The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party Set for June 17th!



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Rubin Museum Annual Block Party. All images courtesy of Rubin Museum of Art

Save the Date ~ June 17th, for The Annual Rubin Museum Block Party, with this years theme, We Make the Future ~ a day of family art-making, performances, and free admission to the Museum.

In keeping with the Museum’s current year-long exploration, The Future, this years annual block party will focus on art-making activities, performances, and intergenerational learning, guiding families and kids of all ages to MAKE the future.

And here are a few of the activities that will make that happen  ~  Futuristic art-making stations that allow you to create and imagine across time and space, including Build a Future City, Spectacular Starscapes, Inner Voyages, and The History of Us.

Live performances including cham dance by Palyul Monks, a musical journey with Falu’s Bazaar, grab dance from India Home elders, and Bhangra and Bollywood dance by Ajna Dance.

Multigenerational activities for kids and adults of all ages, including Father’s Day activities and Interwoven Families, an artist project that weaves family narratives.

Activities led by community partners Grassroots Movement in Nepal (GMIN), India Home, Jumpstart, YindaYin Coaching Siddhartha School, and Mongolian Connections.

And a Healing Garden indoor plant trailer ~ and Drone demos! In addition to all the outdoor activities, the Museum will be open for free. On view,  The Second Buddha, which brings together 41 works of art from the 13th to 20th century; A Lost Future is a three-part exhibition challenging existing histories and speculative futures across cultures with three contemporary artists, and works that range from painting to film, sculpture and photography.

A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful is an opportunity to express your apprehensions and expectations for tomorrow, while contemplating your sense of the future.

Sacred Spaces: The Road to….And The Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room is an exhibit not to miss each time you go (and on view to October 15, 2018).

The beautiful exhibit, Gateway to Himalayan Art will introduce visitors to the main forms, concepts and meanings of Himalayan art represented in the Rubin Museum collection.

Himalayan snacks from Cafe’ Serai and food trucks, including Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Wafels and Dinges, and Brooklyn Popcorn Company.

Rubin Block Party is made possible through the generosity of New York Life. Additional support has been provided by Agnes Gund, Con Edison, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

The Rubin Museum Annual Block Party will take place on Father’s Day, June 17th, from 1:00-4:00pm, located on West 17th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues (which will be closed to traffic). This is a Free event, including admission to the Museum all day  –  rain or shine.

Did you know that on the first Monday of every month, Seniors are admitted free.

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