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"Awaken your inner genius" at the World Science Festival 2019, for us starstruck mortals who perspire 99% of the time more than inspire. From May 22 through June 2, New York University in Manhattan will be host to some of the greatest minds in science. From the micro of DNA engineering to the macro of black holes, dark matter and string theory in the cosmos, scientists will discuss The Big Ideas and present their mind-bending research to a lay audience.
Experience Mars in full 3D imagery (We Will Be Martians, May 29); watch the world premiere of film, The Bit Player, about Claude Shannon, the binary “bit” father of the Information Age (May 29 at the Museum of Moving Image); enjoy David Pogue hosting a panel about wearable and implantable computers (The Technology that Transforms Us May 30).
A week before the stage talks commence, the festival opened with a Lincoln Center performance of “Light Falls: Space, Time and an Obsession of Einstein.” This was a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and will be broadcast on PBS.org nationwide on May 29 at 10/9C.
Astronaut of Apollo 11, Michael Collins, will appear on May 31 for Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, and also for a special sold-out children’s book presentation for children 10-14 on June 1. STEM programming for children plays a large role in this festival, with free events centered around the City of Science hub (June 1-2 weekend) and paid events such as Cool Jobs and the Apprentice series.
Not to worry, adults can enjoy free public events such as counting local fish, or Science and Story Cafe book signings. The Stargazing in Brooklyn Bridge Park event promises to have a professional telescope available, meet Astronaut Yvonne Cagle, and watch a film about the Hubble Telescope on Saturday night, June 1 (RSVPs still open).
To learn more, go to: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/festival/world-science-festival-2019/
NYU GLOBAL CENTER, GRAND HALL
238 Thompson St
New York, NY 10012
NYU SKIRBALL CENTER
566 LaGuardia Place
From stapled zines, to xeroxed flyers, and 45 single sleeves, the aesthetics of the punk movement had an aesthetic of its own, with reverberations felt to this day in the world of art, media, and music. Running April 9 to August 18, Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976 - 1986, at the Museum of Arts and Design (2 Columbus Circle, NY, NY) collects hundreds of texts, images, DIY zines, and more from the era that gave us The Ramones, Bad Brains, Patti Smith, and more.
Running alongside the exhibit is a film series of punk movies from around the world. Global Punk, running April 25 to July 11, is comprised of 7 films from countries including Mexico (Nadie es Innocente), Japan (Wild Zero), Hungary (The Dog’s Night Song), and the U.K. (Jubilee).
To learn more, go to: https://madmuseum.org/
Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976 - 1986April 9 - August 18, 2019
Global PunkApril 25 - July 11, 2019
The Museum of Arts and Design2 Columbus CircleNew York, NY 10019
One of New York and America’s biggest exhibitions of photographers and their work, the Photography Show Presented by AIPAD returns to New York's Pier 94 (711 12th Ave.). Running April 4 to the 7th, this is the 39th edition of the show and will feature nearly 100 photography galleries with work including contemporary, modern, and 19th century photographs, photo-based art, video, and new media.
And many more.
The AIPAD Talks segment of the show features lectures and panel discussions that include subjects such as queer photography after Stonewall, art and representation, US/Mexico relations expressed through photography, and a series of discussions with artists. AIPAD will have a special exhibition called A Room For Solace: An Exhibition of Domestic Interiors, presented by Alec Sloth and will feature domestic interiors that speak to the possibility of finding refuge during turbulent times.
To learn more, go to: https://www.aipadshow.com/
The Photography Show Presented by AIPADApril 4 - 7, 2019
Pier 94711 12th Ave.New York, NY 10019
Diverse and international, the Queens World Film Festival brings a world of perspectives to the Museum of the Moving Image and the historic Kaufman Astoria Studios. Running March 21 to the 31st, the Queens World Film Festival organizes its films into socially relevant blocks. This includes films on how the digital age affects daily live (Livescream), LGBTQ+ youth (Like Glass), diaspora (Faryad), animation (Equinox), and more.
Artistic Director Don Cato states that “We selected 200 incredible films from 31 nations with 16 world premieres and a groundbreaking 79 films by women. We are also screening 14 LGBTQ themed films, 15 films by Asian filmmakers and 11 films by kids for kids - we literally have something for everyone."
To learn more, go to: https://www.queensworldfilmfestival.com/
Queens World Film FestivalMarch 21 - 31, 2019
Museum of the Moving Image36-01 35 AvenueAstoria, NY 11106
Kaufman Astoria Studios - Zukor Screening Room34-12 36th StreetAstoria, NY, 11106
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