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New York City
Museums, Arts and Cultural Choices
29 East 36th Street, New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 685-0008
1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456
READINGS & CONVERSATIONS
Wednesday, December 2, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Hop off The Bronx Trolley: First Wednesdays Arts
& Culture Tour at the Bronx Museum for free,
guided tours of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic.
FIRST FRIDAYS! TRANSITIONS
Friday, December 4, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
The Bangladeshi American Creative Collective (BACC)
presents a night of traditional and contemporary
song and dance by local performers and a
conversation exploring Bangladeshi histories in
the diaspora today. In conjunction with the
exhibition Transitions: New Photography from
Bangladesh. Join us before the event for tours
led by Transitions curator Ayesha Akhtar! Tours
will begin in the Community Gallery at 3:30pm,
4:30pm, and 5:15 pm.
FAMILY AFFAIR: LET IT SNOW!
Saturday, December 5, 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Celebrate the holiday season at The Bronx Museum
of the Arts! Join us for an afternoon filled
with art activities for the entire family.
For children 12 and under with parent/guardian.
1040 LOUNGE: COQUITO MASTERS QUALIFYING ROUND
Thursday, December 10, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
As part of the 14th Annual Coquito Masters
competition, contestants bring in their version
of coquito, a traditional coconut-based Puerto
Rican holiday drink, and you become the judge to
see who goes on to the 2015 New York finals! ID
required to taste and vote. Presented by the
International Coquito Federation.
BRONX MUSEUM HOLIDAY MARKET WEEKEND
Saturday, December 12 and Sunday, December 13,
11:00am to 6:00pm
Save your holiday shopping for the Bronx
Museum’s Holiday Market Weekend! In
collaboration with FromTheBronx.com, The South
Bronx Farmer’s Market, THE POINT, and The Bronx
Beer Hall, the Bronx Museum welcomes more than
20 local artists, artisans, farmers, bakers,
brewers, and more for a holiday market that is
not to be missed.
Saturday, December 12, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana II presents
Navidad Flamenca as part of the 7th annual
Flamenco in the Boros Tour.
FRIENDS OF MARTIN WONG EXHIBITION TOUR: CHARLIE
AHEARN AND JANE DICKSON
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 3:00pm
Filmmaker Charlie Ahearn and painter Jane
Dickson, both of whom were close to Martin Wong
during his lifetime, will lead a tour of the
Martin Wong: Human Instamatic exhibition.
1040 LOUNGE: CHINO LATINO: THE AMERICAN VISION
OF MARTIN WONG
Wednesday, December 16, 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Co-Curator of Martin Wong: Human Instamatic
Serigo Bessa will moderate a discussion between
Arnaldo Cruz-Malave, Chris Daze Ellis, Yasmín
Ramirez, and John Yau, exploring Wong's
self-identification as a Chino-Latino and how
that hybrid identity fostered his vision of
125 East 65th St, New York, NY 10065
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art
338 Lighthouse Avenue,
Staten Island, NY 10306
The Museum is open every Wednesday – Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM.
Our upcoming events include:
The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art will
celebrate the 70th Anniversary of its incorporation with
a Gala event on Friday, September 25th, 2015 at the
Excelsior Grand, 2380 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island. The
event will honor Beverly Garcia-Anderson, Immediate Past
President of the Board of Trustees and the Staten Island
Foundation. Tickets are $150 per person and can be
purchased by calling 718-987-3500. The event will
include dinner, cocktails, music, dancing, and raffles.
The dress is Black-tie optional.
All film screenings are free with regular Museum admission of $6 Adults/ $4 Students and
Seniors. We are pleased to continue the Saturday morning meditation classes each Saturday at
11:30 AM. For additional information, please visit our website. The fee for the class is $12/$10
for members. See complete
November 14 – December 20, 2015
Special Exhibition: Tsering Phuntsok: The Art of
The Museum is pleased to
exhibit a selection of thangkas from master
artist Tsering Phuntsok. Thangkas are scroll
paintings on cloth, usually sewn into a stronger
fabric to enhance safety and stability. Thangkas
are easily portable, store-able paintings that
have been created in the Himalayas for
Sunday: November 22nd and Sunday, November
29th, 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Film Series: The Search,
[Fiction Film by Pema Tseden. 104 minutes, Amdo
Tibetan with English Subtitles.]
Tibetan Opera is an integral part of
traditional culture and seasonal celebrations.
This modern film indirectly introduces the art
through a director’s quest for actors to film
the opera Drime Kundun (based on the Jataka
tale: Prince Vessantara.)
Saturday, December 5th 2:00 -5:00 PM
Himalayan Holiday Fair
Please join us for a Himalayan Holiday Fair
and shop for unique, one of a kind, Holiday
gifts. Himalayan craft vendors Mountainside
Crafts will also be on-site to sell Himalayan
jewelry. Free with regular Museum Admission.
Saturday, December 5th 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Holiday Fair and Wine Tasting
Himalayan Holiday crafts and enjoy a wine
tasting with Honor Wines and Kristen Anderson of
Martin Scott Wines who will explain wine
pairings that will compliment your holiday
celebrations, $20 per person. RSVP Requested via
email or by calling 718-987-3500.
Sunday, December 6th 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Meet the Artist: Tsering Phuntsok
Tsering Phuntsok is a third generation
thangka painter who learned the traditional art
of thangka painting from his father, Jampa
Kalsang. He began studying in 1981 and he has
created works for monasteries and individuals
around the world.
Sunday, December 13th , 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Film Series, Tantric Yogi
[English Narration and Subtitles, directed by
Dorje Tsering Chanaktsang.]
In 2005, a group of tantric yogis seek to
attend a gathering of ‘ngakpas’ in eastern
Tibet. The film follows the preparations and the
journey from the filmmaker’s home village.
Sunday, December 20th, 2:00 PM
Sunday Afternoon Film Series, Yangsi, [80
minutes, English Narration and subtitles.]
Jigme Lhundrup is “Yangsi” the reincarnation
of a revered Buddhist master. His training and
responsibilities begin at the age of four. How
does the tradition work in modern global life?
Filmmaker Mark Elliot follows this development
for 14 years.
Public Programs at the Tibetan Museum are
sponsored, in part, with public funds from the
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and
by Councilman Steven Matteo and Councilwoman
Debi Rose. Additional support for programs is
from the New York State Council on the Arts with
Governor Cuomo and the New York State
Legislature. Events are also made possible by
our supporters and members.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
333 East 47th Street,
New York, NY 10017
phone: 212-715-1258, email:
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