Smart Things to Do This Weekend

Mark your calendars and get ready to experience the best of art, fashion, history, music, comedy, and more!

Friday, May 19, 2023:

Sketch Night at Frick Madison Date/Time: May 19, 2023, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Location: Frick Madison, New York, NY

Join Frick Madison for a captivating evening of sketching. Explore the remarkable art collection in the transformed Marcel Breuer-designed building and unleash your creativity by capturing the beauty of the artworks. Bring your sketchbook and immerse yourself in the inspiring atmosphere of Frick Madison.

FashionSpeak Fridays: The Rise of K-style Date/Time: May 19, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: The National Arts Club, New York, NY

Be part of the FashionSpeak Fridays event at The National Arts Club as they delve into “The Rise of K-style.” Discover the influence of Korean fashion trends on the global fashion industry and gain insights from renowned fashion experts. Explore the cultural impact and evolution of K-style during this intriguing discussion.

Free Zoom talk with audience Q&A: Saratoga and the American Revolution Date/Time: May 19, 2023, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join a fascinating Zoom talk about “Saratoga and the American Revolution” from the comfort of your own home. Learn about the pivotal role Saratoga played in shaping the American Revolution and its significance in American history. Engage in an interactive session with the speaker and have your questions answered.

Magic Box Date/Time: May 19, 2023 – May 21, 2023, 9:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Prepare to be mesmerized by the captivating performances of Magic Box. This multi-day event promises an unforgettable night of illusions, mind-bending tricks, and astonishing displays of magic. Get ready to be amazed and let the magic unfold before your eyes.

Saturday, May 20, 2023:


st jean baptiste sacred sites

St. Jean Baptiste, Upper East Side.

Get a glimpse behind closed congregation doors as the New York Landmarks Conservancy hosts its annual open house this Saturday and Sunday, Congregations and Communities: 50 Years of Sacred Sites. This is a rare opportunity to explore often hidden art, architecture, and history. Expect lectures, musical performances, and special guided tours at houses of worship around the city.

Looking Beyond Landmarks: Celebrating That Which Is Difficult to Preserve Date/Time: May 20, 2023, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: New York Law School, New York, NY

Attend the thought-provoking event “Looking Beyond Landmarks: Celebrating That Which Is Difficult to Preserve” at New York Law School. Explore the challenges of preserving cultural heritage that extends beyond iconic landmarks. Engage in discussions and gain insights into the importance of safeguarding diverse aspects of our cultural identity.

New York Landmark Conservancy Sacred Sites Walking Tours Date/Time: May 20, 2023 – May 21, 2023, 12:30 pm

Embark on a guided walking tour organized by the New York Landmark Conservancy. Explore sacred sites throughout the city and learn about their historical, architectural, and cultural significance. Immerse yourself in the rich history of New York and discover hidden gems that contribute to the city’s unique identity.

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