GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to Go from March 1st – 15th! This is where we’ll be over the next two weeks.
Affordable housing in New York City is a daily headline, with a growing homeless population and aging housing. How do other countries address this issue? The current exhibit, Social Housing ~ New European Projects, at the Center for Architecture displays their best efforts.
I love Marna Chester. There ~ I’ve said it. Her intricate, sumptuous, delicate paper installations have been seen everywhere ~ from the windows at Bergdorf’s to the New York Audubon Society’s house on governors Island. For one-week, the exhibit Marna Chester: Chambers will be on view at Gitler & ___ in Hamilton Heights.
March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, from #RESIST to #METOO and #TimesUp ~ in the arts and activism, women have stepped forward to take the lead in Change. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, and the women who made this City great.
Here’s a conversation not to miss ~ Bar Historians in Conversation: McSorley’s and Julius’ on March 16th, hosted by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and The Salmagundi Club.
March for our Lives, a nationwide protest against gun violence, has planned a March for Saturday, March 24th. The main March will take place in Washington, D.C. with supporters planning sister marches in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities.
Here are a few photo’s posted on Twitter + Instagram from the March that caught our eye.
Reka Nyari continues her erotically charged, large-scale grisaille photographs with a new exhibition, Valkyrie Ink, at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.
#TheWorldLetter Project originally started as a one-time street installation in May of 2017 as a Love Letter to the World. But then something interesting happened. The World began to write a Love Letter to the World. And so it continues on most days in Washington Square Park, weather permitting.
The two-person exhibit, Reflection, featuring the works of Joness Jones and Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow, will open at Kate Oh Gallery this week.
Construction will resume on the REX designed cubic structure, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC), which will become an international hub for the arts in the Financial District.
A special evening of songs and stories entitled Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte is being hosted by City College Center for the Arts on March 1st in celebration of Harry Belafonte’s 91st Birthday!
GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from February 16 – 28
This year, Armory Art Week will begin on February 28 (ADAA) and run through March 11th. Check out what’s on tap during Armory Art Week in this years edition.
The Salmagundi Club is celebrating 100 years, and to commemorate this milestone, the club will pay homage to the building and its membership activities with a visual tribute to Greenwich Village with the exhibit, Greenwich Village: People, Places, and Things, and the exhibit, The Salmagundi Show, both opened on Tuesday, February 20th.
Recently, CBS New York Channel 2 did a segment on an early reading program taking place in local barbershops throughout the country. Barbershop Books encourages barbershops to create child friendly reading spaces and provide literacy training to barbers across the country.
Save the Date ~ February 16-18 for the ultimate Lego Event! Lego Live NYC will feature build zones with all your LEGO favorites like Architecture, City, Friends, NINJAGO, Star Wars, Technic + many many more taking place in 65,000 square feet at Pier 36.
What better way to end Black History Month than with a deep-dive into the life of Congressman John Lewis in the exhibition, The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece at The Society of Illustrators.
Fat Tuesday falls on February 13th this year, with a plethora of lively and colorful events, with festivities beginning on Saturday, February 10th!
Eye-popping Color, Luscious Textures, Afro-Cuban Drumming, and Fun, as Tikhonova & Wintner open their doors to a new exhibition, Saturday, February 17th at their gallery in Harlem.
It’s a new season of African Heritage SouSou: Always Africa! at Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI), and it begins on Saturday, February 10th.
Ever wonder where all the affordable housing is? NYU Furman Center published an interactive mapping tool that answers these questions.
Harlem lost a treasure this week, and many hearts are heavy. Lucille Singleton, also known as the Harlem Runner, a good friend and inspiration to many.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has scheduled a public hearing for February 13, 2018, on three buildings in East Harlem.
Save the Date, Saturday, February 17th for Looking Back | Looking Forward, “a symposium of conversations, performances, salons and open studios exploring artistic, social, and political perspectives on the fiftieth anniversary of the extraordinary world-changing events of 1968” ~ The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tea Offensive, the silent demonstration at the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and many other influential moments in our Country’s history.
February is Black History Month. Here are a few suggestions & a list of biographies of Black scientists who changed the World!
GothamToGo ~ Places to Go…Things to See from February 1-15.
The Spring Season for LIVE from the NYPL is upon us, engaging notable writers, artists, and leaders in conversation with host, Paul Holdengräber. Take a look at who is heading to the Library Stage + more at NYPL.
In celebration of the upcoming winter olympics in PyeongChang, Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York is showcasing one hundred winter sports helmets, artistically designed by one hundred artists, and 10 works of fashion inspired by the Korean American Fashion Association, D2, in an exhibition entitled PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 x 100.
Allan Kaprow. Paintings New York brings to light the early works of the celebrated American artist. As an artist who immersed himself in the vibrant New York ‘downtown scene’ in the 1940s and 1950s, he created “a significant body of bold, expressive canvases that presaged his later experiments in space, activity, and performance.”
Wayne White: I Took The Machine Apart But Could Not Put It Back Together will open on February 8th at Joshua Liner Gallery.
My New York, A year-long campaign, will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of New York Magazine with 50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project.
The exhibit Roy Lichtenstein: 1961-63 currently on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery is an “Important subset of Lichtenstein’s work, bringing together a selection of early paintings and drawings,” and on view for just a few more days.
The Women’s March is back this year in full-force, with more than 200,000 protesters here in NYC according to Mayor de Blasio’s office, coming from not only all boroughs, but all over the tri-state area, streaming by the hundreds, then by the thousands onto Central Park West for the March down Sixth Avenue. Similar marches ~ more than 600 of them ~ are taking place at the same time, all throughout our Country.
Andrew Freedman Home will head to the Upper West Side, with a new art exhibition featuring artists from the AFH Collective at a new space ~ North of History.
GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to See from January 16-31
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.
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.
Wallach Art Gallery is presenting the first major exhibition devoted to Arthur Mitchell, in celebration of his life and accomplishments. Opening ~ January 12th.
Harlem Stage announced its 2018 Spring Performing Arts Season, featuring a range of music, film, spoken word, dance, and numerous Free Performances!
“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.”
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.”
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.
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.
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.
125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past one year. As per The Real Deal, 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.