Sunday events

Sunday: Summer on the Hudson: Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza, 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring all-ages bands, kids’ activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, momentrepreneures, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun. Everyone is welcome at Pier I in Riverside Park South, Manhattan. Frieze New York, till May 17, this extensive international art fair features contemporary painting, performances and photography from more than 1,000 different artists and 190 galleries from around the world. The fair commissions site-specific artworks and audio compositions for the grounds in addition to scheduling panel discussions and lectures from leading artists, art theorists and critics. It all happens inside a bespoke serpentine white tent on Randall’s Island. Harlem Eat Up, May 14–17, Daniel Boulud, Carla Hall, Jonathan Waxman and Jose Garces are just a few of the celebrity chefs who will come together to celebrate all things Harlem at this lively four-day festival. Ticketed events include “Dine in Harlem” meals at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, Ginny’s Supper Club,The Cecil and other notable neighborhood spots, though there will be a few free-admission things too, like “The Avenue at the Stroll,” during which artisans and chefs will sell specialty foods and perform culinary demos. All proceeds benefit Harlem Park to Park and Citymeals-on-Wheels. Many venues http://harlemeatup.com/. The NYC-based Kairos Italy Theater brings a range of drama, comedy, and dance performances from Italy to all five boroughs. The festival, curated in keeping with KIT’s mission of fostering cultural exchange between Italy and the U.S., features eight acclaimed shows that tackle themes both contemporary and timeless. Cingomma, for instance, is a comic monologue that looks at the reverse journey of immigrants returning to their roots. Ninetta and the others takes on the use of sexual violence during World War II, while Webulli explores the wages of cyber-bullying. Several of the productions have toured extensively and won awards overseas; together, they reveal a rich and multifaceted Italian theater scene and represent several regions of the country. All shows will be presented with English supertitles and are accompanied by readings of Italian works in translation, workshops, and lectures,  Kit Kairos Italy Theatre, 60 E 8th Street New York. In Scena Italian Theater Festival, 6:00 p.m. daily until May 20, Kit Kairos Italy Theatre, 60 E 8th Street, #12B New York, NY, $50-$75. Craft Room, get creative with a variety of Jewish themed crafts to choose from, Jewish Children Museum, 792 Eastern Parkway, http://www.jcm.museum, Sundays – Thursdays, Noon–5 pm until Thursday, May 28, free with museum admission. “Chain Reaction” Brooklyn College MFA thesis exhibit, including painting, sculpture, photography, digital media, installation, and performance at the Signal Gallery,  260 Johnson Ave. between Bushwick Place and White Street, https://www.facebook.com/events/767054446725776,  Weekdays, 2–6 pm, Saturdays and Sundays, 1–6 pm until Sunday, May 17, free. “Personal Correspondents: Photography and Letter Writing in Civil War Brooklyn” BHS’s photography and correspondence collection reveals the personal stories of Brooklyn soldiers and their families during the American Civil War, uncovering tales that are often moving, light-hearted, and tragic at the same time at the Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St. at Clinton Street, http://www.brooklynhistory.org, Wednesdays – Saturdays, Noon– 5 pm, $10.

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