Sketching in Clay”Exhibitions

Learn about the “Canova: Sketching in Clay” exhibition with curator Emerson Bowyer!
Published: January 17, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Homebuyer Webinar
February 28, 2024  06:30 PM-08:00 PM

Homebuyer WebinarWebinars

Embark on your exciting journey to homeownership in the vibrant Washington DC area!
Published: February 19, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Bryant Park Public Tours
February 28, 2024 until Dec 11, 2024 (on Wed)  11:00 AM-12:00 PM  Fountain at 41st and 6th

Bryant Park Public ToursTours

Go on an enjoyable walking tour of Bryant Park, and discover how Bryant Park Corporation successfully transformed “Needle Park” of the 1970s into Manhattan’s Town Square of today. The guides are loaded with expertise on the park’s rich history, award-winning design, distinct amenities, and ongoing maintenance efforts.
Published: February 3, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
A2W International Artisan Fair
February 28, 2024  08:30 AM-06:00 PM

A2W International Artisan FairFairs

Get ready to experience a diverse and vibrant celebration of international artisans gathering together at the A2W International Artisan Fair
Published: January 26, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Reel to Read Movies: “Harriet” (2019)
February 28, 2024  02:00 PM-04:00 PM  Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)

Reel to Read Movies: “Harriet” (2019)Movies

“Harriet” is a 2019 biographical film that portrays the extraordinary life of Harriet Tubman, an iconic American freedom fighter.
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Webinar “Why Innovative Marketing Fails?”
February 29, 2024  11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Webinar “Why Innovative Marketing Fails?”Webinars

Discover why innovative marketing sometimes fails and how to succeed. Gain insights and strategies for impactful marketing.
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Booty Bands Thursday
February 29, 2024 until Dec 26, 2024 (on Thu)  07:00 PM-08:00 PM  AB event

Booty Bands ThursdaySports events

A high-intensity resistance band cardio class. Come build those glutes and snatch that waist!
Published: January 18, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Creativity Connect | Networking for Creatives
February 29, 2024  07:00 PM-10:00 PM  Miami Ad School New York

Creativity Connect | Networking for CreativesWorkshops

Miami Ad School hosts 100 creatives from the worlds of advertising, design, strategy, and marketing for a night of drinks and connection.
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Film Screening “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (1967)
February 29, 2024  06:00 PM-08:00 PM  Jefferson Market Library

Film Screening “Reflections in a Golden Eye” (1967)Movies

“Reflections in a Golden Eye” is a 1967 American drama film directed by John Huston, based on the 1941 novel of the same name by Carson McCullers. The film explores themes of repressed sexuality, both homosexual and heterosexual, as well as voyeurism and murder.
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Family Movies: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (2023)
March 1, 2024  02:00 PM-03:45 PM  53rd Street Library, Theater

Family Movies: “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” (2023)Movies

Please come and join us to watch a family-friendly Movie, The Super Mario Bros. (2023) on Friday, March 1st at 2 PM. The movie will be screened in the Theater area. Rating (PG)
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Open Mic Night
March 1, 2024  05:00 PM-06:00 PM  Planted Cafe

Open Mic NightConcerts

Welcome to Open Mic Night at Planted Cafe!
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
BAM! RED DOT! The Exhibition
March 1, 2024  06:00 PM-09:00 PM  One Art Space

BAM! RED DOT! The ExhibitionExhibitions

Experience the Amazing art, Creativity & stories of 48 talented emerging artists in multiple mediums at One Art Space Gallery in TriBeCa, NYC!
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
International Women’s Day 2024
March 1, 2024  02:00 PM-07:00 PM  DVF

International Women’s Day 2024Festivals

DVF’s International Women’s Day event returned to celebrate Women In Charge at our Flagship store.
Published: February 14, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Concert “Christian Revival: A Spiritual Awakening”
March 2, 2024  05:45 PM-08:00 PM  Clarkstown Reformed Church

Concert “Christian Revival: A Spiritual Awakening”Concerts

Join us for a transformative night of Christian revival! Gospel songs, prayer, & worship converge & ignite a spiritual awakening.
Published: February 20, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition “Black History Month Showcase”
March 2, 2024  11:30 AM-03:00 PM

Exhibition “Black History Month Showcase”Exhibitions

Join us at the Explore Schools Black History Month Showcase as we showcase student talent and the connection to historical figures.
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Saturday Matinee “Barbie” (2023)
March 2, 2024  04:00 PM-06:00 PM  Bronx Library Center

Saturday Matinee “Barbie” (2023)Movies

“Barbie” is a 2023 fantasy comedy film directed by Greta Gerwig, who co-wrote the screenplay with Noah Baumbach.
Published: February 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Hot Girls Run/Walk Together
March 2, 2024  10:30 AM-01:00 PM  Liberty State Park

Hot Girls Run/Walk TogetherSports events

Run or Walk with new friends & explore parks in North Jersey! No costs or fees, just building community.
Published: February 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
Exhibition Walkthrough: Archival Connections
March 3, 2024  03:00 PM-04:00 PM  Miriam Gallery

Exhibition Walkthrough: Archival ConnectionsExhibitions

Exhibition walkthrough of RE: Regenerate, Refurbish, Retype, Retrace, Revert Exploring methods of non-linear cataloging and publishing
Published: February 21, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa
FYE Talks: Econ with Professor Pretel
March 4, 2024  12:00 PM-01:30 PM  Queens College Powdermaker

FYE Talks: Econ with Professor PretelLectures

Talk by Professor Pretel from the Economics Department hosted by FYE
Published: February 22, 2024; Author: Julia Sonrisa