EDGE@Night

AMNH Presents: Secret Life of Scientists Live!

May 24, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Meet an all-star cast of scientists who have secrets to share. Explore the frontiers of psychology, biology, and nanotechnology, and discover a side to scientists you've never seen before-passion for ping-pong, expeditionary gastronomy, even circus arts! This fast-paced evening will weave together live interviews and an audience Q&A, peppered with short films from NOVA's The Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers and the Museum's Shelf Life series. Hosted by Faith Salie of NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!," the program features Museum curators Melanie Stiassny, an ichthyologist, and Mark Siddall, a parasitologist, as well as experimental psychologist Steven Pinker, nanotech researcher Rich Robinson, and experimental neuropsychologist Jessica Cail.


THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY PRESENTS: CROCS: ANCIENT PREDATORS IN A MODERN WORLD

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192

May 28, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World is a new exhibition exploring the complex lives of crocodilians-the group including crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials-their evolutionary history, biology, behavior, and precarious relationships with human societies. Photo Credit ©JoeMcDonald.


American Museum of Natural History Presents: SciCafe: Explore21: Cuba

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192

June 1, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean and home to an astonishingly diverse and unique set of animals and plants. Join Museum scientists Ana Porzecanski, Natalia Rossi, and Angelo Soto-Centeno for a lively discussion about their recent expedition to Cuba and the new avenues for scientific collaboration on the island.

Doors open at 6:30 pm
Program begins at 7 pm
Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis
Free with cash bar
21+ with ID
Enter at 77th Street


American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Theodore Roosevelt Concert Series

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

June 5, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

June 5, 12, 19, and 26.
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America's breathtaking natural landscapes. Behold majestic views of several national parks through the lens of our signature dioramas, and recreate what you see in sketches and modeling clay with guidance from Museum artists.


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY PRESENTS: ONE STEP BEYOND

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Milstein Hall of Ocean Life

June 10, 2016 @ 9:00 PM

The American Museum of Natural History closes the ninth season of One Step Beyond with DJ sets by DâM-FunK, Waajeed, and Shawn Dub. The event will take place in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life on Friday, June 10. At this last event of the season, guests will dance underneath the Museum's iconic blue whale to the sounds of the biggest names in techno, electronica, hip-hop, and indie rock. The 94-foot-long, 21,000-pound fiberglass model of a female blue whale is a Museum treasure.


$25/$30 at door


American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Theodore Roosevelt Concert Series

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

June 12, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

June 5, 12, 19, and 26.
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America's breathtaking natural landscapes. Behold majestic views of several national parks through the lens of our signature dioramas, and recreate what you see in sketches and modeling clay with guidance from Museum artists.


American Museum of Natural History Presents: Frontiers Lecture: Coloring the Universe

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Hayden Planetarium Space Theater

June 13, 2016 @ 7:30 PM

The data collected using giant telescopes is meant for scientific research, but it can also be presented as images of incredible beauty. University of Alaska astrophysicist Travis Rector will explain how researchers create images that are both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically useful, while Carter Emmart, director of astrovisualization at AMNH will project examples of this stunning imagery in full-dome.


$15 ($13.50 seniors, students), $12 Members


American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Theodore Roosevelt Concert Series

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

June 19, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

June 5, 12, 19, and 26.
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America's breathtaking natural landscapes. Behold majestic views of several national parks through the lens of our signature dioramas, and recreate what you see in sketches and modeling clay with guidance from Museum artists.


American Museum of Natural History Presents: A Special Screening of National Parks Adventure in 3D

Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192 Samuel J. and Ethel LeFrak Theater (Enter at 77th Street)

June 23, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Soar over red rock canyons, hurtle down steep mountain peaks, and explore otherworldly realms found in our country's most legendary spaces. Narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Robert Redford, this film takes you on the ultimate off-trail adventure into the untamed wilderness of America's national parks. A discussion with the filmmaker Shaun MacGillivary will follow the screening.

$25, $20 Members


Pride E-Book Giveaway in Honor of Gay Mentors

Online at Amazon

June 25, 2016 @ 12:00 AM

In celebration of gay pride weekend in San Francisco, Newsworthy Books is making the new book GROWING UP TWICE: SHAPING A FUTURE BY RELIVING MY PAST available free on the Kindle store.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
A fortysomething gay man's reflection on mentoring a troubled Latino youth spurs the reliving of his own painful coming out in the 1970's.

Reviews:
". . .beautiful. . .hard to walk away from" - Kirkus Reviews

". . .raw, honest, inspirational. . .powerful and heartfelt" - Clarion Reviews


American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Theodore Roosevelt Concert Series

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall

June 26, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

June 5, 12, 19, and 26.
The Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall comes to life with weekly performances and hands-on activities inspired by America's breathtaking natural landscapes. Behold majestic views of several national parks through the lens of our signature dioramas, and recreate what you see in sketches and modeling clay with guidance from Museum artists.


American Museum of Natural History Presents: Astronomy Live: Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Hayden Planetarium Space Theater

June 28, 2016 @ 7:00 PM

Are we alone in the cosmos? What happened in the early universe? What are dark matter and dark energy? The universe holds many secrets-some of which scientists may be on the verge of uncovering, and others that may remain hidden for a long time to come. Astrophysicists Jackie Faherty and Jana Grcevich of the American Museum of Natural History explore some of the most important unsolved mysteries of astronomy and cosmology, and how scientists seek to solve them.


American Museum of Natural History Presents: The Naturalist

American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street New York, NY 10024-5192, Linder Theater

June 29, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

Smithsonian Museum of Natural History biologist Darrin Lunde presents the surprising story of our "Conservation President" Theodore Roosevelt and how his lifelong passion for the natural world set the stage for America's wildlife conservation movement. Drawing on Roosevelt's diaries and expedition journals along with his own experience as a naturalist, Lunde will discuss Roosevelt's life and legacy as a champion of scientific inquiry and wilderness.