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6 Upcoming Events for People with Disabilities Worth Checking Out

Are you looking for events to attend? The NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities website is a great source to explore events that are organized specifically for the disabled community.

They hold a number of events throughout the year to celebrate and support the disability community. They also try to promote and support events held by other city agencies and community organizations with similar goals.

Just in case you no clue, here’s what they have planned for the rest of the year:

November 18th, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum: Seeing Through Drawing (class)

What it’s about: A drawing class for blind and low vision visitors. Be inspired by the Museum’s collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art. To RSVP e-mail access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010. Click here to learn more about this event.

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: The main entrance of the museum is accessible and there are elevators as well as accessible bathrooms. To request accommodations, email access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010.

November 19th, 2017

Run & Row New York at the Armory

What it’s about: Row New York and the iconic Armory in Washington Heights, NYC are joining forces on Saturday, November 19th to host Run & Row New York at the Armory. This one-of-a-kind biathlon combines the skills of two complementary sports, running and rowing.

All are welcome, the novice as well as the competitive athlete, and a number of events, at different competitive levels will be offered. Free introductory learn-to-row classes will be available on the hour throughout the day.

This fundraiser benefits the academic and athletic youth programs run by Row New York and The Armory Foundation.
Click here to visit the Run & Row NY website.

Time: 8:30AM – 5:30PM

Location: The Armory | 216 Fort Washington Ave New York, NY 10032

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrances and Restrooms. For additional accessibility requests or general questions please call Justin Gaymon at 917-826-2373 or email Justin@armorytrack.com at least 72 hours before the event.

November 20th, 2017

Lincoln Center Moments: Schubert String Quintet, Return to the Garden, presented in collaboration with Juilliard Vocal Arts

What it’s about: Join Steven Herring and Friends as they take you on a foot-stomping ride through the music of artists such as Herbie Hancock, George Gershwin, Peggy Lee and Patsy Kline. For those who are looking for more adventure, get ready for New York’s best Tuvan Throat Singing (also known as Overtone Singing) and Brazilian Pandeiro playing.

Lincoln Center Moments is a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. Each program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.

This program is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375. Click here for more information.

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Location: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse | 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10023

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrance; Wheelchair Accessible Restroom; Assistive Listening Devices; Print Materials Available in Large Print; For additional accommodation questions please contact Miranda Hoffner at 2128755375 or access@lincolncenter.org

December 4th, 2017

Lincoln Center Moments: Snapshots of Sound, presented in collaboration with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

What it’s about: The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts presents an interactive sound salon, featuring rare recordings from the Library’s vast archives of recorded sound. Revel in nostalgia, listening to Frank Sinatra on the radio, Arturo Toscanini in rehearsal, Bob Newhart’s hilarious unreleased bits, and other treasures from the Library.

Lincoln Center Moments is a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. Each program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.

This program is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375. Click here for more information.

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Location: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse | 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10023

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrance; Wheelchair Accessible Restroom; Assistive Listening Devices; Print Materials Available in Large Print; For additional accommodation questions please contact Miranda Hoffner at 2128755375 or access@lincolncenter.org

December 9th, 2017

The Metropolitan Museum: Seeing Through Drawing (class)

What it’s about: A drawing class for blind and low vision visitors. Be inspired by the Museum’s collection and learn innovative drawing techniques through workshops that include experimentation with materials, verbal description, and creative response to works of art. To RSVP e-mail access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010.

Time: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY 10028

Accessibility: The main entrance of the museum is accessible and there are elevators as well as accessible bathrooms. To request accommodations, email access@metmuseum.org or call 212-650-2010.

December 12th, 2017

Lincoln Center Moments: Lincoln Center Moments: Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss, Piano Duo, presented in collaboration with Chamber Music Society

What it’s about: Piano duo Anna Polonsky and Orion Weiss present holiday-themed selections from Liszt, Schumann, and Tchaikovsky.

Lincoln Center Moments is a free performance-based program specially designed for individuals with dementia and their caregivers. Join us as we bring Lincoln Center’s unparalleled artistry to an intimate and supported setting. Each program includes a one-hour performance, followed by a one-hour art-making workshop for participants to reflect upon their experience.

This program is free of charge, but registration is required. To register, contact access@lincolncenter.org or 212.875.5375. Click here for more information.

Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM

Location: Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse | 165 West 65th Street, 10th Floor New York, NY 10023

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Entrance; Wheelchair Accessible Restroom; Assistive Listening Devices; Print Materials Available in Large Print; For additional accommodation questions please contact Miranda Hoffner at 2128755375 or access@lincolncenter.org

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