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GothamToGo ~ Things to Do…..Places to Go, March 1-15

Walter Scott’s Three Dancing Maidens sculpture, Central Park Conservatory Garden, Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street

GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to Go from March 1st – 15th!  This is where we’ll be over the next two weeks.

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New Exhibit ‘Social Housing’ at Center for Architecture Displays the Best of European Affordable Housing

 

 

Photo credit: Erik Bardin

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.

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Marna Chester: Chambers at Gitler &___ a One-Week Special Event

 

 

Untethered, 2018

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.

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Celebrating Women’s History Month 2018

 

 

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.

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Bar Historians in Conversation: McSorley’s and Julius’

 

Image via GVSHP

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.

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March for Our Lives NYC

 

 

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.

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Valkyrie Ink by Reka Nyari at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

 

 

“Not of this World” artist, Reka Nyari. Image courtesy Emmanuel Fremin Gallery

Reka Nyari continues her erotically charged, large-scale grisaille photographs with a new exhibition, Valkyrie Ink, at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.

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#TheWorldLetter ~ Add Your Thoughts in Washington Square Park

 

 

#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.

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SHELTER 2018 EXHIBITION

 

Image via nawa.org

“What do YOU need SHELTER from? What do WE need SHELTER from? What does the WORLD need SHELTER from?”   Harlem School of the Arts, Art & Design Department (HSA) + The National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) present ~ SHELTER 2018 EXHIBITION.

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‘Reflection’ @ Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Artist Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow. Image courtesy Kate Oh Gallery

The two-person exhibit, Reflection, featuring the works of Joness Jones and Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow, will open at Kate Oh Gallery this week.

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The Perelman Performing Arts Center @ World Trade Center ~ Moving Forward

 

 

Overall digital model of the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center. By Chris Janjic via newyorkyimby

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.

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City College Celebrates Harry Belafonte at 91

 

 

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!

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It’s Armory Art Week 2018!

Migrants, Walking New City, JR 2015 via Jeffrey Deitch Gallery (Armory Show)

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.

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The Salmagundi Club Celebrates 100 Years

 

 

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.

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Barbershop Books ~ Harlem

 

 

Image via Barbershop Books on Instagram

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.

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Lego Live ~ NYC on February 16-18!

 

 

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.

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The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece

 

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.

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The Big Easy Comes To The Big Apple ~ It’s Mardi Gras

 

 

‘The Salon’ Mardi Gras 2017 . Photo credit: Jane Kratochvil (Montauk Club)

Fat Tuesday falls on February 13th this year, with a plethora of lively and colorful events, with festivities beginning on Saturday, February 10th!

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New Exhibition Reception at Tikhonova & Wintner ~ February 17th

 

Tunde Odunlade, BONE OF CONTENTION? – Beaded Batik Quilt Tapestry (2017/18)

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.

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It’s a New Season at CCCADI in East Harlem

 

 

It’s a new season of African Heritage SouSou: Always Africa! at Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI), and it begins on Saturday, February 10th.

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Where is all the Affordable Housing in NYC?

 

Ever wonder where all the affordable housing is? NYU Furman Center published an interactive mapping tool that answers these questions.

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Remembering Harlem’s Lucille Singleton

Lucille Singleton at her 90th Birthday Party at Melba’s 125, September 18, 2013

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.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission to hold Public Hearings on 3 East Harlem Buildings ~ February 13th

 

 

Connie Lee, Landmark East Harlem, President of the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, and Public Art Initiative, December 2014 in front of Richard Webber Harlem Packing House, 207-215 East 119th Street in East Harlem

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has scheduled a public hearing for February 13, 2018, on three buildings in East Harlem.

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Looking Back | LookingForward

 

 

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.

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On our List for Black History Month

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Debbie Allen ‘Dancer’, 1977

February is Black History Month. Here are a few suggestions & a list of biographies of Black scientists who changed the World!

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go…Things to See from February 1-15

 

The Gold Arowana, 2017. Image via the artist and Hauser & Wirth

GothamToGo ~ Places to Go…Things to See from February 1-15.

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Harlem Fashion Week 2018

 

Image via harlemfw.com

Harlem Fashion Week will be rolling out the red carpet in several Harlem locations from February 2-4, with the main event at the Museum of the City of New York.  Have your tickets yet?

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LIVE from the NYPL!

 

 

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.

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Celebrating the 2018 Winter Olympics ~ an Exhibit of Art + Fashion at The Korean Cultural Center NYC

 

 

Images courtesy of the artist, Saneun Hwang

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.

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Studio Museum Expanding its Walls ~ inHarlem

 

 

Derrick Adams
Patrick’s Signature Look (detail), 2017
Courtesy the artists and Tilton Gallery, New York
Photo: Adam Reich

While Studio Museum in Harlem gets a whole new look, the Museum continues beyond its walls with the second year of inHarlem, including a host of Events and Exhibitions.

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Zhang Enli: The Garden at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

The Gold Arowana, 2017. Image via the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The Garden, an exhibition of new paintings by Zhang Enli is on view at Hauser & Wirth Chelsea.

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Allan Kaprow. Paintings New York @ Hauser & Wirth

 

 

Image via Hauser & Wirth

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.”

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Wayne White Opening @ Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

THEY PLUNDERED OUR ART AND THEN WAITED AND WATCHED FROM THE RIDGE AS WE MADE MORE, 2017 Acrylic on vintage o set lithograph 28 x 52 inches. Image via Joshua Liner Gallery

Wayne White: I Took The Machine Apart But Could Not Put It Back Together will open on February 8th at Joshua Liner Gallery.

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50 New York Covers: A Public Art Project in Celebration of New York Magazine’s 50th Anniversary

 

 

Image courtesy of the artist and New York Media

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.

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Roy Lichtenstein 1961-63 at Craig F. Starr Gallery

 

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.

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2018 Women’s March NYC

 

 

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.

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The 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show

 

 

‘Lady Woman’ by artist, Bryan Collier

The 2018 Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will be in New York during Black History Month, on view from February 15 through February 19 at the historic Riverside Church.

Be a Volunteer & gain Free Admission to the Show.

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North of History ~ Andrew Freedman Home heads to Upper West Side

 

 

“Ravages” by Nicky Enright

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.

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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from January 16-31

 

 

Anthony Barboza, Debbie Allen ‘Dancer’, 1977

GothamToGo  ~  Things to Do….Places to See from January 16-31

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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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125th Street in 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, 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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