NY*Confidential What's On: The Spring, Sprung, Ford Foundation Edition

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Greetings, NYConfidants!

It's a new day in Tudor City, near the United Nations, as the Ford Foundation re-opens after a  two-year, $205 million renovation to the landmark 1967 structure. Asbestos removal, sprinkler installation and wheelchair accessibility were all addressed. Newly rechristened the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, one of the main new amenities is the new art gallery, highlighted by the Kehinde Wiley painting just to the inside. The first exhibition, "Perilous Bodies," features contemporary artwork with pointed social themes and runs through May 11th. After the show, take in the indoor garden -- it will make you forget the rain. 

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One of New York’s new fitness kicks: A private Trapeze class sponsored by the New York Adventure Club and held at Circus Warehouse on 24 March.

One of New York’s new fitness kicks: A private Trapeze class sponsored by the New York Adventure Club and held at Circus Warehouse on 24 March.


Herbal Medicine 101 & Tasting @ NYC's Oldest Chinese Herbal Dispensary: An exclusive visit to the oldest and largest herbal dispensary on the east coast. Kamwo Meridian Herbs, 21 March. 

Magic Tour & Demo @ Fantasma Magic's Harry Houdini Museum: An after-hours tour & magic demonstration inside the Harry Houdini museum.Fantasma Magic, 23 March.

Underground Manhattan, The History of the NYC Subway SystemExplore the oldest subway stations in New York City working up from Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall station to Grand Central Terminal. Municipal Building, 24 March. 

FIAF Presents a Special Evening with Isabelle Huppert: A screening of the documentary I Love Isabelle Huppert  followed by an exclusive conversation with Huppert. FIAF Florence Gould Hall, 24 March. 

Private Flying Trapeze Class @ Circus WarehouseA private Flying Trapeze class inside an 8,000 square foot traditional and contemporary circuses training facility. Circus Warehouse, 24 March. 

The Strand Presents Anuradha Bhagwati, Unbecoming: After a lifetime of buckling to the demands of her strict Indian parents, Anuradha Bhagwati abandoned her grad school career to join the Marines. The Strand, 26 March. 

PEN America Authors’ Evenings, Phoebe Robinson Everything’s Trash, But It’s OkayRobinson will discuss her latest book Everything’s Trash, But It’s Okay, a hilarious, and timely essay collection on gender, race, and dating 27 March, 7pm, from $350.

Inside the Secret "Treasures in the Trash" Museum: An exclusive, behind-the-scenes look inside the curated 50,000 piece collection of New Yorkers' trash dating back to the 1980s. NYC Department of Sanitation Garage, 28 March.

The NY Adventure Club Happy Hour @ The Explorers Club: Exclusive monthly Happy Hour inside historic private social club founded in 1904 dedicated to the scientific exploration of land, sea, air, and space.  Explorers Club, 28 March. 

Exploring Roosevelt Island, From Abandoned Laboratories to Landmarked RuinsExplore the home to Dutch farms, rehabilitation institutions, asylums, hospitals, scientific laboratories, and more. Roosevelt Island Tramway Plaza, 30 March. 

MOTH Story Slam, BAMBOOZLED: Prepare a five-minute story about your greatest con. Tell it in front of a live audience. The Belle House, Brooklyn 1 April. 

PEN America Authors’ Evenings, Susan Orlean presents The Library BookOrlean will discuss her  latest book, which chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives.3 April. 

Book Launch: To ObamaEvery evening for eight years, at his request, President Barack Obama received ten handpicked letters written by ordinary American citizens. Laskas interviews staff who sifted through the intimate narrative. Powerhouse, Brooklyn, 3 April, RSVP.

92Y Presents Patricia Marx and Roz ChastContributors to The New Yorker for decades, Roz Chast and Patricia Marx have now joined forces to roast Moms with the book, Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?Buttenwieser Hall,3 April. 

Books Are Magic Presemts Amor Towles: A Gentleman in Moscow: In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol Rostov. Books Are Magic, 6 April.

See the hottest new band out of Oxford, England: The Foals…

See the hottest new band out of Oxford, England: The Foals…


Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyHonoring The Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music, The Zombies: 29 March, Barclay’s Center.

Washed Out: 5 April, Elsewhere, Brooklyn

Andrew Bird: 8 April, National Sawdust

Jeff Tweedy: 8-9 April, Town Hall

FOALS: 12 April, Brooklyn Steel

Bonobo: 16 April, DJ SET. Elsewhere

Spiritualized: 17 April, Brooklyn Steel

Live From Here With Chris Thile (formerly A Prairie Home Companion): Town Hall, 13, 20 April.

The Mountain Goats: 30 April, Brooklyn Steel

Snow Patrol: 30 April, Terminal 5

SongkickTicketflyor Bowery Presents


New York Rangers (Madison Square Garden)

v. Pittsburgh Penguins, 25 March., 7pm

v. St. Louis Blues, 29 March., 7pm

v. Ottawa Senators, 3 April, 7pm

v. Columbus Blue Jackets, 5 April, 7pm


Brooklyn Nets (Barclays Center)

v. Boston Celtics, 30 March, 7:30pm

v. Milwaukee Bucks, 1 April, 7:30pm

v. Toronto Raptors, 3 April 7:30pm

v. Miami Heat, 10 April, 8pm

New York Mets (Citi Field)

v. Washington Nationals, 4 April., 1pm (Season Opener)

v. Washington Nationals, 6 April., 1pm (Todd Frazier Bobblehead Day)

v. Washington Nationals, 7 April., 1pm (Jacob DeGrom Bobblehead Day)

v. Minnesota Twins, 9-10 April., 7pm

v. Philadelphia Phillies, 22-24 April., 7pm

v. Minnesota Twins, 9-10 April., 7pm

v. Milwaukee Brewers. 26-28 April., 7pm, 1pm

v. Cincinnati Reds. 29-30 April., 7pm

A reinvention of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic,  Oklahoma !, comes to Broadway following a long run in Brooklyn.

A reinvention of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic, Oklahoma!, comes to Broadway following a long run in Brooklyn.


InkIt’s 1969 London. The brash young Rupert Murdoch purchases a struggling paper, The Sun, and sets out to make it a must-read smash which will destroy – and ultimately horrify – the competition. Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, 2 April through 9 June. 

Hillary and ClintonA play that ponders how publicly tough Hillary has to be, how tender she can afford to be and whether it’s possible to strike a balance. Golden Theatre, through 21 July.

Burn ThisWhen a mysterious death brings together two unlikely strangers, their explosive connection sparks a chemistry too fiery to ignore. Hudson Theatre, through 14 July.

All My SonsAnnette Bening and Tracy Letts star in Arthur Miller’s play about the Keller family in the aftermath of WWII, as it struggles to stay intact when a long-hidden secret threatens to emerge/ American Airlines Theatre2 April through 23 June, from $59.

Oklahoma!75 years after Rodgers & Hammerstein reinvented the American musical, this is Oklahoma reimagined for the 21st century. Circle in the Square Theatre, through 1 September.

The Lehman TrilogyFrom the arrival of three brothers from Bavaria to America in search of a new life to the collapse of the firm they established. The Park Avenue Armory, through 20 April.

SocratesActor, director, and writer Tim Blake Nelson’s intellectual thrill ride from the philosopher’s growing prominence in democratic Athens through the military and social upheavals. The Public, through 19 May.

Native American artist T.C. Cannon tried to bridge the divide between native culture and the white man, as well as the contradictions between war and peace. At the Museum of the American Indian.

Native American artist T.C. Cannon tried to bridge the divide between native culture and the white man, as well as the contradictions between war and peace. At the Museum of the American Indian.



T.C. Cannon, At the Edge of America: One of the most influential Native American artists of the 20th-century, T.C. Cannon embodied the activism, cultural transition and creative expression that defined America in the 1960’s and ‘70s. National Museum of the American Indian, 6 April through 16 September.

Jasper Johns: Recent Paintings & Works on Paper: Fifteen paintings and 23 works on paper made since 2012. Matthew Marks, through 6 April.

Siah Armajani: Follow This LineThe first major U.S. retrospective of preeminent Iranian-American artist Siah Armajani featuring collages that masqueraded as political broadsheets in 1950s Tehran. Met Breuer, through 2 June.

Robert ColescottDiscovering Paris as an American soldier during World War II, Colescott returned to the city in 1949 to study under Fernand Léger. Blum & Poe, through 13 April.


Andy Warhol – From A to B and Back AgainThe first Warhol retrospective organized in the U.S. since 1989 reconsiders the work of Warhol and builds on a wealth of new materials. Whitney Museum of American Art, through 31 March.

Agora on the High LineNine artists share their experiences inhabiting, speaking out of, and challenging the assumed boundaries of public space. Various locations on the High Line, through March 2019, Free.

Combat Obscura , showing at Village East Cinemas, could be the war documentary the Marine Corp would never want you to see.

Combat Obscura, showing at Village East Cinemas, could be the war documentary the Marine Corp would never want you to see.


Hotel MumbaiVividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India. Angelika, West Village.

Gloria BellGloria is a free-spirited divorcée who spends her days at a straight-laced office job and her nights on the dance floors around Los Angeles. Angelika, West Village.

Roll Red RollIn small-town Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place. As disturbing videos surface on Facebook, Youtube, and Twitter, questions linger around the beloved football team. Film Forum, SoHo.

Buddy: In portrait of six service dogs and their owners, renowned documentary filmmaker Heddy Honigmann explores the close bond between animal and human. Film Forum, SoHo.

Combat ObscuraJust out of high school. Miles Lagoze enlisted in the Marine Corps and deployed to Afghanistan where he served as Combat Camera -- his unit's official videographer. Village East Cinema, East Village.

TransitGerman refugee Georg flees to Marseille and assumes the identity of the dead writer whose transit papers he is carrying. There, he falls for Marie, a mysterious woman searching for her husband. IFC Center, West Village

Woman at War: Behind the scenes of Halla’s quiet routine, she leads a double life as a passionate environmental activist, waging a one-woman-war on the local aluminum industry. IFC Center, West Village.