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MAY 2021 

NYC 

Wine & Cheese Cruise Around Manhattan - Set sail on a classic schooner with experts from boutique wine importers, Artisanal Cellars. Casual, fun and informative, you will enjoy a delightful harbor adventure that will expand your palate as we pair great wines with cheese and charcuterie.

1:1 Concerts: Step into a world-class concert curated just for you. Nestled in secluded corners of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, acclaimed artists from the Silkroad Ensemble and their guests from New York’s thriving music scene await. Follow your unique path to a socially distant, private stage and discover which musician will share their artistry in a ten minute, one-to-one concert. The safety restrictions of the pandemic open up new performance possibilities, inviting you to an intimate musical experience unlike any other, and encouraging you to give back the profound gifts of an appreciative audience: admiration, connection, and joy. In a world where we are more separated than we have ever been, this series encourages audiences and musicians to re-connect, one person at a time.

Outdoor Zumba -  Sweat it out Wednesday evenings at MetroTech Commons with free, one-hour high impact Zumba classes by the Dodge YMCA

A Great Day in Harlem - 50 Clues & 1 Grand Prize. Unlock secret places, historic haunts, and new views as you and your team solve clues in our daylong uptown scavenger hunt in greater Harlem's many vibrant neighborhoods, including Central Harlem, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill, West Harlem, Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and East Harlem, which we are proud to call home. In one great day, you’ll encounter the past, present, and future of upper Manhattan as you document your journey – while helping us raise vital funds to support the Museum of The City of New York. 

Downtown Live - Live performances are back! Downtown Live will bring 36 in-person performances to Lower Manhattan on May 15-16 and 22-23. The performances will be staged at unexpected locations around the neighborhood, including a covered loading dock (4 New York Plaza), an arcade along the Stone Street Historic District (85 Broad Street) and a plaza with harbor views near The Battery (1 Battery Park Plaza). After a year of lockdowns, these in-person shows offer audience members a long-awaited chance to see LIVE theatre, contemporary performance, and music and to explore all that Lower Manhattan has to offer. 

Nerd Night - returns LIVE for a night of funny-yet-smart presentations! Trivia is back too as Matt and Team Littlefield have figured out how to do it safely - so bring your pod, play the game, and try to win some swell prizes

Live Comedy - Live comedy returns to The Stand. Both indoor and outdoor shows are offered. 

Cosmic Nature at The NY Botanical Garden - Contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama is one of the most popular artists in the world, drawing millions to experience her immersive installations. Exclusively at NYBG, Kusama reveals her lifelong fascination with the natural world, beginning with her childhood spent in the greenhouses and fields of her family’s seed nursery. Her artistic concepts of obliteration, infinity, and eternity are inspired by her intimate engagement with the colors, patterns, and life cycles of plants and flowers.

Afterwardsness - A hypnotic new commission by Tony Award-winning choreographer, director, and dancer Bill T. Jones. Performed by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company in the expansive Park Avenue Armory for an audience of 100, Afterwardsness addresses the isolation and trauma of the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and on-going violence against Black bodies. 

Goodnight House - This immersive group exhibition allows you to step inside the settings of the American children's book classic, Goodnight Moon, first published in 1947. Through contemporary reimaginings of various objects found within the book's bedroom setting, Goodnight House explores how the book has been woven into a collective, American cultural understanding of comfort, sleep, compassion, and imagination.

 

Hudson Valley 

Apple Blossom  Festival - Spring is here and the blooming trees are a sight to be seen! Join Barton Orchards for two consecutive weekends to admire their beautiful display of apple blossoms during their Apple Blossom Festival. Enjoy live music, entertainment, food, cider from their tap room, a petting zoo and more! Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take photos as you walk the trails.

Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome - America’s first flying museum of antique aircraft has reopened. The aerodrome also offers rides in a 1929 biplane. The Hudson Valley from an open cockpit! The rush of the slipstream, the majesty of the view.

 

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week - As local businesses continue to recover from the pandemic, there’s no better time to safely celebrate and support our local restaurants.  This biannual event offers a chance to taste signature and specialty dishes throughout the Hudson Valley. Snag a three-course prix fixe lunch and/or dinner at each participating dining establishment.

5 Wits - Experience immersive live-action adventures. Each adventure spans several thousand square feet of real, physical environments, with multiple rooms, theme park-style special effects, and unique challenges to discover and overcome. Adventures feature multiple endings that respond and adapt to your group’s performance – failure IS an option!

Hudson Valley Renegades - The Hudson Valley Renegades are back! Celebrate their return to the Diamond as a Yankee High-A Affiliate with fellow fans and family at the Dutch for the Home Opener on May 11. 

 

Open Barn - Stony Kill maintains a working farm housing chickens, cows, pigs, turkeys and sheep.  The daily care of the farm animals is done by our Livestock Caretakers.  Each weekend our volunteer barn guides open the barn for visitors to meet our livestock and learn about our programs.

Spring Antiques - The Spring Antiques at Rhinebeck Show will open to the public on Saturday, May 29th and Sunday May 30th  on their traditional Memorial Day Weekend. The Dutchess County Fairgrounds will once again host this iconic event. What you will find at the show spans not only centuries but cultures as well from Oriental rugs to fine, designer and costume jewelry, American and Continental furniture, fine porcelain and ceramics, fine and decorative prints, mid-century and modern design, books and ephemera, Asian arts, military and nautical antiques, fine art and folk art, textiles, samplers and quilts, stoneware and redware pottery, Native American jewelry and artifacts, Shaker, art pottery, silver, graphic posters, art glass, advertising and folk signs, early toys, watches, vintage décor and much more.

Motorcyclopedia Museum - Featuring 85,000 square feet of exhibit space with over 600 Motorcycles from 1897 onward. Galleries include the Indian Timeline, Circa Timeline,Indian Larry, Harley-Davidson, Chopper City, Police and Military, European and Scooters Two Walls of Death and much more!

 

Yoga on the Farm and Lavender Loofah - Join us for a fun session of Yoga, alongside Clover Brooke Farm's friendly Llamas with Yoga instructor Virginia Bocchicchio. Followed by a hands on class creating your own Lavender Loofah by Fiber Artist Andrea Parent-Tibbetts. We welcome you to experience a session that covers yoga essentials and is geared toward beginners, but all levels are welcome. Blended with this is a 'one of a kind' Lavender Experience.

Catskill Flyer - See the natural beauty of the Catskills from our railroad's unique perspective aboard Ulster County's scenic train. Enjoy the fresh air and beautiful views from our open cars as we travel through some of the oldest farmlands in the United States.