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NOW - May 31, 2022
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Spring Scavenger Hunt at Madison Square Park
Family
madisonsquarepark.org/community/calendar/event/spring-scavenger-hunt-2/

Now through May 31, 2022 participate in a Spring Scavenger Hunt at Madison Square Park. Fun for the whole family, this activity is a great way to learn about nature!

Through using the free and interactive app you can take photos of plants, flowers and wildlife to identify, upload and document your observations. You can also download and print a free worksheet for the scavenger hunt. All of your observations help the team take care of the species who call Madison Square Park home!

NOW - May 20, 2022
2

NYCxDesign Flatiron Studio Crawl
Community
https://festival.nycxdesign.org/event/flatiron-design-studio-crawl/

Calling all design lovers! Join @NYCxDESIGN's Flatiron Open Studio Crawl on Thursday, May 19th from 4 to 6:30 pm. This guided tour will offer a behind-the-scenes look at vibrant design studios and destinations in the neighborhood. Get your tickets here.

Check out the full list of @NYCxDESIGN events taking place across NYC from May 10-20.

May 18, 2022
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Pen + Brush presents P+B Reads
Community
store.penandbrush.org/event-details/p-b-reads-in-may-virtually-with-artists

Join Pen + Brush virtually on Wednesday, May 18th for P+B Reads, a monthly reading series! From 6 - 8 pm on Facebook Live hear from Artists and Writers Deborah Jack, Katelyn Kopenhaver, Hannah Layden, and Mariam Magsi.

RSVP here.

May 18, 2022 - May 25, 2022
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Italy on Madison
Culture
italyonmadison.nyc/

The Italian Trade Commission (ITC), in partnership with the the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and the Madison Avenue Business Improvement District present Italy on Madison, a week-long celebration from May 18-25 of the quality and prestige of Italian fashion, accessories, jewelry, and home goods.

Participating businesses from Flatiron & NoMad include B&B Italia, Eataly, Natuzzi Italia, Poliform, and Tarallucci e Vino.

May 19, 2022
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Third Thursdays at The Thrifty HoG: Shop for a Cause
Community
thriftyhog.org/

Come celebrate and feel good at The Thrifty HoG's exciting shopping event: Third Thursdays! On Thursday, May 19th from 4:30 - 7:30 pm you can support an amazing organization, while having fun at The Thrifty HoG, an upscale resale boutique.

Stop by The Thrifty HoG every third Thursday of the month and join the lively atmosphere! Admission is $10 and you will receive a $10 credit to use towards an in-store purchase. Prepay via Venmo or pay at the door. All proceeds will go towards a great cause at Hearts of Gold, which benefits homeless mothers and their children.

May 26, 2022
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Poster House presents Fashioning The Self: I Am My Own Property
Culture
posterhouse.org/event/37641/

The exhibition Ethel Reed: I Am My Own Property highlights the artist’s masterful use of fashion and her appearance to control her own narrative and that of her work. Of course, Reed wasn’t the only person of her time to leverage fashion to her advantage. How were Black people–whether free, freed, or enslaved–leveraging sartorial freedoms to construct and project new narratives? Join fashion historians Jonathan Michal Square and Elizabeth Way for an evening exploring the turn-of-the-century fashions of African Americans. Questions strongly encouraged!

Jonathan Michael Square is the Assistant Professor of Black Visual Culture at Parsons School of Design. He is also currently a fellow in the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He founded and runs the digital humanities project Fashioning the Self in Slavery and Freedom, which explores the intersection between histories of enslavement and the fashion system.

Elizabeth Way is an Associate Curator at The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her exhibitions include Global Fashion Capitals (2015), Black Fashion Designers (2016), Fabric In Fashion (2018), and Head to Toe (on view now). Way’s personal research focuses on the intersection of African American culture and fashion, and she edited the book Black Designers in American Fashion (2021).

Jun 3, 2022
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First Friday at Poster House
Community
posterhouse.org/event/first-friday-6/

Join Poster House for First Friday on Friday, June 3rd for free admission and extended hours! From 10 am to 9 pm explore the museum’s latest exhibitions and get in on the fun by attending a tour, workshop, or activity throughout the day.

Every First Friday is different, offering unique opportunities to engage with rotating exhibitions and the permanent collection. Check back soon for a complete list of activities!