AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
American Museum of Natural History will host its last Junior Council party for the 2011-2012 season on Thursday, June 28th from 6:30-9:30pm. Join other like-minded young professionals on the Museum’s Arthur Ross Terrace for an evening of cocktails, jazz, and most importantly awesome solar system science! We've said it before, and we'll say it again, AMNH is the best museum ever. Seriously. Dinosaurs, cavemen, a planetarium --it really does not get any better than that. To top it off, they throw some amazing parties. This season's annual Young Philanthropists Gala included glowsticks, DJ Jus-Ske, surrounded by gigantic elephants and other mammalian life. If you want to see how our last night at the museum went down, go here. There will also be a special discussion by the Museum’s director of astrovisualization, Carter Emmart. So what's it all about? In a nutshell:
Yes, we may be getting hit with some rain this weekend but, you know, so what? Temperatures will still be above fifty and you could use a few hours out of your room because it’s starting to stink and cleaning is for suckers! Aside from the usual neighborhood bars and familiar conversations, why not try something different? There are hundreds of art galleries, many you've never even heard of! This weekend, get some culture in the world’s premiere cultural hub.
Friday, March 30th
What can be better than dinosaurs, dancing, dinner, cupcakes, and glowsticks? Nothing, really. Last night, the American Museum of Natural History held their annual New York Young Philanthropists Museum Dance themed "Bright Young Things," with glowsticks ablaze. The theme, honoring the museum's new exhibit, Creatures of Light: Nature's Bioluminescence, brought out the bright side of New York City.
With Spring (yes, we're already planning and plotting for the end of the brutal NYC winter) comes many events and celebrations. One of them being New York's longest running young benefit, the American Museum of Natural History Museum Dance!
Young philanthropists come together to help raise funds to benefit AMNH's research and educational programs. These essential funds help keep the programs going so that underprivileged children can continue to visit our favorite museum in NYC. The black tie affair will feature silent auctions, dinner, drinks, and of course plenty of dancing with music provided by DJ Jus-Ske. Details below!
The American Museum of Natural History has a whole lineup of amazing events coming up in February. If you're looking for new experiences to mix up your normal evening or weekend routine, AMNH has you covered. Whether you're looking for a fun daytime activity, cocktails, or a learning experience for kids, there's something for everyone. Pick your adventure! Details below:
Join the American Museum of Natural History November 10-13th for their 35th Annual Margaret Mead Film Festival.
The festival will feature more 35 films, including 7 U.S. features picked from over 1,000 international and national submissions! There will also live musical performances and a listening party at Hayden Planetarium. It's going to be an action packed 4 days! Opening and closing night tickets are only $15. Screening tickets are $12. Here are more details:
Festival Opening and Closing Nights
The opening night film on Thursday, November 10, is the New York premiere of Grande Hotel, directed by Lotte Stoops. The Grande Hotel in the West African seaside town of Beira, Mozambique, was once the most opulent resort on the continent. Now, it is home to an estimated 3,000 squatters. Living in this outsize shell of former luxury, those on the margins of society create a self-enclosed community as the place they call home crumbles around them. As one voice in the film observes, the history of the hotel is the history of the country.
Closing night will feature the New York festival premiere of Flames of God, directed by Meshakai Wolf, on Sunday, November 13. The film follows Romani songwriter and poet Muzafer Bislim on his journey from Macedonia to France for the International Biennial of Poets in Paris. While seeking to publish his opus, a handwritten, 25,000-word dictionary containing what he believes to be some of the oldest and most obscure words in the Romani language, Bislim reunites with long-lost friends and family.
Mead Festival Special Series and Panels
The 35th Anniversary Retrospective Series presents a program of short films and several feature documentaries from the festival’s past: N!ai: The Story of a !Kung Woman by John Marshall, Adrienne Miesmer, and Sue Cabezas; A Wife among Wives from David and Judith MacDougall’s Turkana Conversations Trilogy; and Alanis Obomsawin’s Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance. Featured films also include Trance and Dance in Bali by Gregory Bateson and Margaret Mead, Les Maitres Fous by Jean Rouch, and Jero on Jero: A Balinese Trance Séance Observed by Linda Connor and Patsy and Timothy Asch.
The special panel discussion How Do We Look will focus on the history of documentary and its 40-year trajectory from the academic realm of visual anthropology to the living room as primetime entertainment. Technological changes continue to play a crucial role in the how documentaries are made, as increasingly portable and affordable tools influence form and multiple channels opening up the potential to reach wider audiences.
'Castor' -Daft Punk
This Friday, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting a party like no other in their famed Rose Center. Regardless of what your local meteorologist suggests the weather may be like come out to the AMNH for one of the biggest kick off parties this fall.
The immense size of this place is awestricking enough. Combine that with the glass exterior walls of the wing, not to mention that you're in one of the coolest museums on this side of the country. Yet the sheer feeling is the best part.
When most people in their 20s come to New York City, they usually have a long list of things to do. Mostly involving restaurants, clubs, dancing, a lot of liquor, and maybe some tourist spots here and there --Empire State Building, Times Square etc. However, if you want to delve into the more cultural side of NYC, the American Museum of Natural History should be on your list of must-see sites. Sure, I'm admittedly on the nerdy side, and I may be more interested in watching the Zapruder film and ant colony documentaries rather than Jersey Shore, but even for those who are not usually into museums/history, AMNH is nothing short of entertaining and extraordinary. Just put it this way, you won't be tilting your head to Louis VXI portraits all day.
This week in NYC is definitely not for the hermits or faint-hearted. Along with parties for every night, midweek the NYC Beauty Sample Sale is mixed in for a chic make-over. Great sounds and causes, with party themes ranging from prom to stargazing, your week is bound to be out of this world. Without further ado- your weekly party guide:
Monday October 10th, 2011
Nicola Conte Jazz Combo and Erica Mou @ Le Poisson Rouge
Head over to Le Poisson Rouge for a fresh, original brand of acid jazz, unique to only DJ Nicola Conte. Hailing from Bari, Italy, Nicola Conte, has become a renowned acid jazz mix master, because of his incredible ability to blend styles like bossa nova, Indian, with samples from 60s Italian film scores, and acid jazz. With new songs and international hits like “Bossa Per Due” (heard recently in Acura commercials), you’ll know you’ll be enveloped in a sea of great music. Also, the talents of Erica Mou are not to be missed tonight, after Nicola Conte’s performance in the booth. Be sure to get your tickets in advance here.