We'll visit at least two exhibitions at the Whitney (pay what you wish): "American Legends from Calder to O'Keefe," and "Edward Steichen in the 1920s and 1930s." (Steichen was probably the greatest photographer ever.) Then we'll walk to the nearby Asia Society (free) to see these exhibits: "Tales of Wonder," ancient artwork about the fantastic legends of India; "Golden Visions of Densatil," eight glittering, multi-tiered structures elaborately decorated with Buddhist imagery; and "Transgressions," a modern Indian artist's multimedia installation--a mesmerizing projection of colors and shadows. As an added treat, we'll watch Buddhist monks meticulously create a giant mandala using colored sand--which will be discarded after they're done. (Live in the moment!)Around 9 PM, we'll go for an optional dinner at a nearby Burmese restaurant. We'll eat family style (no exceptions), sharing the dishes and the cost (see menu below).
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DETAILS SO YOU'RE PROPERLY PREPARED:
COST: Pay what you wish at the Whitney and free at the Asia Society. Please add $1 for me, in part to cover Meetup's organizer fee. The family-style dinner will probably cost about $23 per person, including tax and tip.
OPTIONAL DINNER: We will share the dishes listed below. TO SIMPLIFY THE BILL, THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE ORDERING AND NO DRINKS (EXCEPT TEA AND WATER, OF COURSE.
Spring Ginger Salad
Mingala Noodles with in Shan red Sauce
Country Chicken with vegetables in peanut chili sauce
Prawns with Eggplant in tamarind sauce.
Thousand-layer Pancake stuffed with ground beef & potato in curry sauce.
TRANSPORTATION: Go to hopstop.com, tripplanner.mta.info, or both (since they're occasionally inaccurate).
WAITING LIST: Please be patient. If you're in the top 25 on the list (shown below the main list on the right side of this page) you can come. The waiting list almost always melts away by the time of the walk, since many people cancel, especially in the last few hours.
RSVPs: No need to let me know if you can't make it. But please change your RSVP!