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NOW - Nov 27, 2020

Fotografiska: Mindfulness Fridays Meditation

Fotografiska New York will resume Mindfulness Fridays, a weekly series of morning meditations and sound baths inside the restored chapel space at V, curated by Yael Shy. Two meditation sessions, each led by Marisa Viola, will be held each morning at 10AM and 11AM.

Catch your breath and sink deeply into the beauty and the power of the museum. Thoughtfully curated mindfulness experiences have been designed to awaken and elevate all of your senses.

Each guided meditation will align with a current exhibition, including:
● Exploring the intimacy, power and presence with the powerful portraits of Naima Green’s Brief & Drenching
● Diving into the lush, surrealist photos in the Cooper & Gorfer exhibition Between These Folded Walls, Utopia
● Opening the heart to the spirit of playfulness in the Julie Blackmon exhibition Fever Dreams

Special mindfulness workshops – including dance/movement, visual art, and storytelling- that engage with these works in longer and richer ways are forthcoming. All programming at the museum will be socially distant and all participants, including facilitators, will be masked.

Marisa Viola is a meditation teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. She has been practicing since 2008, and has taken Refuge and Boddhisattva vows in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition with Venerable Robina Courtin. She has studied with Venerable Thich Nhat Hahn, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and many great teachers of various lineages.

WHEN: Every Friday, 10 am - 12 pm

NOW - Nov 27, 2020

Fotografiska: Mindfulness Fridays Soundbath

Fotografiska New York will resume Mindfulness Fridays, a weekly series of morning meditations and sound baths inside the restored chapel space at V, curated by Yael Shy. The sound bath will begin at 12PM, guided by Anne Michiko Tangi.

Catch your breath and sink deeply into the beauty and the power of the museum. Thoughtfully curated mindfulness experiences have been designed to awaken and elevate all of your senses.

Soundbaths take place in the historic restored chapel with decor by Roman and Williams.

Anne Michiko Tangi loves to get down to any music that inspires her to move, whether it’s a New Orleans brass band, West African drummers, Russian rock stars, beat boxers, Brazilian sambistas, or house D.J.s. She believes in the empowerment and healing that come from connecting with your body’s unique movement language and loves to help others embrace theirs in an encouraging, vibrant atmosphere.

WHEN: Every Friday, 12 pm

NOW - Oct 25, 2020

Fotografiska: Aperture 2020 Summer Open

Fotografiska New York is pleased to host the 2020 Aperture Summer Open - an annual open-submission exhibition that seeks to reveal and report on key themes and trends driving contemporary photography. This year, 14 artists will present their work exploring the theme of Information at Fotografiska New York.

The 2020 Aperture Summer Open is curated by Brendan Embser, Managing Editor of Aperture magazine, with Farah Al Qasimi, artist; Amanda Hajjar, Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska; Kristen Lubben, Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation; and Paul Moakley, Editor-at Large for Special Projects at TIME.

WHEN: On view from September 23rd to October 25th

Sep 28, 2020

Poster House: The Evolution of Chinese Typography

Join scholar Chris Wu as he virtually guides guests through the posters in The Sleeping Giant, talking about the evolution of printed Chinese typography.

Chris Wu is a designer and creative director based in New York. He is a partner of the multidisciplinary design practice Wkshps. Previously, he was a principal of the design studio Project Projects, winner of the Cooper Hewitt’s National Design Award. Chris has collaborated with clients such as the Guggenheim Museum, M+ Museum, David Zwirner, New Museum, Para Site (Hong Kong), The Met, James Cohan, MoMA, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, SculptureCenter, Asia Art Archive, Modern Media Group (Shanghai), The Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, among others. Chris received his Master’s degree in Communications Design at Pratt Institute.

WHEN: September 28th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Sep 29, 2020

Center for Book Arts: Book Talk with Julie Park

Altered Books Then and Now: 18th-Century Extra-Illustration and the Prehistory of Contemporary Artist’s Books.

Altering published books by placing visual images selected from one’s private collection of engraved prints alongside the printed text of words written by someone else was a popular pastime in eighteenth-century England. Referred to as “extra-illustration” or “grangerization,” this activity allowed readers and book owners not only to insert new visual dimensions into their reading experience, but also to participate in the project of making meaning undertaken by authors.

By using scissors, paste, paper and their own collection of engravings, book owners transformed reading into an interpretive process of rewriting text with images. In doing so, extra-illustration anticipates the work of many contemporary book artists who base their techniques on physically transforming books, whether by imposing new images onto their pages or cutting out words to create new sentences and story lines.

Presenting an overview of eighteenth-century extra-illustration, this Book Talk with Julie Park will open the historical background of contemporary artist’s books and some of its key procedures: finding a medium for self expression in altering the material dimensions of books, and using images and graphic elements as alternative media for writing.

$10 Suggested Donation | Proceeds will go toward the speaker and supporting the Center’s programming.

WHEN: September 29th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Sep 30, 2020

Free Historic Flatiron Virtual Tour

The Flatiron Partnership's historic walking tours are now going virtual! Join our professional guide on a 60-minute virtual journey through this vibrant neighborhood, viewing some of the City’s most notable landmarks, including the New York Life Insurance Building, the MetLife Clock Tower, the Appellate Courthouse, and the famous Flatiron Building.

Mike Kaback will lead this 60 minute virtual tour via Zoom. Mike will share historic photos as he retells notable events.

Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with the guide and each other and have all of their Flatiron history questions answered.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 30th, 7 - 8 pm

No registration is required. Simply join the ZOOM LINK HERE at the tour's designated day and time.

Sep 30, 2020

General Assembly NYC: The Evolution of Technology in the Creative Space

GA X ElewaTv welcomes attendees to a new space, a series of conversations about the future of technology and its influence in the creative process, especially for beauty, fashion, and cultural industries. ElewaTv has invited powerhouse panelists to team up to share their insights, personal experiences, and educational tidbits, to help you on your creative tech journey. Our panel will cover what more we should be doing in the creative space as technology is evolving.

Join us for an opportunity to not only learn, but also to network with those who are paving the way for diversity and inclusion in the creative industry. The Creative Chat is a call to action: giving voice, strategy, and opportunity, to help creators and entrepreneurs build their next successful brands/businesses. Vendors will be available during the Educational Booths session along with entertainment by DJ HOLUP! Read our takeaway list and speaker bios for further program details.

NOTE: The 6pm-8pm EST part of the program is for the panel and educational booths. Feel free to come and go as you wish for entertainment and networking till 9pm EST.

- 6pm EST // Main Stage - Intro & panel discussion
- 6:45pm EST // Main Stage - Audience Q&A
- 7pm - 8pm // Educational Booths - Network with attendees and experts in their field.
- 8pm-9pm // Entertainment by DJ HOLUP

- Understand how tech has set the scene for creatives and their industries.
- Learn to build a professional network and collaborate!
- Receive insights to having a diverse in-house production team.
- Meet attendees in our speed networking session.
- Shop and mingle with our vendors

WHEN: September 30th, 6 pm - 8 pm

Sep 30, 2020

Poster House: Walking Tour of Historic Chinatown Signage

Join design historian Thomas Rinaldi as he guides you on this 90-minute walking tour of Chinatown. Focusing on the history of signage in the area, we will make stops to admire Chinatown’s surviving historic signs and discuss how they fit into the evolutionary history of commercial signage more broadly, exploring threads of graphic design and technology that have collaborated to produce this quintessential urban commercial landscape.

Thomas Rinaldi is the co-author of the book Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmarks of an American Landscape, published by the University Press of New England in 2006, and the author of New York Neon, published by W.W. Norton in 2012. His photographs have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New York Observer, Westchester Magazine, CNN Online, and elsewhere, and have been exhibited at the Municipal Art Society of New York and at the New York State Museum in Albany.

NOTE: This tour does NOT begin at Poster House. You will be emailed the starting location one week before the event. Guests should be prepared to walk on uneven, crowded streets for 90 minutes without seating.

Poster House, China Institute, and Museum of Chinese in America Members: $15
General Public: $20

Rain Date: October 7

WHEN: September 30th, 6:30 pm - 8 pm

Oct 7, 2020

General Assembly NYC: Building Business Resilience with Brooklyn Navy Yard

Faced with remarkable challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, resilience is more important than ever for small business owners.

In partnership with Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, General Assembly is excited to welcome Rebel Designs, Stitch NYC, Russ & Daughters, and Kings County Distillery to share their tools and tips for how businesses can stay resilient during these unprecedented times.

- The challenges other small businesses are facing and how they continue to adapt in a dynamic environment.
- What other small business owners are doing to build their resilience for their businesses and employees.

About Our Partners: Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

The Brooklyn Navy Yard (the Yard) is a mission-driven industrial park that is a nationally acclaimed model of the viability and positive impact of modern, urban industrial development. The Yard is now home to more than 450 businesses employing more than 11,000 people and generating over $2.5 billion per year in economic impact for the city. Building on the Yard's history as the economic heart of Brooklyn, the 300-acre waterfront asset offers a critical pathway to the middle class for many New Yorkers.

The Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation (BNYDC) is the not-for-profit corporation that serves as the real estate developer and property manager of the Yard on behalf of its owner, the City of New York. BNYDC strives to provide an environment in which innovative companies can take root and grow.

The Yard was once the nation's most storied naval shipbuilding facility, which for over 150 years built and launched America's most famous fighting ships, including the USS Maine, USS Arizona, and USS Missouri. The Yard also served as an important point of the passage, home, and workplace for countless veterans as they served our country. Through its public programming, the Yard continues to honor and preserve this rich history.

WHEN: October 7th, 12 pm - 1 pm

Oct 8, 2020

Baruch College: Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn Webinar: Automating Your Business

Learn what computers and people should do in an automation process. Learn what aspects of your business are not and never will be automatable and how to better understand these key principles in automation.

Preparation: Helpful to have some knowledge of math functions, algebra, calculus 1, and a willingness to learn how to use a computer terminal.

Presented by Azeem Hussein, an Entrepreneur who learned how to be a Scientist, Engineer, Designer, & Developer in order to achieve their dream. Hussein's LinkedIn.

WHEN: October 8th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Oct 8, 2020

General Assembly NYC: Immigrants at Work: Stories of First Generation Americans

Join us for a panel discussion with entrepreneurial leaders who are representing a cross-section of the underserved immigrant population in New York and beyond. We’ll discuss the trials and triumphs of these individuals, their methods of breaking past barriers, and what it means to represent yourself and your culture in today’s hottest industries.

About the Panelists:

Angela Chen, Marketing Associate, General Assembly
Angela joined General Assembly as NYC campus' Marketing Associate where she helps individuals get connected to NYC's diverse tech, business, and creative community through GA’s workshops and events. She moderates chats on entrepreneurship and female empowerment while managing GA’s local social platforms and help run the never ending list of events at GA. Previously, she's held marketing roles in the fashion and beauty industry, which led her to her current passion, education. She's also involved with Murray Hill Institute and Fuzhou America, all with values placed on mentorship and leadership and uplifting the immigrant community. Besides building relationships, Angela enjoys being a foodie, health-conscious nerd, and a wanderlust.

Sasha Hasanbegovic, Admissions Advisor, General Assembly
Sasha is a former designer and storyteller focused on continuing educations access. As an advocate for displaced communities and a refugee himself, he understands the empowerment and career potential an education can provide.

He has collaborated with companies such as Coca-Cola, UPS and DSW and consulted for Welcoming America and the International Rescue Committee.

When he’s not talking about himself in third-person, he can usually be found biking around town.

WHEN: October 8th, 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Oct 12, 2020

General Assembly NYC: Diversity in Data & Design

Advancements and innovations in design continue to transform everyday life. Unlike almost any other discipline, design has the power to permeate every product, moment, and solution in our lives.

However, there is one area in which design as a profession is lagging: diversity. The truth is, approximately 86% of professional designers are Caucasian. Yet race is only part of the picture. Diversity in design means diversity of experience, perspective, and creativity—otherwise known as diversity of thought—and these can be shaped by multiple factors including race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, ability/disability and location, among others.

Join GA as we tackle the future of diversity in design head-on.

WHEN: October 12th, 5:30 pm - 7 pm

Oct 13, 2020

General Assembly NYC: Hire & Build Your Dream Team

As busy entrepreneurs or solopreneurs, a lot of us bring in new employees in a haphazard manner that’s driven by convenience and urgency. And once we start working with our team, there’s a lack of deep intentionality towards solidifying culture and measuring team success. This leads to severe negative consequences.

A study of 101 startup post mortems shows that not having the right team is one of top 3 reasons why entrepreneurs fail.

The solution is to first build a framework that attracts the right people. We need to create an authentic brand that distills our passion and purpose while being honest about our work environment and style. Once we have interested candidates, we need a well crafted procedure to sift through them and identify high potential teammates. Finally, we need a working gameplan to vet their performance in a real-world setting.

With great people on board, the 2nd step is to build team cohesion. It starts with outlining a compelling ‘Why’ behind our company’s existence, to help employees find motivation and meaning in their work journey. Next, we have to establish team dynamics to help articulate our team’s identity and to construct a group approach that everyone is held accountable to. Finally, we need to practice being a great team together by embarking on a performance challenge that puts us to the test.

Being an entrepreneur is a team sport. With the right people and culture, anything is possible.

- Fundamentals of an Authentic Hiring Brand
- Early Stage Hiring Process & Tips
- Strategy to Discover Team Mission, Vision & Values
- Framework for Team Dynamics
- Creating a Team Performance Challenge

About the Expert: Nikhil Paul, Founder, We R Human
Nikhil Paul is a culture & team coach who founded We R Human to help companies overcome their communication, collaboration and cultural challenges. With a decade of experience in building teams and problem-solving employee engagement issues at companies like Walmart, SalesForce and Venmo, his mission is to help build a happy high performing organization from the ground up.

WHEN: October 13th, 12 pm - 1 pm

Oct 15, 2020

Baruch College: Lawrence N. Field Center for Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn Webinar: The Key Differentiator for a Flourishing Business

Learn how to clearly, concisely, and most importantly, convincingly communicate the unique benefits of your product and services to prospective customers. This workshop focuses on the necessity of this difficult tool and the make or breaks impact it can have on startups!

Presented by: Rafe Gomez
Rafe Gomez is the co-owner of VC Inc. Marketing, a provider of sales support and business strategy services to organizations across the country. In 2017, he was honored by Bulldog Reporter’s Stars of PR Awards as America's Best Sole Practitioner of the Year. Rafe's audiobook, “What’s In It For ME?” was a top 5 seller on Amazon, iTunes, and Audible. His POVs about sales, marketing, messaging, and PR topics have been featured in a variety of national media outlets - including CNBC, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Yahoo! Finance, MSNBC, Adweek, and many more.

WHEN: October 15th, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Oct 15, 2020

Fotografiska: Fujifilm INSTAX® Family Fun Days

Smile! Let’s get outside! Join Photographer and Foto Family Fun Day leader Alice Proujansky for a kid-friendly tour in the fresh air. The tour kicks off at the museum and everyone will get an INSTAX Mini 11 instant print camera on loan with one pack of INSTAX Mini Film to use as you walk and photograph the neighborhood.

What shape are the clouds? What colors are the flowers? Back at the museum, cameras will be returned, and the INSTAX photos will be used in your very own crafting project that you can take home with all your pics from the day.

3:30pm: Check in at Fotografiska front desk
4:00pm: Tour departs from Fotografiska lobby
5:00pm: Tour ends at Fotografiska

Suggested Ages 5-12 years old.
Please note: Children MUST be accompanied by an adult with a separate tour ticket.

About Alice Proujansky: Her first book, Go Photo! An Activity Book for Kids was published by Aperture in 2016. Go Photo! features 25 hands-on and creative activities inspired by photography. Alice has taught photography since 2002 and was the lead curriculum writer for On Sight, Aperture’s photography and visual literacy curriculum.

WHEN: October 15th, 3:30 pm - 5 pm