Earth Day 2018 from 17th Street to 47th Street on Broadway

 

 

Earth Day 2018. Image via nyc.gov

The 3rd Annual Car-Free Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 3pm, from Broadway between 17th and 47th Streets.

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‘Adventurous Colors’ on View at Historic Kaufman Arcade

 

 

 

The Historic Kaufman Arcade, 132 West 36th Street

The Garment District Alliance unveiled the art exhibit, Adventurous Colors by the artist, Cecile Brunswick, on the polished marble walls of the historic Kaufman Arcade this month.

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Arts Brookfield ~ ioNATURE: Wheat Field

 

 

A new Arts Brookfield installation on West 33rd Street fills a street-level window with an interactive wheat field entitled ioNATURE: Wheat Field.

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Arts Brookfield brings Human Nature to the Grace Building

 

 

 

W.R. Grace Bldg – Human Nature April 2018

Arts Brookfield unveiled a new exhibition at the Grace Building this week. The installation, Human Nature, is a group show with 8 artists presenting 7 pieces inspired by ~ nature.

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Get Ready for Jane’s Walk 2018

 

 

We can’t wait for the annual Jane’s Walk Tours.  Many of this years Tours are theme-based on current events and interests, like rising sea levels and privately owned public spaces. Save the Dates ~ May 4-6 for The Municipal Art Society of New York Tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs.

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B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees to Grow in City Hall Park

 

 

 

The artist, B. Wurtz

City Hall Park will be the recipient of five new sculptures presented by Public Art Fund, in the exhibition, B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees at City Hall Park this summer.

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Tauba Auerback: Flow Separation coming to New York Harbor

 

 

 

The 1930s-era, John J. Harvey Fireboat has had a lengthy history, including pumping water to firefighters at the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks.  The Public Art Fund exhibition, Tauba Auerback: Flow Separation will create a new look in World War I-era camouflage, just in time for the 100th Anniversary year of the end of World War 1.

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Public Art Fund Brings a Hot Dog Bus to DUMBO!

 

 

 

Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus. Image via Public Art Fund

We can’t wait for Public Art Fund’s next ~ Installation.  Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus will pull into Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 9th!

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Dream Street Park ~ East Harlem

 

 

 

Who wouldn’t want to live on ~ Dream Street.  Well, in this case, we’re on 124th Street between Second and Third Avenues ~ and the dreamy mural is a depiction of a multi-cultural city painted by local children, most of them homeless.

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Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the new documentary One October

 

 

Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Theatrical Debut of One October.  This powerful new documentary, directed by Rachel Shuman, with executive producer, Edward Norton, will open on May 11 as part of the programming celebration marking its milestone in Harlem.

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The Shed in Hudson Yards

 

 

 

The Shed Image via dsrny.com

With great anticipation, artists and art patrons look forward to the opening of The Shed, New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture, and expected to open in the Spring of 2019.

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A Prelude to The Shed


A preview of what The Shed will have to offer is on view across the street from where The Shed is currently under construction. Prelude to The Shed is a free two-week sneak-peek that will run from May 1-13 and will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in one flexible space. We were there when the doors opened on May 1st. Here are a few photos.

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents ‘Sancho: an Act of Remembrance’ at The National Black Theatre

 

 

 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Pemberley Productions and The National Black Theatre present Sancho: An Act of Remembrance.

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It’s Time for MoCCA Arts Festival 2018

 

 

 

The MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Arts Festival is a two-day, multimedia event with 400 exhibiting artists displaying work in comics, cartoon and animation ~ along with workshops, lectures and film screenings. It is Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival and draws over 7,000 attendees each year.

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‘Around Us’ Opens at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Around Us, a group exhibition to open at Kate Oh Gallery on April 4th.  Curated by contemporary Tibetan artist, Pema Rinzin, the exhibition will feature the works of 26 artists.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

 

 

 

Doris Freedman Plaza 3-6-18 Wind Sculpture

As if blowing in the wind, the art installation, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) I is the new installation beautifying the Doris C. Freedman Plaza via Public Art fund. If you haven’t been to see this graceful new sculpture, you have time. It will be on view to mid October, 2018.  And below are a few photo’s from the unveiling on March 6th.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem announces inHarlem Spring/Summer 2018 Exhibitions

 

 

 

Continuing with The Studio Museum in Harlem ~ outside the walls, inHarlem announced its next two projects in and around the community, in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Adam Pendleton at Lever House, Park Avenue

 

 

 

Lever House presents ~ Adam Pendleton: what a day was this, works grouped together from his OK DADA OK BLACK DADA OK and System of Display series, along with two multi-paneled silkscreen ink on Mylar works.

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Annual Fifth Avenue Easter Stroll, 2018 NYC

 

 

 

Taking a stroll down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday has been a New York City tradition since the 1870s. The annual event begins at 49th Street and runs to 57th Street, with a concentration of spectacular hats in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Check out some of the people and hats we saw on our stroll along Fifth Avenue this Easter.

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Creating a Park as a Tribute to the Memory of the Historic Downtown Area known as Little Syria

 

 

 

Images to be used in Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza by artist, Sara Ouhaddou for Percent for Art

Last year, the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, through its Percent for Art Program, issued a call for artists to submit plans for artwork that would recognize and honor the history of the downtown neighborhood known as Little Syria. The winner, French-Moroccan-artist, Sara Ouhaddou, was announced and moving forward with her installations, she has given us a glimpse of what will grace Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, using Arabic calligraphy in asphalt and stone.

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Get Ready for the Annual Fifth Avenue Easter Parade!

 

 

 

Grab your Honey & your Hat.  It’s that time of the year ~ The Fifth Avenue Easter Parade will be held this Sunday, April 1st.

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Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II at ICP

 

 

 

A dear woman, a friend, recently passed away.  In her 90s, she was an inspiration to all who knew her ~ looking quite dapper, out doing errands every day, no matter the weather, and with a memory rivaling all those still in mid-life.  It was at her 49 Day Funeral Ceremony at The New York Buddhist Church, that we learned how, in the 1940s, she and her husband fled to New York, to avoid being sent to internment camps, along with so many other Japanese-Americans ~ even though they were in the United States Quite legally.

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The Photography Show (AIPAD) ~ Pier 94

 

 

The 38th edition of The Photography Show (AIPAD) 2018 will present more than 120 exhibitors from around the world on Pier 94 from April 5-8, with Vernissage on April 4.

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Fire on Film Set in Storied St. Nick’s Pub

 

 

 

A fire broke out in the cellar of the building that once was the home to St. Nick’s Pub.  The club, which has been closed since 2011, was being used as a film location for the Edward Norton film, “Motherless Brooklyn based on a novel by Jonathan Lethem.

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Street Lab ~ Uni Project Pop-Ups

 

 

 

Street Lab, the Uni Project ~ Image via Uni Project

Street Lab ~ The Uni Project is a nonprofit that provides programming in parks, plazas, and other public spaces all around New York City.  You might remember seeing them at The Plaza ~ Uptown Grand Central in East Harlem.

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Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

 

 

 

“Marching On: The Politics of Performance” by Bryony Roberts, Mabel O. Wilson, and the Marching Cobras of New York. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2017. Image by Bryony Roberts.

The exhibition, Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture explores the legacy of marching and organized forms of performance within the African-American community, as “agents of cultural and political expression, celebrating collective identities and asserting rights to public space and visibility.”

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Harlem Perspectives ~ Faction Art Projects @ Gallery 8 in Harlem

 

 

Renee Cox, The Signing, 2017. Image via Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects, the British-based gallery that opened its doors in a 4,000 square-foot space in the historic Strivers Row area of Harlem, presents the exhibit ‘Harlem Perspectives.’

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Banksy Painting the Town ~ Today, The Bowery Wall

 

 

 

Image via Banksy on Instagram

The illusive, renowned street artist, Banksy has been painting the town. Yesterday, West 14th Street ~ today, The Bowery Wall.

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Phyllida Barlow prop ~ Coming to the High Line in April

 

 

Photo: Installation view, Phyllida Barlow, folly, British Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017. Photo: Ruth Clark. © British Council. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The first artwork ever to be presented on the Northern Spur Preserve of The High Line, will be by the British artist Phyllida Barlow, and will be installed next month.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect at Bronx Museum

 

 

Installation View, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect, 2017. Photo credit Stefan Hagan via Bronx Museum

Over 100 artworks, including rarely seen materials, are on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in the exhibit, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect.

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GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to See from March 15 – 31

 

 

The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village ~ Celebrating 100 Years

Leaving Women’s History Month, Here are a few suggestions from GothemToGo for arts and entertainment from March 15 to 31st.

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Being: New Photography 2018 ~ MoMA

 

 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opens its doors to the 2018 New Photography exhibition series. This year’s edition is entitled, Being – and asks how photography can capture what it means to be human.

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Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem

 

 

Thrive Collective, has a new home in Harlem.  With special thanks to Clorox, Community Connections for Youth, and the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, the arts organization opened its doors on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service, February 27, 2018. Continue reading “Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem”

MTA Arts & Design + Jackie Battenfield = A Beautiful New Installation

 

 

Image via Jackie Battenfield

The Avenue P on the F Train in Brooklyn can look forward to a new MTA Arts & Design installation coming soon.  The 28 new laminated glass panels, created by artist Jackie Battenfield, will grace the stairways on the ground platform. The first 7 panels are ready for installation now.

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Honoring the 2018 Grassroots Preservation Awards Winners

 

 

 

Each year, the Historic Districts Council celebrates community preservationists with its Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards. The awards are given to individuals and groups dedicated to working in public service and online to bring attention and resources to saving the “heart and souls of New York City.”

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‘So Close: Love & Hate’ Returns to Joe’s Pub

 

 

Photo credit: Public Theatre

Joe’s Pub will welcome back Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan born artist, Migguel Anggelo in the ubiquitous story of immigration, So Close: Love & Hate, for two performances.

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Who will be the Winners of the 2018 GANYC Apple Awards!

 

The 4th Annual GANYC Apple Awards (The Guides Association of New York City) will take place on March 12th, with an exciting list of nominees.

…….And the Winners are ~

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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ inHarlem in March

 

 

Continuing with a Museum outside the Walls, inHarlem presents, Studio Salon: The Wall of Respect with Romi Crawford + more going on inHarlem in March.

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Are You Smarter Than a 6th Grader?

 

 

Grab a drink, and choose your own adventure at any of the several stations of experts set up around the bar. Each expert has a 10 minute speed-lesson, so you can get the basics ~ or go deep.  This week’s adventurous theme is titled, Pregame Your Brain: Are You Smarter Than a 6th Grader?

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She’s Not Your Mother’s Barbie!

 

 

Image via Mattel

This has been an impressive year for Women, and Mattel’s Barbie agrees.  During Women’s History Month, and ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Mattel unveiled 17 new Barbies.

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Get Ready for The Tribeca Art+Culture Tour ~ March 14th

 

 

Image via Tribeca Art+Culture Night

Get ready for the Tribeca Art+Culture Night, Wednesday, March 14.  This year, TacNight will feature 100 artists ~ Painters, Dancers, Writers, Musicians, Performance Artists, Photographers and more…..

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Get Ready for 2018 St. Patrick’s Day in NYC!

 

 

 

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 17th from 11am to 5pm. But the Celebration starts early ~ here are a few suggestions.

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Beyond the Centerline ~ Vote’s Are In! And The Winners Are…..

 

 

Fisher Brothers competition ~ Beyond the Centerline

The 17 finalists for Beyond the Centerline have been on view in the lobby of 55 West 52nd Street and online for the public to review and vote for a new and exciting Park Avenue design.  Here are the winners from the jury, and the popular vote in the Fisher Brothers competition.

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New Work @ Gavin Brown’s enterprise ~ Harlem

 

Objects as Friends ~ Artists, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys at Gavin Brown’s enterprise

After an installation of Elizabeth Peyton drawings in a room at the Hotel Chelsea in 1993, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened on Broome Street in 1994.  Many years, and several moves later, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened its doors in a historic former brewery building in Harlem, with three floors of exhibition space.  Below, three new exhibits opened on March 4.

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Disney Donates $1 Million to Youth STEM Program in Harlem + Other Cities

 

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Marvel Studios’ Black Panther success has inspired The Walt Disney Company to expand STEM centers around the Country ~ and Harlem’s Boys & Girls Club is a recipient.  Here’s what ComingSoon.net had to say…….

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QUEENIE: Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection

 

 

Sculpture by Alessandra Exposito. Image via Hunter East Harlem Gallery

QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection opened on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery.

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ECLIPSE: Out From The Shadows @ Allouche Gallery

 

 

As the moon passed in front of the sun, creating a black orb for all who watched, artist Jessica Lichtenstein layed down a parallel from folklore, with the moon (as feminine), obstructing the sun (masculine)  ~  simulating a women’s movement.  And so began a new body of work entitled, ECLIPSE: Out From The Shadows, on view at Allouche Gallery.

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Buy Local East Harlem Meet & Greet ~ March 6th

 

 

Sprinkle Splash ~ one of the many local businesses in La Marqueta

Buy Local East Harlem Meet & Greet is a chance to create sustainable relationships between local merchants and local companies & institutions in East Harlem.  Come and meet your neighbors ~ the owners of local businesses ~ the people who make the community unique, and the people who call East Harlem ~ Home.

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Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond at Taller Boricua Gallery, East Harlem

 

 



Moving into Women’s History Month, Taller Boricua Gallery invited 25 women artists to create art about present conditions of ‘Disillusionment.’  “Addressing issues of deception, falseness, unfaithfulness, betrayal and treachery ~ with reference to wearing, inhabiting, being veiled, clothed, draped, revealed, exposed or wrapped in disillusion” and they created the exhibit, Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond.

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