Saturday, January 16
'The Titanosaur' Exhibit
Where? Wallach Orientation Center, fourth floor, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, Upper West Side
When? Daily from 10 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
How Much? $22
This weekend the American Museum of Natural History is unveiling a new exhibit in its world-famous Fossil Halls: a cast of a 122-foot-long dinosaur. The dinosaur, which scientists estimate weighed about 70 tons, is a giant herbivore that belongs to a group known as titanosaurs. The species lived in the forests of today’s Patagonia about 100 million years ago and is one of the largest dinosaurs ever discovered.
4th Annual Black Comic Book Festival
Where? Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, Harlem
When? From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
How Much? Free but online pre-registration is required.
The fourth Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates black comics in a full day event featuring panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. Make sure you check out the afrofutrism art and design exhibition Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination too. Check the full schedule here.
The Medieval Knight
Where? The Cloisters museum and gardens, 99 Margaret Corbin Dr, Washington Heights
When? 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
How Much? Free with Museum admission
Find medieval knights in painting, glass and stone at The Cloisters. Learn about the training of these noble warriors and hear about their adventures.
Sunday, January 17
Where? Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at West 95th Street, Upper West Side
When? 60 minute performances begin at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
How Much? $15.
The BAM Percussion performance group mixes slapstick comedy with explosive, over-the-top percussion and comedy. The cartoon-like performers use “BAMspeech,” a language spoken only by them but understood by everyone.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend
Where? Brooklyn Children's Museum, 145 Brooklyn Ave., Crown Heights
When? Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
How Much? Free with paid admission ($11)
This three day-long celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day explores peace, empathy and togetherness. Learn about the art of protest and make your own Protest Prints. For the full schedule of special programs, performances and events check out the Brooklyn Children's Museum website.
100 Years of the Picture Collection: From Abacus to Zoology
Where? New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, Midtown
When? Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (Closed on Monday), through to May 15th.
How Much? Free
The New York Public Library is celebrating the centennial of its Picture Collection with an exhibition in the Wachenheim Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Since its founding in 1915, the collection has been an unparalleled resource for artists and designers, students and scholars. Boasting close to 1.5 million images, the collection comprises more than 1,500 linear feet of materials — surpassing the height of the Empire State Building. Images are organized according to roughly 12,000 alphabetical subject headings.