The Weekend Calendar May 17, 18, 19

FRIDAY MAY 17
12NOON
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office;  Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140 ton rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino. One Bowling Green
1PM
Pipes at One
St. Paul’s Chapel
Pipes at One concerts feature the celebrated three-manual Noack organ that was inaugurated in the spring of 2018. Today, listen to Avi Stein, Associate Organist and Chorusmaster
7PM
Sunset Singing Circle
Battery Park City Parks
Singer/songwriter Terre Roche leads this weekly singing program with the beautiful backdrop of the setting sun in NY Harbor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned crooner, the singing circle is perfect for mellow melodies and healthy harmonizing.
SATURDAY MAY 18
10AM
Drawing in the Park
Battery Park City Parks
Paint in watercolor, or use pastels, chalk, and charcoal to capture the magical vistas of the Hudson River and the unique landscape of South Cove. An artist/ educator will help participants of all levels with instruction and critique. Materials provided. Wagner Park. http://bpcparks.org/events/2019-05/
10:30AM
Sidewalk Tower
Skyscraper Museum
What ways do we use skyscrapers? What is a multi-use building? Children will work together to draw the largest skyscraper they can on the sidewalk with chalk, illustrating how the skyscraper is being use on the different floors. All Ages. RSVP required. 39 Battery Place. $5
11:30AM-3PM
Taste of Tribeca
Duane Street, between Greenwich and Hudson Streets
Mark the 25th anniversary of Taste of Tribeca, the outdoor food fair that raises money for two beloved local public schools: P.S. 234 and P.S. 150.
Gastronomic wonders from 60 of Tribeca’s top chefs and restaurants — including seven that have been participating since 1994: Bouley, Bubby’s Tribeca, Duane Park Patisserie, Gigino Trattoria, the Odeon, Tribeca Grill, and Walker’s.Tickets are priced at $45 in advance and $55 on the day of the event, get your six tastes and two pours on the Beer & Cider Tour, and are on sale now online.  For more information or to purchase tickets, please browse: www.tasteoftribeca.com
1-4PM
Exploring Art + Technology Lab Andean Textiles
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Inspired by Native science and technology, Exploring Art + Technology Labs are hands-on workshops focused on Indigenous innovations. Recommended for ages 9 and up. One Bowling Green.
7:30PM
Made in New York Jazz Competition 6th Annual Jazz Gala
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Featuring legendary drummer Al Foster who played with Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson and many more. Also featuring John Lee, Bobby Sanabria, and Alex Sipiagin’s NYU Jazz Ensemble. Plus special guest Alex Norris. 199 Chambers Street. $45, $55
SUNDAY MAY 19
7:30AM
Summer Loving 5K and 10K
Trust for Governors Island
Runs of one loop or two of Governors Island.https://govisland.com/things-to-do/events/nycruns-summer-loving-5k-10k-1  $35-60
10:30AM
“New Families, New Traditions”
Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
Musical group Yellow Sneaker and their puppet pals host a musical family program that bridges connections to Jewish culture and traditions. For ages newborn to 4. 36 Battery Place.
12-4PM
THE HAPPENING
Church Street School for Music and Art’s 8th Annual Family Block Party
Pony rides, classic carnival games, art projects, live musical performances with special guest Suzi Shelton, food, drinks and more!  41 White Street
2PM
Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
Tour the home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, viewing the Collectors office;  Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton rotunda dome by Raphael Gustavino.
4PM
“The Life of Wen Yiduo as a Patriot, a Poet and a Scholar”
China Institute
To mark the 120th anniversary of the birth of Wen Yiduo, the Renwen Society at China Institute presents a lecture by Mr. Wen Liming, his grandson, on the prominent poet, scholar and student representative in the May 4 Movement.
Wen Yiduo received his college education at Tsinghua University, the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Colorado and New York Academy of Art.  Returning to China in 1925, he was a professor at Beijing Art Academy among others. He joined the China Democratic League in 1944 and served as a member of the Central Executive Committee. He was assassinated in 1946 by Kuomintang’s agents in Kunming.   FREE  40 Rector Street.

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