It’s Black Friday and all of your friends and family have been at the stores since last night after Thanksgiving Dinner. WTF?!
We’re with you and don’t understand nor have the energy to deal with the masses. We’re nursing a hangover and trying to get motivated enough to get out of bed for a glass of water.
Your office is closed and your friends are shopping, what do you do?! Assuming you eventually make it out of bed and take off the PJs you’ve been in for 24+ hours, we have some ideas.
1. For a Love of His People: The Photography of Horace Poolaw – Horace Poolaw (Kiowa, 1906–84) was born during a time of great change for his people—one year before Oklahoma statehood and six years after the U.S. government approved an allotment policy that ended the reservation period. A rare American-Indian photographer who documented Indian subjects, he began making a visual history in the mid-1920s and continued for the next 50 years.
WHERE: National Museum of the American Indian – One Bowling Green, New York, NY 10004
2. Lonesome George – A native of the Galapagos Islands and the last of his species, the Pinta Island tortoise known as Lonesome George became an international symbol of ever-increasing extinctions. When he died of natural causes in 2012, more than 40 years after being discovered on Pinta Island, the Museum worked with the Galapagos National Park Service, State University of New York College of Environmental Services and Forestry, the Galapagos Conservancy, and a team of master taxidermists to preserve Lonesome George for future generations. Before the tortoise is returned to Ecuador, he will be on exhibit here at the Museum for a limited time.
WHERE: American Museum of Natural History – Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10001
3. Graffiti: The Exhibition – “Beautiful, interesting, thought-provoking…moving”
WHERE: House of Art Gallery – 408 Marcus Garvey Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Do these seem random? Well, that was done on purpose! We wanted to give you an idea of what’s in our calendar and get you out of bed!
Don’t let us do the searching for you…check out newyorkevents.co/calendar for all of our events. If this doesn’t motivate you, I don’t know what will!