Korean Festival @ Delaware Art Museum
Sep 24 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Explore traditional and modern Korean culture with family-friendly activities and performances in the Museums’ Copeland Sculpture Garden. Experience Korean dance, music, TaeKwondo, and more! Korean food and beer/wine available for purchase. Rain Date: 9/25.

This family-friendly event will leave you saying Sarang-hae-yo Korean – I love Korea!

WEL Lecture Series: Three Women, Three Paths and a (Natural) Connection @ Anacostia Community Museum
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This WEL lecture showcases the journey of three women – a cancer patient advocate, a community leader, and a nature engager – from their first meeting to an evolving collaboration for community wellness and environmental health. Their shared creative work, which taps into the healing potential of nature and the arts, addresses deep issues of social justice and wellbeing in the lives of our communities and people.

Lisa Simms Booth, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
Brenda Richardson, Friends of Oxon Run Park
Stella Tarnay, Capital Nature

Dioramas of the Anthropocene @ Academy of Natural Sciences
Oct 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Employing the Academy’s collection of habitat displays as a platform for conversation, this event will explore artistic strategies behind the opera-performance Sun & Sea, widely celebrated as one of the most compelling artworks to address the climate crisis to date.

In a panel discussion moderated by Richard Torchia (Director of Arcadia Exhibitions at Arcadia University) in conversation with Sun & Sea curator Lucia Pietroiusti (beaming in remotely) and artists Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė and Lina Lapelytė, participants will discuss the bird’s-eye view — integral to the artists’ conception of the opera-performance — as a means to picture our species’ relationship to a warming planet.

The conversation has been organized in conjunction with the presentation of the opera performance Sun & Sea, being presented as part of the Fringe Festival (September 30–October 3, 2021 | 3–8 p.m. EDT).

After the program, attendees are invited to explore the dioramas of the Academy’s African and Asian halls on their own.

Click here to register.

Facing Change: Health @ Barnes Foundation
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” —James Baldwin

Join us for our free online speaker series Facing Change. Every other month, the Barnes brings together artists, scholars, and community activists virtually for a multicultural and intergenerational conversation about race in America.

Our October conversation focuses on how race, culture, and identity can impact the health of a community or individual. The panel features filmmaker André Robert Lee, conceptual artist Althea Rao, and percussionist LaTreice V. Branson with producer Loraine Ballard Morrill as moderator. During the program, you’ll be encouraged to use the chat function to submit your own questions. The live chat will be moderated by curator Ginger Rudolph.

Registrants will be emailed a link to the program by 5pm on Monday, October 4.

Community Night: Block Party @ Newark Museum of Art
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the debut of Three Half Lozenges, a site-specific light installation by Philip K. Smith III at the Museum’s Washington Street façade. Dance to the beats of DJ Shell Spin, as you experience a night of pure fluorescent fun! Peruse tables from Newark vendors featuring goods and delicious food, enjoy live demonstrations from Glassroots or take in a fashion show by Marco Hall, and so much more. This event will be a stop in the Newark Arts Festival. You don’t want to miss this party!

Grab a bite to eat from Walla Burger or stop by the Newark Public Library’s Library Lounge in their courtyard for s’mores and firepits!

Vendors Include:
Walla Burger
Fern & Fossil
Urban Glo



6pm Event begins, Food, Music, and Artmaking begins

6:45pm Remarks by Mayor Baraka and Artist Philip K. Smith III

7pm Debut of Three Half Lozenges installation

7:30pm Marco Hall Fashion Show


Restrooms will be available in the Museum for attendees who present a copy of vaccination card or photo or show a negative Covid-19 test from the last 72 hours. Portable restrooms will be stationed in Washington Park.

Parking is available next to the Museum for a $10 fee, with entrances located on Washington Street and Central Avenue. Payment is through Pay by App and Text to Pay. Follow payment instructions displayed on-site.

Until I Am Free: A Conversation on Fannie Lou Hamer’s Legacy @ New-York Historical Society
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm

A blend of social commentary, biography, and intellectual history, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America reveals the life of Hamer, a Black, working-poor, and disabled activist and intellectual of the civil rights movement whose work and wisdom are still relevant today. Join Dr. Keisha N. Blain, associate professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh and author of Until I Am Free, in conversation with columnist and author Rebecca Traister, as they discuss Hamer’s views on women’s rights, poverty, voting rights, internationalism, and policing and how they can guide modern-day activists.


Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page.


This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform. The day before the program, a member of New-York Historical’s staff will contact all registered attendees from the email address with instructions on how to join the virtual program. An additional reminder will be sent within two hours of the program start time. If you do not receive a message, please check your spam folder.

Wheaton Conversations: Social Change and Artistic Process @ Wheaton Arts
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm

Join us for an exciting conversation with the artist who created the artworks for the Persistent Memories installation at WheatonArts! Discover how Paula Meninato depicts the human toll behind the criminalization of Latin Americans through the optical qualities of paint on glass.

As an Argentine-born American artist, Paula is interested in examining the correlation between her cultural heritage and immigrant journey through visual images. She will explore examples of how wars and immigration policies affect people’s lives and how the “disappearing” and “invisibility” of human beings are reflected in
her artworks.

Engage in a discussion about the power of art in raising awareness of painful experiences not often addressed and its role in the call for social change. Paula will outline how theories of social change are applied in her artistic processes, including the relationship between material and conceptual choices within her bodies of work.

Women in New York Politics Now @ Tenement Museum
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Join us on October 25 for a virtual conversation about power, history, and action. What is the state of women in politics in New York? At the Tenement Museum, our exhibits and tours examine the political lives of women in the past and how it was often shaped by their work at home or organizing in the streets. Generations later, women could be political in public office. How did inspiration flow between generations, and what did political action look like for women at different moments in the city’s history?

Political scientist Dr. Christina Greer, State Assembly Member Emily Gallagher, and others discuss recent elections and the past and future of women in political office on this Tenement Talk, livestreamed to YouTube from inside the 1960s living room of the Saez Velez family.

This program is part of our series looking at the complexities and tensions of the American Dream

When: October 25, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 pm ET

Where: YouTube Live – set a reminder!