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Participants can build a future city at Rubin Museum block party

Participants can build a future city at Rubin Museum block party

Rubin Museum of Art
West 17th St. between Sixth & Seventh Aves.
Sunday, June 17, free (including free museum admission all day), 1:00 - 4:00

We always look forward to the annual Rubin Museum block party, and this year the Rubin is looking forward as well, into the future. The festivities take place on Father’s Day, June 17, from 1:00 to 4:00, with the theme “We Make the Future,” inspired by the Rubin’s yearlong exploration of what lies ahead: “By examining various perspectives — from an eighth-century Buddhist master to Einstein to contemporary artists — we invite you to consider a future that isn’t fixed but fluid,” the institution explains. The party will feature live performances by Falu’s Bazaar and Ajna Dance, a Cham dance and sand mandala by Palyul Monks, and a circle dance by elders from India Home. Visitors can participate in such activities as the “Healing Garden” indoor plant trailer, “Build a Future City,” “Social Timeline,” and “Drone Demo.” Among the organizations with booths are Adhikaar Grassroots Movement in Nepal, India Home, and Yinda Yin Coaching, with food available from Café Serai Outpost, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck, Brooklyn Popcorn Truck, and Wafels & Dinges. In addition, the museum is open for free all day long, so you can check out “Masterworks of Himalayan Art,” the three-part “A Lost Future: Shezad Dawood/the Otolith Group/Matti Braun,” “A Monument for the Anxious and Hopeful,” “The Second Buddha,” “Chitra Ganesh,” “Sacred Spaces: The Road to . . . and the Tibetan Buddhist Shrine Room,” and “Gateway to Himalayan Art.”

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