Wednesday, August 4

MHTN Treasures

MHTN Treasures

Conspiracy Theories, Paranoia, and Some Inconvenient Truths

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | When German artist Hans Haacke documented real estate moguls Sol Goldman and Alex DiLorenzo’s Manhattan properties in 1971, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum’s director objected, calling the piece an “alien substance.” A Guggenheim curator was soon fired for supporting Haacke’s works — which presented column after column, neatly arrayed, of public records.
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American Folk Art Museum’s “Newfangled Epic”

BY PERRY BRASS |  Alot of people have a hard time with the American Folk Art Museum at 2 Lincoln Square near the Mormon Temple and a short walk from the glories of Lincoln Center. When they see the word “folk art,” they think quilts, decoys, weather vanes, and other bits of American.
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Birds of a Feather

The whole family can celebrate the bird migration season at Central Park Conservancy’s annual “On A Wing Festival.” Meet live bats, butterflies, and birds of prey, some of which call the park their home. This afternoon event takes place from noon-3 p.m. on May 7 at Belvedere Castle, mid-park just above the 79th Street Transverse.
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Indonesian Puppetry & Dance

The Children’s Museum of Manhattan presents a weekend of programs celebrating Indonesian Culture. “Wayang: Indonesian Shadow Puppet” is a program for kids six and above to learn to design and construct intricate paper puppets while learning about the Wayang kulit shadow puppetry of Indonesia. The word wayang comes from the Indonesian word for shadow, bayang.
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Youth Symphonics

The InterSchool Orchestras of New York is a youth orchestra program consisting of several orchestras and a symphonic band. Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space presents a program of the organization’s four entry-level ensembles — ISO at Turtle Bay, Trinity Florentine, Morningside, and Queens East Orchestras — as well as its intermediate level ensemble, Carnegie Hill.
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Rock Hard & Thrive

Summer on the Hudson, a program of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, presents its 15th annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza. On International Day of Families, you can rock hard and thrive, with music, family-focused business, wellness activities, and art activism to inspire all to find their voice and convey peace and equality.
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Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Iolanthe”

The Blue Hill Troupe presents Gilbert & Sullivan’s operetta “Iolanthe,” a tale of a fairy who, returning after a 25-year banishment for marrying a mortal, seeks protection for her son, who is half-mortal and half-fairy. The queen grants the boy a title in the House of Lords, but when he falls in love.
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Are We There Yet?

Everyone knows that car rides can be boring. And when things get boring, time slows down. In Dan Santat’s “Are We There Yet?,” today’s Lincoln Center Kids Storytime book, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs!
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Baby Got Bach

“Baby Got Bach” is an interactive program, appropriate for ages three to six, that starts with BackStage Up Front, where kids play with real musical instruments, get hands-on experience with musical concepts, and play together on percussion instruments in a jam session. Then, it’s time for the MainStage Concert — a listening tour of great
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Far Out –– Scaling the Solar System

Youth ages six to 12 can explore the very same Solar System that so awed Johannes Kepler and Galileo Galilei by investigating the qualities of the planets on the 92nd Street Y Library Science Center’s Global Microscope video projector and then generating their own scale model of the planets. 1395 Lexington Ave., Apr. 17, 10