Today In Events: The Met Unveils Theme For its Next Costume Exhibit and Gala, President Trump Agrees to Take Part in NYC Veteran's Day Parade, WeWork Presses the Pause Button on Events
1. THE MET UNVEILS THEME FOR ITS NEXT COSTUME EXHIBIT AND GALA: The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute has revealed the theme for its next exhibition, which of course will be kicked off by the Met Gala on May 4, 2020. The “About Time: Fashion and Duration" exhibition is partly inspired by the novels of Virginia Woolf and the theories of early-20th-century French philosopher Henri Bergson. New York Times: "The show is conceived to trace a traditional chronological timeline between 1870 and now, represented by a 'spine' of clothes all in black, and to depart from it in all sorts of complicated, colorful, connective ways to show how garments of the past and present influence one another, kind of the way Woolf’s 'Orlando' moves between centuries. The result may be the most conceptually abstract blockbuster the Costume Institute has attempted. The show, which opens on May 7, will feature 160 pieces of women’s fashion from the last 150 years, and beyond."
2. PRESIDENT TRUMP AGREES TO TAKE PART IN NYC’S VETERAN’S DAY PARADE: President Donald Trump will speak at the opening ceremony during Monday’s 100th New York City Veteran’s Day Parade. He is expected to offer up a tribute to veterans. Presidents always have been invited to the event, but United War Veterans council chairman Douglas McGowan said he believes Trump is the first one to accept. Associated Press: “More than 25,000 parade participants, including veterans, active-duty military personnel, and their supporters, are expected to march along Fifth Avenue during this year’s event. In addition to speaking at the kickoff, Trump will lay a wreath at the Eternal Light memorial in Madison Square Park, White House spokesman Judd Deere said... The announcement came just days after Trump said he has officially changed his residency from New York to Florida, where he owns several properties, including the Mar-a-Lago club, where he spends many winter weekends.”
3. WEWORK PRESSES THE PAUSE BUTTON ON EVENTS: In the wake of a tumultuous two months for WeWork—when the company’s valuation nosedived and C.E.O. Adam Neumann got the boot—the co-working space giant has stopped planning some annual events, including its Rock the Boat party, where musicians generally delivered surprise performances. The next iteration was slated to be in Miami this month. Business Insider: “Since 2016, the company has been throwing a series of boat parties in different cities across North America. The events, dubbed Rock the Boat, are open to members and the public and have been headlined by the likes of Fat Joe and Fetty Wap... WeWork’s decision to abruptly cancel ticket sales for its Miami event comes as the company looks to cut costs, salvage its reputation, and focus on core operations."