Tuesday, April 3, 2018
The Onassis Cultural Center sponsors Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes at EarthFest at the American Museum of Natural History NYC Sunday, April 22, 9am – 8pm
Birds in books, birds in song, birds in flight all day long. Celebrate Earth Day with us for the opening of — Birds: A Festival Inspired by Aristophanes
EarthFest at the American Museum of Natural History
An Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 22, 9am – 8pm
FREE with museum admission; registration recommended for some programs
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West and 79th Street
New York, NY
In a daylong celebration for all ages, revel in the splendor of birds with concerts, philosophical bird walks, arts and crafts, and children’s literature..
The specially created Bird Zone offers drop-in family programs and music from French composer and ornithologist Olivier Messiaen’s Catalogue of Birds, played in live excerpts by various solo pianists throughout the day in the Hall of North American Forests.
In the evening, solo pianist Taka Kigawa performs select movements from Messiaen’s 13-part composition, which evoke specific bird songs.
Following the concert, philosopher Simon Critchley and Paul Sweet, the museum’s beloved ornithologist, will discuss the philosophical implications of flight.