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Sunday, April 22
 

7:00am

Sunrise Yoga Session 1
Sunrise Yoga
Session 1: 7–8 am
Cullman Hall of the Universe
Enter at 81st Street
Greet the day with two sessions of yoga with live musical accompaniment, brought to you by BYoga of SoHo and KamochiMethod with Karine Plantadit.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the 81st Street Entrance.

Participants
avatar for BYoga

BYoga

BYoga believes in the power of community and in the concept that strong bodies build strong spirits. The studio aims to create an optimal state of "B"eing through a dynamic, fun, and sometimes irreverent vinyasa practice—to empower you, liberate you, make you laugh, make you sweat, ma... Read More →
avatar for Karine Plantadit

Karine Plantadit

Karine Plantadit trained to become a yoga teacher amidst her highly successful dance career. To be part of actively creating peace in the world, she co-created the KamochiMethod, fusing dance, yoga, and spirituality. Certified in Modo, B.Baptiste, Yin, and power flow, she is delighted to breathe with... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Cullman Hall of the Universe

7:00am

Climate Meditations
Climate Meditations
7–9:30 am
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth
Enter at 81st Street
Dear Climate invites you to start the day by personally engaging with climate change through guided meditation. Take a moment to imagine and consider the larger web of life around you.

Participants
avatar for Dear Climate

Dear Climate

Dear Climate is a collection of agitprop posters and meditative audio experiences that help you meet, befriend, and become climate change. With the mission of personalizing the average American’s relationship with climate change, Dear Climate takes the focus off crisis and catastrophe and on... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 7:00am - 9:30am
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

8:00am

Sunrise Yoga Session 2
Sunrise Yoga
Session 2: 8–9 am
Cullman Hall of the Universe
Enter at 81st Street
Greet the day with two sessions of yoga with live musical accompaniment, brought to you by BYoga of SoHo and KamochiMethod with Karine Plantadit.

RSVPs are now closed. For standby spaces, please arrive 15 minutes early and check in at the 81st Street Entrance.

Participants
avatar for BYoga

BYoga

BYoga believes in the power of community and in the concept that strong bodies build strong spirits. The studio aims to create an optimal state of "B"eing through a dynamic, fun, and sometimes irreverent vinyasa practice—to empower you, liberate you, make you laugh, make you sweat, ma... Read More →
avatar for Karine Plantadit

Karine Plantadit

Karine Plantadit trained to become a yoga teacher amidst her highly successful dance career. To be part of actively creating peace in the world, she co-created the KamochiMethod, fusing dance, yoga, and spirituality. Certified in Modo, B.Baptiste, Yin, and power flow, she is delighted to breathe with... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Cullman Hall of the Universe

9:00am

Le Chocard Des Alpes and Le Loriot: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Mayumi Tsuchida and Adam Tendler

French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
avatar for Adam Tendler

Adam Tendler

Adam Tendler has been called “a virtuoso pianist” by The Village Voice, a “musical mastermind” by the Houston Press, "an exuberantly expressive pianist" by the Los Angeles Times, and a "modern-music evangelist" by Time Out New York. Tendler has performed solo recitals in all fifty United... Read More →
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Mayumi Tsuchida

Mayumi Tsuchida has appeared in some of the world’s most notable concert halls, including Carnegie Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Slovak Radio Concert Hall, and Berlin Konzerthaus. As pianist and contemporary music advocate, she can be heard with new music ensemble... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Hall of North American Forests

9:00am

Natalie Jeremijenko: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Natalie Jeremijenko is a multidisciplinary artist and scientist whose work spans physics, neuroscience, biochemistry, and precision engineering.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
avatar for Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko, hailed as “wise, witty, and bracingly fierce” by The New York Times, bridges the worlds of art and science; in 2014 she became only the second person (after Laurie Anderson) to be given the VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards Pioneer Prize. She directs the Enviro... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

9:30am

Lloyd H. Miller of Deedle Deedle Dee
With his band the Deedle Deedle Dees, Lloyd H. Miller has been composing and performing family-friendly music that illuminates lessons in history and science for over a decade. His solo sets here will bring to life the Museum exhibits that surround him.
RSVP for the 9:30 Pop-Up performance coming soon.

Participants
avatar for Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller is a teaching artist, musician, and writer based in Brooklyn. He’s the founder, frontman, and chief songwriter of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a band that specializes in songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature that combine music with theater, dance, video, and o... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

10:00am

Chicago City Limits
What’s funny about climate change? Discover dark comedy in dark times with this irrepressible improv comedy troupe who will take the theme of the day and the unique setting of the Museum to make you laugh—and make you care.

Participants
avatar for Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Limits was founded in Chicago by George Todisco and actors in the workshop program at The Second City. The improv comedy troupe relocated to New York and established its own theater in in 1980 and began a continuous run now numbering over 10,000 Off Broadway performances. The Chicago Ci... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

10:00am

Le Merle Bleu: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Jade Conlee


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
avatar for Jade Conlee

Jade Conlee

Jade Conlee is a pianist and music theorist pursuing a Ph.D-degree at Yale University. In 2017, Conlee had a residency at the Banff Centre, gave solo and ensemble recitals in New York, Buffalo, and Salt Lake City, recorded an assortment of new works, and accompanied a production of Dido and... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Hall of North American Forests

10:00am

Alexis Rockman: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Alexis Rockman is a painter and New York native whose work explores biodiversity and imagines futuristic landscapes in a world affected by climate change.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
avatar for Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman’s paintings are vivid, sometimes startling depictions of a future affected by climate change and genetic engineering. He has exhibited extensively worldwide since 1985 with solo shows at institutions including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Aldrich Museum of Contempora... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

10:00am

Bird Seek-and-Find Hunt
Go birdwatching through the Felix M. Warburg Hall of New York State Environment and the Hall of North American Forests, locating the diverse bird species in our iconic dioramas.


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 5:45pm
Hall of North American Forests

10:00am

Reading Nest
Librarians from the New York Public Library share their favorite children’s books about birds, biodiversity, and conservation.


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 5:45pm
Hall of North American Forests

10:00am

Dear Climate
A collection of agitprop posters invites Museum guests to meet, befriend, and “become” climate change. It’s a new way to talk about the weather. A display of posters is accompanied by an entreaty to write letters to our changing climate.

Participants
avatar for Dear Climate

Dear Climate

Dear Climate is a collection of agitprop posters and meditative audio experiences that help you meet, befriend, and become climate change. With the mission of personalizing the average American’s relationship with climate change, Dear Climate takes the focus off crisis and catastrophe and on... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:00am - 8:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

10:30am

Lloyd H. Miller of Deedle Deedle Dee
With his band the Deedle Deedle Dees, Lloyd H. Miller has been composing and performing family-friendly music that illuminates lessons in history and science for over a decade. His solo sets here will bring to life the Museum exhibits that surround him.

Participants
avatar for Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller is a teaching artist, musician, and writer based in Brooklyn. He’s the founder, frontman, and chief songwriter of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a band that specializes in songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature that combine music with theater, dance, video, and o... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

10:30am

Secret Drum Band
Comprising of percussionists and ambient musicians, the Oregon-based Secret Drum Band performs a special set of compositions based on Amazonian soundscapes and ant acoustics. Yes, ant acoustics!

Participants
avatar for Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band, based in Portland, Oregon, is a percussion ensemble that employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, often mimicking sounds found in nature. Founder/composer Lisa Schonberg and composer Allan Wilsoncreatively document habitats and soundscapes in their compositions, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Hall of Biodiversity

11:00am

Chicago City Limits
What’s funny about climate change? Discover dark comedy in dark times with this irrepressible improv comedy troupe who will take the theme of the day and the unique setting of the Museum to make you laugh—and make you care.

Participants
avatar for Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Limits was founded in Chicago by George Todisco and actors in the workshop program at The Second City. The improv comedy troupe relocated to New York and established its own theater in in 1980 and began a continuous run now numbering over 10,000 Off Broadway performances. The Chicago Ci... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

11:00am

Le Traquet Stapazin: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Mikael Darmanie


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
avatar for Mikael Darmanie

Mikael Darmanie

Mikael Darmanie regularly performs throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean as a pianist, improviser, conductor, chamber musician with his group the Warp Trio, and as a DJ. He is currently a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow in composition and is a doctoral candidate in Piano Per... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Hall of North American Forests

11:00am

Lynette Wallworth: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Lynette Wallworth is an innovative filmmaker celebrated for her use of emerging technologies and explorations of the natural world and indigenous cultures in her native Australia.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
avatar for Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth is an award-winning artist/filmmaker who has consistently worked with emerging media technologies. Her immersive installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world. Among her best-known works are the interactive video Evolution of Fearlessness;the full-dome f... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

11:00am

Wall-E
Profound and thought-provoking are not generally adjectives associated with mainstream animated films, but this Pixar masterpiece about a trash-collecting robot’s adventures through the galaxy in a dystopian future characterized by environmental degradation brought on by humanity’s catastrophic embrace of consumerism is both. It’s also hilarious!


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm
Kaufmann Theater

11:00am

Origami USA
In residence in the Museum, this group of origami experts joins the EarthFest festivities to offer lessons on folding and shaping your own “flock,” giving festivalgoers the chance to take away a souvenir.


Sunday April 22, 2018 11:00am - 5:45pm
Hall of North American Forests

11:30am

Bash the Trash
Sign up for a hands-on workshop to learn how to build musical instruments from recycled and reused materials with Bash the Trash, experts in showing how science can transform even the simplest stuff into works of art. Participants will be invited to march in a parade with their new instruments following the workshop.

Participants
avatar for Bash the Trash

Bash the Trash

Bash the Trash brings science-based environmental arts education, performances, and hands-on events to communities, schools, and cultural institutions. Founded in 1988 by the husband-and-wife creative team of John Bertles and Carina Piaggio, BTT builds and performs with unique musical instruments made... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

11:30am

Lloyd H. Miller of Deedle Deedle Dee
With his band the Deedle Deedle Dees, Lloyd H. Miller has been composing and performing family-friendly music that illuminates lessons in history and science for over a decade. His solo sets here will bring to life the Museum exhibits that surround him.

Participants
avatar for Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller

Lloyd H. Miller is a teaching artist, musician, and writer based in Brooklyn. He’s the founder, frontman, and chief songwriter of the Deedle Deedle Dees, a band that specializes in songs inspired by history, science, folklore, and literature that combine music with theater, dance, video, and o... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

11:30am

Secret Drum Band
Comprising of percussionists and ambient musicians, the Oregon-based Secret Drum Band performs a special set of compositions based on Amazonian soundscapes and ant acoustics. Yes, ant acoustics!

Participants
avatar for Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band, based in Portland, Oregon, is a percussion ensemble that employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, often mimicking sounds found in nature. Founder/composer Lisa Schonberg and composer Allan Wilsoncreatively document habitats and soundscapes in their compositions, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Hall of Biodiversity

12:00pm

Chicago City Limits
What’s funny about climate change? Discover dark comedy in dark times with this irrepressible improv comedy troupe who will take the theme of the day and the unique setting of the Museum to make you laugh—and make you care.

Participants
avatar for Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Lights

Chicago City Limits was founded in Chicago by George Todisco and actors in the workshop program at The Second City. The improv comedy troupe relocated to New York and established its own theater in in 1980 and began a continuous run now numbering over 10,000 Off Broadway performances. The Chicago Ci... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

12:00pm

La Chouette Hulotte and L'alouette Lulu: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by David Friend


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
avatar for David Friend

David Friend

David Friend is taking piano performance in new directions. As chamber musician, soloist, and in interdisciplinary projects, he is dedicated to projects that push boundaries and explore new ideas about contemporary pianism. The Washington Post described his performances as "astonishingly co... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Hall of North American Forests

12:00pm

Natalie Jeremijenko: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Natalie Jeremijenko is a multidisciplinary artist and scientist whose work spans physics, neuroscience, biochemistry, and precision engineering.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
avatar for Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko

Natalie Jeremijenko, hailed as “wise, witty, and bracingly fierce” by The New York Times, bridges the worlds of art and science; in 2014 she became only the second person (after Laurie Anderson) to be given the VIDA Art and Artificial Life International Awards Pioneer Prize. She directs the Enviro... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

12:00pm

Climate Museum
The Climate Museum is New York City’s home base for vibrant and robust engagement with the climate challenge. Build your own snap circuits and discover resources on how you can steward the environment in our own backyard.

Participants
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The Climate Museum

The Climate Museum is a new initiative to create a museum in New York City dedicated to climate change and solutions. It will provide a home base for a wave of vibrant and robust engagement with the climate challenge across the city’s cultural landscape, while cultivating a shared identity for a ne... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 5:45pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

12:00pm

New York City Office of Sustainability
Staff from the New York City Office of Sustainability are on hand with a robust information station to showcase tips and resources for navigating your way as a citizen of the city (and the world!) through recycling, composting, and other ways to manage your day-to-day impact on our environment.

Participants
avatar for NYC DOE Office of Sustainability

NYC DOE Office of Sustainability

NYC DOE Office of Sustainability seeks to transform the the New York City Department of Education into a more sustainable and efficient public entity regarding facility operation and student environmental education. To help achieve its mission, it partners with a variety of non-profits and provides a wide range of res... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:00pm - 5:45pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

12:30pm

Ashley Jackson
The noted harpist performs with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and the Qatar Philharmonic, and is also the principal harpist of NOVUS NY and the contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Wall Street, conjures the mellifluous sounds of nature with a performance of Vers la source dans le bois and La voliere magique by Tournier and Spiders by Paul Patterson, among other nature-inspired works.

Participants
avatar for Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson’s rhythmic precision and dynamic performances on the harp have led to prestigious positions with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and NOVUS NY. She has appeared on stages in New York City and around the world, including the Park Avenue Armory, Royal Opera House i... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

12:30pm

Secret Drum Band
Comprising of percussionists and ambient musicians, the Oregon-based Secret Drum Band performs a special set of compositions based on Amazonian soundscapes and ant acoustics. Yes, ant acoustics!

Participants
avatar for Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band, based in Portland, Oregon, is a percussion ensemble that employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, often mimicking sounds found in nature. Founder/composer Lisa Schonberg and composer Allan Wilsoncreatively document habitats and soundscapes in their compositions, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Hall of Biodiversity

1:00pm

Bash the Trash
Sign up for a hands-on workshop to learn how to build musical instruments from recycled and reused materials with Bash the Trash, experts in showing how science can transform even the simplest stuff into works of art. Participants will be invited to march in a parade with their new instruments following the workshop.

Participants
avatar for Bash the Trash

Bash the Trash

Bash the Trash brings science-based environmental arts education, performances, and hands-on events to communities, schools, and cultural institutions. Founded in 1988 by the husband-and-wife creative team of John Bertles and Carina Piaggio, BTT builds and performs with unique musical instruments made... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

1:00pm

Abena Koomson-Davis
The singer, theater artist, and educator Abena Koomson-Davis, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical Fela!,combines her Ghanaian heritage and Brooklyn upbringing into an unmistakably soulful style. Using only her powerful voice and a loop station here, she creates a joyous vocal celebration of Earth.

Participants
avatar for Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis ​is a singer, educator, and theater artist. She was an original cast member of the hit Broadway musical Fela!, originating the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti. Abena plays in several bands, including the a cappella trio Saheli, the Cool Rulers, and Van Davis, and recently became m... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

1:00pm

Le Rousserolle Effarvatte: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Taka Kigawa


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
avatar for Taka Kigawa

Taka Kigawa

Taka Kigawa is a critically acclaimed pianist who has earned international recognition as a concert soloist, recitalist, and chamber music artist. With a large and varied repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the avant-garde, Kigawa has collaborated closely with Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Hall of North American Forests

1:00pm

Simon Critchley: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Simon Critchley is a noted philosopher of politics, ethics, and aesthetics and the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City leads philosophical bird walks through the halls with Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
avatar for Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley is a professor at the New School for Social Research and moderator of “The Stone,” a philosophy column in The New York Times. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing (1997), Infinitely Demanding (2007), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2009), The Faith of the Faithless (2012... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

1:00pm

Chasing Coral
The rapid decline of the world’s great coral reefs is a canary in the coal mine showing the coming impacts of climate change. This surprisingly moving film explores the phenomenon, with exquisite cinematography and a compelling narration.


Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Kaufmann Theater

1:00pm

Secret Drum Band
Following their pop-up performances earlier in the day, Secret Drum Band presents an interactive percussive setup featuring rhythmic loops of sounds of the Amazon. Participants can use drumsticks to play an electronic pad featuring multiple “drum sets” of these rhythmic loops, creating their own compositions and sound collages which will be recorded and emailed as a keepsake.

Participants
avatar for Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band

Secret Drum Band, based in Portland, Oregon, is a percussion ensemble that employs an array of affected vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, often mimicking sounds found in nature. Founder/composer Lisa Schonberg and composer Allan Wilsoncreatively document habitats and soundscapes in their compositions, with the goal of drawing attention to issues concerning endangered species, habitat loss, and other environmental issues... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Hall of Biodiversity

1:30pm

Ashley Jackson
The noted harpist performs with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and the Qatar Philharmonic, and is also the principal harpist of NOVUS NY and the contemporary music orchestra of Trinity Wall Street, conjures the mellifluous sounds of nature with a performance of Vers la source dans le bois and La voliere magique by Tournier and Spiders by Paul Patterson, among other nature-inspired works.

Participants
avatar for Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson

Ashley Jackson’s rhythmic precision and dynamic performances on the harp have led to prestigious positions with the New York Philharmonic, Metropolis Ensemble, and NOVUS NY. She has appeared on stages in New York City and around the world, including the Park Avenue Armory, Royal Opera House i... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

2:00pm

Abena Koomson-Davis
The singer, theater artist, and educator Abena Koomson-Davis, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical Fela!,combines her Ghanaian heritage and Brooklyn upbringing into an unmistakably soulful style. Using only her powerful voice and a loop station here, she creates a joyous vocal celebration of Earth.

Participants
avatar for Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis ​is a singer, educator, and theater artist. She was an original cast member of the hit Broadway musical Fela!, originating the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti. Abena plays in several bands, including the a cappella trio Saheli, the Cool Rulers, and Van Davis, and recently became m... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

2:00pm

L'alouette Calandrelle and La Bouscarle: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Elizabeth Dorman and  Miki Sawada


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
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Elizabeth Dorman

Elizabeth Dorman, praised by The San Francisco Chronicle for her “crisp, brightly finished” playing and her “elegance and verve,” enjoys a multifaceted career as a solo pianist, chamber musician, and educator. A passionate educator, Dorman founded Golden Gate Music Bridge, a new initiative tha... Read More →
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Miki Sawada

Miki Sawada holds degrees from Yale School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern University and has performed on some of the world’s great stages. She is a musician who is free-spirited in her pursuit of adventure. Her "Gather Hear Alaska" project found her traveling across... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Hall of North American Forests

2:00pm

Alexis Rockman: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Alexis Rockman is a painter and New York native whose work explores biodiversity and imagines futuristic landscapes in a world affected by climate change.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

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Alexis Rockman

Alexis Rockman’s paintings are vivid, sometimes startling depictions of a future affected by climate change and genetic engineering. He has exhibited extensively worldwide since 1985 with solo shows at institutions including the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Aldrich Museum of Contempora... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

2:00pm

The Chelsea Symphony: Become Ocean
The Chelsea Symphony performs award-winning composer John Luther Adams’ majestic orchestral work, a thrilling exploration of depth, turbulence, eerie silence, and, ultimately, enveloping calm. The music will ebb and flow through the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the setting amplifying its call to connect to something larger than ourselves.

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The Chelsea Symphony

The Chelsea Symphony has established a reputation as one of the most innovative ensembles in New York City. The orchestra presents music of the highest caliber while upending the traditional hierarchy of the classical symphony: musicians rotate as featured soloists, conductors, and composers. Through this... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life

2:30pm

Toni Ann Semple
Toni Ann Semple’s singing evokes the passion of fire, the gentle embrace of calm whispering winds, the soul stirring force of many waters, and the regality of majestic mountains--the grandeur of nature wrapped up in one golden, soaring voice. Born of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations, this Native/African American singer-songwriter mixes American musical traditions from the breadth of her cultural heritage.

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Toni Ann Semple

Toni Ann Semple’s singing evokes the passion of fire, the gentle embrace of calm whispering winds, the soul stirring force of many waters, and the regality of majestic mountains—the grandeur of nature wrapped up in one golden, soaring voice. Born of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations, this Native... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

3:00pm

Abena Koomson-Davis
The singer, theater artist, and educator Abena Koomson-Davis, an original cast member in the hit Broadway musical Fela!,combines her Ghanaian heritage and Brooklyn upbringing into an unmistakably soulful style. Using only her powerful voice and a loop station here, she creates a joyous vocal celebration of Earth.

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Abena Koomson-Davis

Abena Koomson-Davis ​is a singer, educator, and theater artist. She was an original cast member of the hit Broadway musical Fela!, originating the role of Funmilayo Anikulapo Kuti. Abena plays in several bands, including the a cappella trio Saheli, the Cool Rulers, and Van Davis, and recently became m... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
David S. and Ruth L. Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth

3:00pm

Le Merle De Roche: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Andrew Zhou


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
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Andrew Zhou

Andrew Zhou is an American pianist who has been noted for his “great sensitivity” and "luminous technique” (Anaclase) as well as performances of “extraordinary energy” (ResMusica). Finalist and laureate of four prizes at the Concours International de Piano d’Orléans, Zhou has tou... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Hall of North American Forests

3:00pm

N. K. Jemisin: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

N.K. Jemisin is a Hugo Award-winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy whose speculative fiction often explores how climate and natural disasters shape dystopian futures rife with cultural conflict and political oppression.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
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N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is a Hugo- and Locus-Award-winning Brooklyn author whose works have also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Nebula. The final novel of her Broken Earth trilogy, The Stone Sky, was published in August 2017... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

3:30pm

Martha Redbone
A captivating singer-songwriter of Cherokee, Choctaw, European, and African-American descent whose music combines Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues, Martha Redbone and collaborator Aaron Whitby will perform a special Earth Day-themed set.

Participants
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Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone’s voice is at the vital heart of American roots music. She is celebrated for a sound that mixes the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky with the eclectic grit of her early years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Armed with the power of... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

4:00pm

Pilobolus
In a new variation on the work “Stargazing,” images of flora and fauna are projected onto the bodies of the dancers as move their lithe forms through the Hall of Biodiversity.

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Pilobolus

Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality for 45 years, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. The company reaches beyond performance, creating storytelling through designed experiences that demonstrate how nonverbal communication can maximize group creativity. Pilobolus h... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Hall of Biodiversity

4:00pm

La Buse Variable and La Traquet Rieur: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Andrew Zhou


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
avatar for Andrew Zhou

Andrew Zhou

Andrew Zhou is an American pianist who has been noted for his “great sensitivity” and "luminous technique” (Anaclase) as well as performances of “extraordinary energy” (ResMusica). Finalist and laureate of four prizes at the Concours International de Piano d’Orléans, Zhou has tou... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Hall of North American Forests

4:00pm

Future of Seafood
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Tour the Museum’s marine exhibits with research scientist Erik Olsen from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, Pete Malinowski, executive director of the Billion Oyster Project, and research scientist Robert Newton of Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and learn about ocean stewardship while tasting the fare from local sustainable fisheries in this unique moveable feast and roving discussion.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.


Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

4:00pm

Koyaanisqatsi
Built around footage of natural landscapes and the elemental forces that shape them, this iconic documentary—which takes its name from a Hopi word that means “life out of balance”—is a riveting examination of modern society’s growing dislocation from nature.


Sunday April 22, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Kaufmann Theater

4:30pm

Martha Redbone
A captivating singer-songwriter of Cherokee, Choctaw, European, and African-American descent whose music combines Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues, Martha Redbone and collaborator Aaron Whitby will perform a special Earth Day-themed set.

Participants
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Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone’s voice is at the vital heart of American roots music. She is celebrated for a sound that mixes the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky with the eclectic grit of her early years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Armed with the power of... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

4:45pm

Pilobolus: "The Umbrella Project"
This extraordinary modern dance company is characterized by the qualities of its namesake fungus: adaptive, surprising, and revealing of beauty in unexpected places. Join in the dance with “The Umbrella Project,” an audience participation piece beneath the blue whale that examines human behavior, illuminating through light and movement how individuals in groups interact and coexist.

Participants
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Pilobolus

Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality for 45 years, exploring the beauty and power of connected bodies. The company reaches beyond performance, creating storytelling through designed experiences that demonstrate how nonverbal communication can maximize group creativity. Pilobolus h... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Irma and Paul Milstein Family Hall of Ocean Life

5:00pm

Le Courlis Cendré: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Performed by Xintong Zang


French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A. RSVP for Taka Kigawa's evening performance here
Please RSVP for piano performances starting before 10 am or after 5:45 pm.

Participants
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Xintong Zang

Xintong Zang is a Chinese pianist who has performed throughout Asia, Europe, and the U.S. Her repertoire ranges from the Baroque period to the 21st century, including 12 concertos and thousands of solo works. Along with her interests in chamber music and performing new works, she is a graduate stu... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Hall of North American Forests

5:00pm

Simon Critchley: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Simon Critchley is a noted philosopher of politics, ethics, and aesthetics and the Hans Jonas Professor of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City leads philosophical bird walks through the halls with Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
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Simon Critchley

Simon Critchley is a professor at the New School for Social Research and moderator of “The Stone,” a philosophy column in The New York Times. His books include Very Little…Almost Nothing (1997), Infinitely Demanding (2007), The Book of Dead Philosophers (2009), The Faith of the Faithless (2012... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

5:30pm

Martha Redbone
A captivating singer-songwriter of Cherokee, Choctaw, European, and African-American descent whose music combines Native American elements with funk, Appalachian folk, and Piedmont blues, Martha Redbone and collaborator Aaron Whitby will perform a special Earth Day-themed set.

Participants
avatar for Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone’s voice is at the vital heart of American roots music. She is celebrated for a sound that mixes the folk and mountain blues sounds of her childhood in the Appalachian hills of Kentucky with the eclectic grit of her early years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn. Armed with the power of... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Bernard Family Hall of North American Mammals

6:00pm

Lynette Wallworth: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

This tour will begin with a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

Lynette Wallworth is an innovative filmmaker celebrated for her use of emerging technologies and explorations of the natural world and indigenous cultures in her native Australia.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
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Lynette Wallworth

Lynette Wallworth is an award-winning artist/filmmaker who has consistently worked with emerging media technologies. Her immersive installations and films reflect connections between people and the natural world. Among her best-known works are the interactive video Evolution of Fearlessness;the full-dome f... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

6:30pm

Taka Kigawa: Catalogue D'Oiseaux (Catalog of the Birds)
Taka Kigawa performs Books 1 & 7
6:30 - 7:30 pm

French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s exquisite work, comprising thirteen solo piano pieces, each named for a different bird, will be performed in its entirety throughout the day on the hour by a cast of pianists, with a culminating hour-long concert given by the acclaimed soloist Taka Kigawa at 6:30 pm. Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Museum ornithologist Paul Sweet will lead a discussion and Q&A.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.



Participants
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Taka Kigawa

Taka Kigawa is a critically acclaimed pianist who has earned international recognition as a concert soloist, recitalist, and chamber music artist. With a large and varied repertoire ranging from the Baroque to the avant-garde, Kigawa has collaborated closely with Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Hall of North American Forests

7:00pm

N. K. Jemisin: Guest Docent Tour
A diverse collection of dynamic artists and thinkers lead EarthFest audiences on personalized tours through their favorite ideas and galleries in the Museum.

All tours are one hour and embark from the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall. 

Each tour will culminate in a discussion with a Museum scientist in Cullman Hall of the Universe.

N.K. Jemisin is a Hugo Award-winning author of the Broken Earth trilogy whose speculative fiction often explores how climate and natural disasters shape dystopian futures rife with cultural conflict and political oppression.

RSVPs are now closed. For drop-in spaces, please check in 15 minutes prior to the start time at the Information Desk, Main Security, located on Central Park West at 79th Street, accessible via the driveway on either side of the main Museum steps.

Participants
avatar for N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin

N. K. Jemisin is a Hugo- and Locus-Award-winning Brooklyn author whose works have also been nominated for the World Fantasy Award and the Nebula. The final novel of her Broken Earth trilogy, The Stone Sky, was published in August 2017... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall