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Sep

8

Where Art Thou: Sakura Blossoms Edition

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Disclaimer: they may not look like this in September.

New York City is packed with amazing culture and inspiring art, but sometimes it’s difficult to break the Morningside-bubble and experience it all first-hand. “Where Art Thou” is a weekly guide to interesting and notable lectures, events, and performances for the literary/musically/theatrically-inclined on campus.

On Campus:

  • Tomorrow (Sunday) from noon to 8pm, head to Sakura Park at West 122nd and Riverside for the Sakura Park Festival: an exciting, global selection of live music, dance, games, and activities led by renowned artisans. Check out the website for the full lineup of activities and to RSVP.
  • If your academic year doesn’t begin with Slovak organ music, did it even really start? Head to the James Chapel next Saturday, September 15 for a welcome concert featuring Jan Michalko. The distinguished organist will perform works by Ilja Zeljenka and L’udovit Rajter as well as Bach, Rinck and others.

Off Campus:

  • Tonight, Sep. 8 is your last chance to see the Drilling Company’s Bryant Park Shakespeare performance of Macbeth. Head to Bryant Park at 7:00 P.M. to see this mid-1800s-styled take on the Shakespearean classic. Bring a friend and a blanket – it’s free!
  • Tomorrow, head to Brooklyn to check out the Queer + Trans Asian Short Film festival at Secret Project Robot. For a night of Taiwanese comfort food and films celebrating queer & trans Asian experiences, RSVP for free to the 4pm or 6pm showings.
  • Love tea? Want to settle a debate with your boyfriend who thinks coffee is better? Don’t care about tea, but love art? Now until Sep 22, go downtown to Room For Tea NYC, an interactive exhibit celebrating the diversity of humanity’s favorite drink. Tickets $24.

Sakura blossoms via Wikimedia Commons

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