Obama to Visit UM

Barack Obama will be visiting the campus on Friday.

I'm going to miss it, because I will be in New York. On Friday I'll be at Fordham Law for a seminar; on Monday I'll be at Brooklyn Law giving a paper. Over the weekend, TKTS willing, I hope to catch a play. Suggestions for other cultural highlights welcomed.

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6 Responses to Obama to Visit UM

  1. matt says:

    If you like museums and don’t have lots of time I strongly recommend the Neue Galerie. It’s a museum dedicated to Austrian and German art, mostly from the late 19th century to the early 1930’s. They have a great collection of Klimt and Schiele works, Bauhaus furniture and design materials, and so on. The cafe is wonderful (though there is often a line) and has the best apple strudel that I’ve ever had. It’s large enough to be worth the price but small enough that you can fully enjoy each piece. It’s on the corner of 5th Ave (the east side of Central Park) and 86th so a nice walk in the park possible, too. Their web page is here: http://www.neuegalerie.org/

    I recommend it very highly.

  2. Randy Paul says:

    The Museum of the American Indian (part of the Smithsonian) in the old Customs House not far from Wall Street (the Whitehall stop on the R or N train). Also, Governor’s Island may still be open. It’s a free boat trip and has spectacular views of lower Manhattan, Brookyn and the Harbor.

  3. Orin Kerr says:

    Chris Potter is playing at the Village Vanguard: He is terrific, especially live, and especially at the Vanguard.

  4. Michael says:

    You know, I am perfectly happy, totally content, to go to the theater alone, but going to a place like the Village Vanguard on my own doesn’t tend to produce happiness. Undoubtedly irrational, but there it is.

  5. Matt says:

    So, what did you end up doing with the rest of the weekend?

  6. michael says:

    Saw great people from various points in my past — and a very uneven play, “Boeing-Boeing”. Great — really great — performance by Mark Rylance, but the rest of the cast was either ridiculously over-acting, or in one case (Bradley Whitford) phoning it in. And then there’s Christine Baranski, who was a little wooden at times, but who might have been acting that way on purpose given the character.

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