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Art from "Compound," a large scale Cambodian art installation at Brookfield Place. Credit: Art from "Compound," a large scale Cambodian art installation at Brookfield Place.

‘Compound’: Large-scale Cambodian art installation
As part of the citywide Season of Cambodia: A Living Arts Festival — which will celebrate Cambodia’s arts, culture and humanities throughout April and May — Brookfield Place will feature “Compound,” a large-scale installation made of bamboo and rattan that is a commentary on the recent construction boom and depletion of natural resources in the Cambodian capital of Phom Penh. The installation will be on view through April 18. (Opens Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., FREE, Brookfield Place, 220 Vesey St.,

Author Event

Caroline Kennedy
Caroline Kennedy is spouting poetry yet again in her newest anthology, “Poems To Learn By Heart.” She’ll be signing copies at Barnes & Noble Union Square Tuesday. A companion to her New York Times bestseller “A Family of Poems,” this book features more than one hundred poems divided into sections about nature, sports, monsters and fairies, and friendship and family, each featuring an introduction by Kennedy reflecting on her famous family's love of poetry. (Tuesday, 7 p.m., FREE, Barnes & Noble Union Square, 33 E. 17th St., 212-253-0810,


Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’
If you're a classical music fan, or just want to escape the noise of the city with a calming musical interlude, come hear acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein present her take on Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” at this lunchtime concert. This will be Dinnerstein’s first time performing the complete piece in New York since 2009. The event is free, but be sure to reserve a seat online. (Thursday, noon, FREE, Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charlton St.,


Curator Tour: ‘Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery’
This Thursday, join guest curator Dr. Leslie King-Hammond for a FREE tour of “Ashe to Amen: African Americans and Biblical Imagery” at the Museum of Biblical Art. King-Hammond will discuss how African-American artists used inspiration from biblical figures and allegories to create works of art that reflected on their lives and experiences at the turn of the 20th century. (Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., FREE, Museum of Biblical Art, 1865 Broadway,


Game of Thrones Traveling Exhibition
Enter the world of Westeros in this immersive traveling exhibit that focuses on key characters from five of the noble houses in HBO’s hit show “Game of Thrones,” and includes more than 70 original artifacts — such as costumes, props, armor and weapons — from Seasons 1 and 2, as well as select pieces from the new season. The Backwater Bay Interactive Experience places you amid the action of the battle and you can snap photos on the Iron Throne. (Opens Thursday through April 3, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Easter Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., FREE, 3 W. 57th St.,


Annual NanoDays Event
It's probably safe to assume that you know more about the iPod Nano than you do nanoscience, so here's your chance to get some schooling. Stop by the SonyWonder Technology Lab with the family to discover the properties, structures, materials and scale of the world of nanoscience through hands-on experiments and exhibits as part of the Annual NanoDays Event. (Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., FREE, Sony Wonder Technology Lab, 550 Madison Ave., 212-833-8100,


Nordic Outbreak

This exhibit by established and emerging contemporary Nordic artists showcases more than 30 moving image artworks on view as large projections and on screens in public spaces; on the Nordic Outbreak website; and at partnering arts, cultural and architectural centers. Most of the events, which run from Sunday through April 6, are FREE and open to the public. (Begins Sunday, various times & locations, FREE,

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