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A Fight to Preserve ~ Coogan’s in Washington Heights

 

 

photo credit: @hecisdead via The Uptown Collective

The 32 year-old, popular restaurant and bar, Coogan’s in Washington Heights was on the road to closing because of a rent increase. A petition quickly went up to save the beloved establishment, and 15,000 signatures were gathered.  Shortly thereafter, Manhattan Times tweeted out the good news! A new lease was agreed upon, and Coogan’s will remain open.

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Kate Oh Gallery Presents ~ Anima Mundi

 

Kate Oh Gallery kicks-off the New Year with the two-person exhibit, Anima Mundi by internationally renowned artists Celia Gerard and Emily Auchincloss ~ both of these artists were part of the gallery’s inaugural group show entitled, All in One, which may have been a prologue for what the gallery has lined up for this New Year.

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The Wallach Art Gallery Presents ~ Arthur Mitchell: Harlem’s Ballet Trailblazer

 

 

Arthur Mitchell, founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem + former principal dancer of the New York City Ballet. Image via 92Y

Wallach Art Gallery is presenting the first major exhibition devoted to Arthur Mitchell, in celebration of his life and accomplishments. Opening ~ January 12th.

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Harlem Stage ~ 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season

 

 

Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. Photo: Eduardo Patino. All Images courtesy of Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage announced its 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season, featuring a range of music, film, spoken word, dance, and numerous Free Performances!

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Brooklyn Museum to Exhibit the Maezawa $110.5 Million ‘Basquiat’

Jean Michel-Basquiat, Untitled (1982). Courtesy of Sotheby’s New York. Image via news.artnet.com

“Billionaire Japanese collector Yusaku Maezawa has revealed that the Brooklyn Museum will be the first stop on a world tour of his blockbuster Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, which he bought for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s last spring. The work will be the subject of a show titled “One Basquiat,” which will run from January 26 to March 11.”

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One Year of Resistance @ The Untitled Space in Tribeca

 

 

Image via Artsy

One Year of Resistance ~ Group Show ~ will open on January 16th at The Untitled Space, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists “responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump.”

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elmuseo@ SVA: May Contain Moving Parts

 

 

Arnaldo Morales, “Long-liner No. 15,” 2015. Photo by Gregory R. Staley

The School of Visual Arts 2018 winter programming launches with its second iteration, “elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts,” an exhibition representing the coming together of two New York Institutions, El Museo del Barrio and the School of Visual Arts.

Save the Dates: Opening on January 13th, Opening Reception on January 18th, Arnaldo Morales activates his kinetic work + Q&A on January 25th, and all participating artists in a panel discussion on February 1st.

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Derrick Adams: Sanctuary at Museum of Arts & Design

 

 

Derrick Adams. Photo by Terrence Jennings, Courtesy of the Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts & Design + the artist, Derrick Adams will take a deep-dive into The Green Book, a guidebook for black Americans, published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.

Let’s take this ride.

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Marilyn Minter Has a 280-Foot Message ~ ME (let’s think about that)

 

 

Marilyn Minter’s video installation at Westfield World Trade Center. Image via thecut.com

Westfield World Trade Center and The Art Production Fund will unveil a digital art installation by the artist Marilyn Minter entitled I’m Not Much But I’m All I Think About on January 11th at Westfield’s underground concourse at the Oculus.

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East Harlem on 125th Street ~ East Harlem, a Work in Progress?

 

 

Image of East Harlem Media, Entertainment & Cultural Center via nycedc

125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past one year.  As per The Real Deal yesterday, the biggest project filed with the city last month is coming to East Harlem, courtesy of the Richman Group and the project scheduled for 201 East 125th Street. We thought this might be a good time to review what we know about projects coming to East Harlem this year, and we will update, as the year unfolds.

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The Future: A Year-Long Exploration at The Rubin Museum

 

 

Scenes from the Life of Padmasambhava; Tibet; 19th century; Pigments on cloth; Rubin Museum of Art; C2007.16.1 (HAR 81832 )

From February 23 to December 31, 2018, viewers will be invited to step into a world where past, present, and future exist all at once  ~  The Future: A Year-Long Exploration at The Rubin Museum.

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#BlackLivesMatter Co-Founder in Conversation at The Schomburg Center ~ January 16th

 

 

Patrisse Khan-Cullors of #BlackLivesMatter in conversation with Akiba Solomon on Tuesday and book signing on January 16 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Where Would CNN Go for Sunday Best: The Tradition of the Church Hat? Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop ~ Evetta Petty

 

 

When CNN decided to investigate the tradition of the Sunday Church Hat, we were not surprised that they ended up at Evetta Petty’s Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop, and couldn’t wait to share the CNN video with you.

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The Long Run ~ Celebrating Long + Prolific Careers @ MoMA

 

 

Installation view of The Long Run. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, November 11, 2017–November 4, 2018. © 2017 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Martin Seck

Artists who have created meaningful work, decade after decade, are celebrated in a year-long exhibit, The Long Run, at The Museum of Modern Art.  The exhibits 15 galleries include 130 works of art created since 1970, by artists who were no older than age 45 at the time each of these pieces were created.

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David Zwirner: 25 Years

 

Image: David Zwirner, 43 Green Street, New York, 2001 (during the exhibition Diana Thater: The sky is unfolding under you).

Celebrating 25 Years, the David Zwirner Gallery will throw open its doors on all of its galleries to present a special exhibition, highlighting the artists who have shaped the gallery’s program since its founding in 1993.

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Jefferson Market Library Celebrates 50 Years!

 

 

The Jefferson Market Library is celebrating 50 years of writing on the Reading Room walls, and in celebration of its 50th year, JML Manager, Frank Colierius and artist Mark John Smith have joined forces to create #JML50!

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Joshua Liner Gallery ~ Celebrating Tenth Anniversary

 

 

Tony Curanaj, Celebrate, 2017, Oil on Canvas

Joshua Liner Gallery will be kicking-off the New Year by celebrating its 10th Anniversary!  The group show, 10 Years, will feature 21 artists who have helped shape the Gallery’s “successful past, and introduces others who will help move the Gallery well into the next successful decade.”

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The Italian American Museum ~ Save the Date for Architectural Renderings and Model of Expansion

 

The Italian American Museum in Little Italy is kicking-off the New Year with a presentation of architectural renderings and a model for its anticipated expansion, given by Dr. Joseph V. Scelsa, Founder and President.

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Carole Teller’s Changing New York ~ A GVSHP Event @ The Salmagundi Club

 

 

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation will host Carole Teller’s Changing New York: A Close Up on the Photos and the Photographer on Thursday, January 25th from 6:30-8:00pm at The Salmagundi Club.

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You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s

 

 

Oracle/City of Los Angeles 1, no.5 (August 1967). Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the New York Public Library is launching an exploration of the most influential elements of culture from 1960-74, and how they carry forward today.

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A Retrospective of Photographer Lola Flash in 2018 @ Pen + Brush

 

 

Pen + Brush Inc. will kick-off the New Year with a retrospective of the work of photographer, Lola Flash, spanning more than three decades of her work in the New York City art scene.

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Ole Marius Joergensen ‘Space Travel Through Norway’ @ Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

 

 

Ole Marius Joergensen ‘Space Travel Through Norway’ Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Emmanuel Fremin Gallery will open its door for the New Year with an invitation to embark on a photographic road trip through the country of Norway through the lens of Norwegian photographer Ole Marius Joergensen.

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Emilie Stark-Menneg: The Breakers @ Allouche Gallery

 

Emilie Stark-Menneg, Barely Under, 2017

Get ready for an explosion of color and imagination, as Allouche Gallery kicks-off the New Year with the exhibit, Emilie Stark-Menneg: The Breakers.

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Black Borders: Portraits by Anthony Barboza at Keith De Lellis Gallery

 

Anthony Barboza, Debbie Allen ‘Dancer’, 1977

Keith De Lellis Gallery will be kicking-off the New Year with a solo exhibition entitled, Black Borders: Portraits by Anthony Barboza.

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Discover New York City Landmarks

 

While we wait for Landmark’s decision on the now calendared four buildings + a Historic District, check out the new interactive map, Discover NYC Landmarks, detailing information on nearly 34,000 historic buildings with the City’s 141 historic districts.

New York City Landmarks Conservancy is celebrating its 45th Anniversary. Here are a few of their accomplishments.

‘Selections’ to Open at Elizabeth Dee Gallery

 

 

Ronny Quevedo, The Main Event (Nomadic Structures), 2016, Screen print and blind embossment on paper, 26 x 39 inches

Harlem & The Bronx have something to say, and will share “their unique and diverse cultural voices” in their art, generating “a robust discourse” in the second edition of ‘Selections,’ an exhibition series curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah, presented by Elizabeth Dee Gallery.

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Fragmenticos ~ Opening at Gitler & __

 

Image courtesy of Gitler & __

It’s a new year. A time to look forward, and a time to look back. Kicking-off the new year, Gitler & __ will present a solo exhibition from Colombian-born artist, Esteban Ocampo-Giraldo, entitled Fragmenticos ~ a series of small-scale paintings depicting the artist’s fragmented memories of seemingly small moments from his youth.

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Studio Museum in Harlem ~ Last Look

 

 

Artist, Julie Mehretu ‘Entropia’

 

Taking a ‘Last Look‘ at Studio Museum in its current building before renovation on its new space, ‘Last Look‘ is a four-day celebration of art and artists taken from the Museum’s final exhibition season before taking the Museum beyond its walls.

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The Audubon Sculpture Project ~ Bringing Birds to Broadway!

 

On the Broadway Mall, at the entrance to the West Side Arts Coalition, at Broadway & 96th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for April, 2019.  The Project will Kick-Off with a Party on January 11th at The American Academy of Arts & Letters.  Here is a sneak-peek of what we might expect to see along the Broadway Malls from 67th Street to 168th Street.

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Looking Back ~ Looking Forward…. ZIP, with Saneun Hwang

 

The exhibit in its entirety. Image courtesy of the artist, Saneun Hwang

This past summer, we missed an interesting and thoughtful exhibit, Unicode, held in the SVA Flatiron Gallery on West 21st Street. The exhibit included installations, sculpture pieces, paintings and collage, with the basic theme of allowing data to be transported across different platforms, devices and applications as a ‘Unicode’ – an international standard that assigns numeric values to individual characters in any language or script. Better late than never, here are the highlights of the exhibit, in the hope that we will see more on this in the New Year.

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#MonumentalWomen ~ Coming to Central Park

 

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Woman Suffrage Movement Monument

The Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Statue Fund Inc. (The Statue Fund) is commissioning and endowing a monument in Central Park honoring Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, pioneers in the battle for Woman Suffrage and the movement for women’s rights, scheduled for installation in 2020.

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CITICIEN ~ 100 Puerto Rican Artists @ Taller Boricua Gallery in East Harlem

 

 

CITICIEN: El Barrio NYC, an exhibit featuring 100 artworks highlighting the historical and present-day impact of the Jones Act, will open at Taller Boricua Gallery on January 12, 2018.  (this was schedule to open on January 6, but has been postponed to January 12th due to weather)

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Black Comic Book Festival at The Schomburg Center ~ Registration now Open!

 

 

Image credit: Cheryl Lathan/Schomburg Center

Get ready for the 6th Annual Black Comic Book Festival, Friday and Saturday, January 12-13 at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Black Panther Star Florence Kasumba will be joining the lineup!

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#CityOfTomorrow Set for January 26 & 27 at 92Y

 

 

Now in its second year, City of Tomorrow at the 92Y will take place on January 26-27, bringing together innovators in the worlds of architecture, real estate and interior design for a two-day symposium. Check out more than 50 speakers and register now.

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Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1960-1975

 

 

March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom button, 1963. Image via archives.nyc

It’s no secret that the New York City Police Department conducted surveillance during the 1960s-70s.  Any and every individual or organization that challenged the administration was a focus. The surveillance records collected during that period of time are now on view, in the exhibit, Unlikely Historians: Materials Collected by NYPD Surveillance Teams, 1960-1975.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017. Image via Marlborough Gallery

Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season.

Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

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Life in a Shipping Container ~ a Williamsburg Home

 

 

 

All images via dezeen.com

A few years ago, Summer Streets placed a shipping container on Park Avenue near 42nd Street, and created a swimming pool and cabana area, enjoyed by the public.  Over the years, we’ve seen several creative uses for the sturdy, steel constructs. But this Williamsburg home, created from shipping containers, really caught our eye and imagination, creating terraces and privacy at every level.

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Gucci + Dapper Dan ~ It’s Official

 

 

Billboard corner of Lenox Avenue + 125th Street, January 2018

It’s official ~ Gucci and Dapper Dan aka Daniel Day will be opening a boutique on Lenox Avenue in Harlem in 2018, where Dapper Dan created his style back in the 1980’s.

And ~ Not to miss….Fashion, Style, and Society: A Conversation with Dapper Dan on Tuesday, January 9 at 1:30pm at The Museum of Modern Art, Third Floor, 11 West 53rd Street. Free with Museum Admission.

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The Cliffs at Harlem Opening in 2018 on West 125th Street

 

 

The Cliffs, Vahalla

A 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art bouldering facility is coming to Harlem.  Opening in early 2018, The Cliffs at Harlem will open its doors at 256 West 125th street with NYC’s largest bouldering facility +  fitness center.

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