New York is My Campus


(Courtesy of The Fordham Ram Archives)


By The Culture Editors

(Courtesy of The Fordham Ram Archives)
(Courtesy of The Fordham Ram Archives)

Kerry James Marshall’s Mastry
Through Jan. 29
Met Breuer, 945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021
The Met Breuer, an offshoot of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, features the largest retrospective of artist Kerry James Marshall’s work thus far. Through 80 pieces of art, Mastry chronicles the African American experience, countering the stereotypical depictions of black people. Stop by before it is too late to take in what The Guardian called “a stone-cold stunner.”

Brooklyn Flea + Smorgaburg Winter Market
Through March 2017, Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY 11243
The winter weather cannot stop 25 fan favorites from Smorgasburg and 75 vintage flea vendors from giving the people what they want: the best of weekend shopping and snacking in one place. Last year’s festivities have moved from Industry City to Skylight One Hanson, a historic Fort Greene space with a mosaic-tiled ceiling 63-feet above shoppers’ heads. Entry is $1 for this indoor market experience.

NYC Restaurant Week
Through Feb. 10
Participating restaurants
The city’s semiannual celebration of fine dining at a cheaper price is back and better than ever. Grab some friends and an empty stomach to enjoy a three-course prix-fixe menu at hundreds of participating restaurants. Make sure to check out OpenTable, the program’s reservation sponsor, to snag a table and skip the lines.

Central Park’s Winter Jam
Jan. 28, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Central Park Bandshell, enter at 72nd St and Central Park West
Despite the lack of snow, Central Park’s Winter Jam returns to the bandshell this Saturday. New Yorkers and tourists alike can play flag football and arctic golf or watch live ice sculpting and sip on a hot beverage from the event’s warming hut. This free festival is sure to provide outdoor fun.

International Tribute to Elie Wiesel: A Community Night of Reading
Jan. 29, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Join a night of reading with community leaders and performers at the Museum of Jewish Heritage this Sunday. The event honors the late Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel and his prolific book, “Night.” The event is free of charge, but tickets must be pre-requested through the museum’s website. If they sell out, there is a live stream available online.