Temporary Closure of New-York Historical Society

In response to heightened concerns relating to the spread of novel coronavirus COVID-19, the New-York Historical Society will close temporarily as of Friday, March 13 at 6 PM until the end of March. All onsite programs will be cancelled through the end of April. These decisions were made to support New York City’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to prioritize the health of our staff and visitors. Although no case of COVID-19 has been connected to the Museum, we are taking these preventive measures out of an abundance of caution to help ensure everyone’s safety. Visitors who have purchased tickets to a program will be contacted shortly to arrange either a refund or a ticket-to-donation to New-York Historical. In the meantime, New-York Historical is encouraging the public to stay connected online and explore our wealth of digital content at nyhistory.org. We are also offering curated digital content through our weekly eblasts.

We will continue to monitor the situation closely, and look forward to resuming full operation as soon as possible. We will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Governor’s Office, Mayor’s Office, and Department of Cultural Affairs. For future updates, please visit nyhistory.org.

The Montclair Art Museum is temporarily closed in the interest of staff and community health

The Montclair Art Museum is committed to the health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and students. Beginning today, March 13, at 12 p.m., it will be temporarily closing the Museum and all programs, including Yard School classes and outreach programs, through March 31. In the interest of staff and community health, they feel it is best not to remain open.

The Museum will stay apprised of the evolving recommendations of the CDC and Montclair Township for avoidance and containment of COVID-19 and share updates as they become available.

Please continue to check the website and follow on social media @MAMmontclair for additional updates.

The Newark Museum of Art to Close Temporarily Starting March 14th

n the interest of protecting the well-being of our staff, members, volunteers, and visitors, and following guidance from local, state and federal authorities regarding measures that best promote public health, we have decided to temporarily close The Newark Museum of Art beginning on Saturday, March 14th. We will reopen on Thursday, April 16th. 

The Newark Museum of Art’s top priority is the safety and peace of mind for our members, visitors, staff and partners. Each decision we make during this challenge starts with us asking what is best for our visitors and staff. Lastly, we want you to know we are carefully monitoring the situation and will provide any new updates as quickly as possible. For additional questions about the virus, we suggest accessing the CDC website for the most reliable information.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum soon.

THE BILLY JOEL CONCERTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 19 AND APRIL 10 AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN HAVE BEEN POSTPONED

Please be advised that the upcoming Billy Joel concerts scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 19, 2020 and Friday, April 10, 2020 have been postponed. Tickets for the March 19th show will be valid for the performance on Saturday, September 26, 2020.  Tickets for the April 10th show will be valid for the performance on Sunday, October 11, 2020.

 

Event Cancelations at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York

As a public health precaution, the Smithsonian is postponing or canceling all public events, programming and gatherings through May 3. Please consult our calendar of events, the National Museum of the American Indian website and si.edu for the latest updates. We appreciate your understanding.

At this time, the museum is open during its regularly scheduled hours.

Thank you for your continued support.

March Programs at the
National Museum of the American Indian in New York
George Gustav Heye Center
POSTPONED: Rethinking the Landscape: Haudenosaunee Women
Thursday, March 12
6 p.m.

CANCELED: Storybook Reading and Activity: The Sugar Bush
Saturday, March 14
1 to 2 p.m.

POSTPONED: Developing Stories Photographer Talk: Russel Albert Daniels
Thursday, March 26
6 to 7 p.m.


Ongoing Programs

CLOSED THROUGH MAY 3: imagiNATIONS Activity Center

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Culture Connections

Tuesday–Friday, 2 to 4 p.m.
Second Floor Galleries

Tours

The museum offers daily public tours and gallery programs by Cultural Interpreters and Museum Ambassadors. For the most up-to-date information about daily tours and gallery programs scheduled during your visit, please consult the calendar or visit the Visitor Services desks in the Great Hall on the Second Floor.
 

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour
Mondays and Tuesdays, 3 p.m.
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays, noon
Second Floor; meet at the Information Desk.

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour
Mondays, 3 p.m.
Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1 p.m.
Sundays, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Second Floor; meet in the Great Hall. Tour takes place in the South Gallery.

POSTPONED THROUGH MAY 3: Stretching the Canvas Exhibition Tour
Tuesdays, 2 p.m.
Fridays, 2 and 3 p.m.
Sundays, noon
Second Floor; meet outside the East Gallery.

Resources

Native Knowledge 360°
Native Knowledge 360° (NK360°) is the National Museum of the American Indian’s national education initiative to inspire and promote improvement of teaching and learning about American Indians. NK360° provides educational materials and teacher training that incorporate Native narratives, more comprehensive histories and accurate information to enlighten and inform teaching and learning about Native America. Visit the NK360° website to explore classroom resources and sign up for the latest educator programs and workshops.

Teaching Peace to Children through Cartoons

The world can be quite chaotic, and as you raise your children, you want what’s best for them. As you teach and instill values that will help them as they grow and years to come, you can use all the available means. Peace is among such values, a concept that education helps to achieve. While thinking about education for peace, however, it doesn’t fall in the constraints of a classroom. The four walls are quite effective, but some topics might be hard for teachers to teach in a classroom without support from the environment. TV time, for instance, can be used to enhance your child’s peace education through cartoons.

Cartoons are fun, and kids learn better when they are having fun. Those giggles are not the only thing your children take away from their TV time, as they also take the values they see in their favorite characters and emulate them. Teaching peace to children through cartoons, therefore, is among the most effective approach and for good reasons. Among the top reasons to use cartoons for peace education includes;

Easily relatable

Children relate better to the likable and iconic cartoon characters. This means that they can easily trust the message such characters communicate, and emulating what cartoon characters display is, therefore, more natural for your children. With a cartoon that promotes peaceful behaviors throughout the episodes, you can conveniently teach such values to your child without affecting their entertainment.

Cartoons are engaging

A child’s concentration span is quite short, and with a boring approach, such span is even shorter and unproductive. Cartoon characters are fun, and with their innovative plots, you can keep your child engaged for an extended period. This sort of infotainment is an ingenious way to help your child learn more within a short span, and as they continuously enjoy the cartoons, experience and gain more insights that help them develop practical life skills

A multi-tool solution

Teaching peace can be quite complicated. It’s not only about being your brothers’ keeper as it entails a lot more to communicate and instill values that enhance peaceful living effectively. Teaching essential socio-emotional skills requires a more vivid approach to help your child learn how to handle adversities and conflicts without losing sight of what is important. Through cartoons’ plots, such skills are easily communicated as the children see how their favorite characters navigate their lives. By interacting with their family and friends, not to mention the cultural diversity and how to embrace it, as is seen in shows such as Maya & Miguel, kids can learn a lot while having fun.

In the modern era, where technology seems to take over every life element, you can get the most out of your child’s entertainment by creating an engaging learning environment. Utilizing what your child already loves in your quest to instill valuable social skills that are vital in navigating their lives is quite effective. While choosing cartoons, however, keep your kid’s age in mind since their curiosity levels vary, requiring certain exposure to ensure you are delivering the right insights.

Why should you hire an expert event planner

Hiring a planner will help you plan correctly, minimize errors and eventualities, keep in mind every last detail, save time and money, ensure success and enjoy the event. We have some great reasons that will show you the benefits of having professional help at hand. Here are the top reasons why you should consider hiring an organizer for your business events or other types of event.

Zero stress

The organizer is ready for everything, and for what is not, find a solution; he knows what, how, when, where and why. Your work will allow you to focus on your priorities, and you will be totally free from all anguish. There is nothing sadder than watching everyone participate and have fun, and you are busy with the guest registration. With the event planner, your only concern will be to find the right outfit for the occasion, sleep well to be lucid and enjoy the moment; without a doubt, they will make your life easier.

To the smallest detail

“Attention to detail” one of its characteristics par excellence. Although his work demands many things at once, the planner has the ability to listen to what you want and especially what you need, even managing to bring to reality what you cannot say with your words. Keep in mind each stage of the event and keep track of all the activities perfectly.

Due to its level of organization, he handles checklists, both standard (for all types of events) and customized (which demand something special or important to take into account in a given event).

Save time and money

All the tasks of an event involve time and money. The first cannot be recovered, and although the second yes, nobody is willing to invest in losing, so the planner is an expert in optimizing time and adjusting the budget to the event.

Due to his organizational skills, he does not waste time! Take advantage of every minute and know how to prioritize the importance of the urgent, even set aside time for possible unexpected events.

And well, for his experience and relationships with different distributors, he is an expert in negotiating and getting the best prices adjusting to your budget without neglecting quality.

It is better good known than bad for knowing

His career in the industry has allowed him to know a wide variety of suppliers, which means that his contact list is too complete, and according to your needs and expectations, he will hire the most suitable service for the occasion.

An event planner for the organization of your event brings too many advantages and will undoubtedly take a great weight off you; The level of stress, effort, organization, creativity and coordination that an event implies is a challenge that requires total willingness and commitment so that absolutely everything goes well. We hope you keep it in mind when creating an event.

Hiring an organizer for your event may seem like an unnecessary expense for some people. In reality, the most likely is that if you want to organize your event yourself, instead of saving money, you will be wasting time and money. It is also very likely that you will face many problems that you never imagined. Here are the best reasons why it is best to go through an organizer for your business events.

Your event organized in record time

This is one of the first advantages of hiring an organizer. He is able to organize an event quickly. If you are right about timing, then trust a professional. This advice will also probably save you a lot of money. Indeed, when you are stuck with a last-minute problem, you often have to pay a high price for a solution or employ temporary workers at the last moment or go through a professional. The organizer knows how to control and anticipate such problems. It also has a directory of people who can correct last-minute problems.

Hire an organizer to save money

This may seem paradoxical, but hiring an organizer will allow you to stay within your budget but also save money. Indeed, an organizer will manage your budget as best as possible without forgetting anything. It is a recurring problem among people who organize an event for their business themselves, forgetting certain details and realizing it at the last moment, thus increasing the bill often far beyond the budget. A professional will also be able to tell you if your budget is unrealistic in addition to knowing where to save.

Take an organizer to reduce organizational stress

Organizing an event means dealing with 4 important elements: the budget, the list and location of the guests, the location of the room and the catering part. To this is added a multitude of small details to be coordinated within a determined period. These details are generally those that increase stress to levels that are sometimes difficult to bear. Choosing an organizer for your event will save you these stresses and allow you to focus on the important.

An organizer to achieve business goals

Whether it is a product launch, a general meeting, a B2B fair or any other special event, you will certainly have business objectives to be reached given by management. An organizer can help you best achieve your business objectives, even strict ones. Not only will he save you time and money, but his work will allow you to focus on your business goals. It can also be excellent advice to help you optimize your strategy and better manage the return on investment of your business event.

Take advantage of an organizer’s contacts

This is an extremely important element. An event organizer knows a lot of people, whether in terms of room rentals, equipment suppliers or even restaurateurs. Its privileged contacts often allow it to have more attractive prices but also help you to choose the most suitable suppliers for the type of event you wish to organize. He generally has different contacts for each activity and will be able to direct you towards the professional adapted to your needs and your budget.

Conclusion 

As we have seen, hiring an organizer for your event is the ideal solution. Not only will he be able to advise you, save you money, but also you will be able to take advantage of his contact book and his expertise to have the best event, which meets your expectations and stays within the allocated budget. Hiring an event planner will be your safest bet when it comes to making your events successful. 

The Stars of the 2020 Races

If you’re geared up for the 2020 racing calendar, you’ll no doubt be keen to know who you need to look out for in time for Cheltenham and the other upcoming races. 2020 is set to be a fantastic year for racing, with a wide variety of brilliant contenders to look out for. But if you’re keen to place your bets on three of the top picks this year, we’ve selected our favorite stars of the year ahead. These three choices are some of our top picks for popular race horses that look set to perform well over the coming year. 

Fakir D’oudairies

Fakir D’oudairies won the hearts of many back in 2018 during the Cheltenham January meeting when he was victorious in the Triumph Hurdle Trial. He won by an impressive 13 lengths from Fine Brunello and while he wasn’t able to achieve the same level of success in the Super novices, there is still a chance for him to turn it around this year. He stayed up the famous Cheltenham Hill and has the ability to go really far if given the opportunity as he gains experience with age. He achieved second place among Grade 1 companies at both Aintree and Punchestown and he secured his first win of the first season in Navan, holding off his competitors by three lengths. 

Crypto

Crypto, trained by Micky Hammond, had a winning start with his debut in Newcastle and surprised people with how spectacular his performance was. He won by eleven lengths from Honda Fifty and was a stand-out contender throughout the entire race. Crypto looks set for great things and 2020 could be the perfect year to showcase his skills on the track. He’s also got great genes – he’s the half-brother of six winners, so his owner should have no difficulty in finding him opportunities going forward. He’s likely that he could face longer distances than two miles as he gains more experience, so it will be interesting to see how he fares over the coming years. 2020 could be the year that he really shines. 

Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation had a number of close calls last season which could put punters off backing him this year. But he’s a much-loved selection and this could be his season to shine. Although he fell to Defi Du Seuil at Sandown and Cheltenham, he still ended last season in a strong position by achieving success at Aintree. He won by six lengths in the Grade 1 race against Top Ofthegame and also enjoyed victories at Haydock and Carlisle. At the latter, he managed to hold off Count Meribel by two and a half lengths and by a length and a half against Bristol De Mai at Haydock. He could be one of the top racers of this season and will definitely be one to watch out for as the key races of 2020 gets underway.