Zaq Landsberg: Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin on view at Fort Tryon Park

 

 

 

Image credit to the artist,  Zaq Landsberg

NYC Parks has unveiled “Tomb Effigy of Margaret Corbin” by artist Zaq Landsberg, the 2020 recipient of the Clare Weiss Emerging Artist Award. The artwork will be displayed on the upper plaza of David Rockefeller Linden Terrace at Fort Tryon Park through June 12, 2022.

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Melting Point, a Group Exhibition of Glass & Ceramic Artists at Heller Gallery

 

 


Lauren Mabry, Loopy Block, 2019. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Heller Gallery in collaboration with Ferrin Contemporary, will open its doors to Melting Point, a group exhibition of glass and ceramic artists whose use of the melting point is central to their practice. Featuring nearly 100 works by 22 artists. The artists, both established and emerging, explore the inherent physical qualities of materials that are formed and reformed by melting, as well as express their concern for the environmental melting point our planet seems to be approaching.

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‘Alternating Currents’ to Open at Fridman Gallery in July

 

 

Yashua Klos; Vein Vine (2021); Mixed media; 60h x 84w in. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Fridman Gallery will open its doors to Alternating Currents, an exhibition of new works by 12 emerging and mid-career artists. The exhibition reveals a pursuit of a sense of connection to something larger — to history, to cultural heritage, to traditional notions of artmaking — and sometimes a desire to break from it.

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79th Street Boat Basin to Receive $90 Million in a Total Reconstruction

 

 

 

79th Street Boat Basin

NYC Parks today announced the total reconstruction of the 80-year old West 79th Street Boat Basin in Riverside Park. The New York City Economic Development Corporation-managed project will make the historic marina climate resilient, enable more ecological research and education, and expand access for boaters. As part of the project, the entire site will be dredged to enable vessels to navigate the marina at all tidal cycles. The $89.2 million project is funded by $60.9 million from Mayor Bill de Blasio and $28.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Dave McKean: Black Dog Opening at Philippe Labaune Gallery in July

 

 

 

Image courtesy of Dave McKean and Philippe Labaune Gallery, 2021

Philippe Labaune Gallery will open its doors to Black Dog, an exhibition of drawings by British artist Dave McKean from his 2016 graphic novel Black Dog: The Dreams of Paul Nash. McKean, a multidisciplinary artist whose work spans illustration, photography, film, and music, utilizes this multifaceted approach to form a dream-like psychological portrait of British landscape and wartime artist Paul Nash.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches Open Office Hours Initiative for Homeowners of Designated Buildings

 

 

This week, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) announced the launch of its Open Office Hours initiative for homeowners considering work on their designated buildings. This initiative will enable property owners to virtually meet one-on-one with preservation staff to discuss their potential projects and ask questions about LPC permitting.

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Xenobia Bailey in The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place in Summer 2021

 

 

 

Xenobia Bailey ~ Image via Brookfield Place

The Winter Garden at Brookfield Place is opening its doors to a summer of Xenobia Bailey. With two new commissioned artworks, expect to see her artwork entitled Mothership on view June 28th, and sit under her canopy entitled Functional Frequency Environment on July 12th.

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Flushing Town Hall Celebrates Pride Month with a Musical Trilogy

 

 

 

Mark Nadler. Image courtesy Flushing Town Hall.

In celebration of Pride Month, Flushing Town Hall presents its PRIDE TRILOGY, a three-part, musical series featuring an extraordinary lineup of award-winning performers and vocalists.

“Inspired by the success of our Black History Trilogy in February, we are very excited to present this new series for Pride,” says Flushing Town Hall’s Executive & Artistic Director Ellen Kodadek. “As New York City reopens, we are also thrilled to be welcoming artists back to the stage in our Hall while continuing to livestream for audiences at home.”

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Adrian Sas: Source to Spout Along Riverside Park from 64th~148th Streets

 

 

 

Adrian Sas Source to Spout can be seen throughout Riverside Park from 66th to 148th Streets. Image courtesy

Artist Adrian Sas augments our understanding of reality with an installation entitled ‘Source to Spout‘ in Riverside Park. by wrapping a series of panoramic photographs around drinking fountains throughout the park, Sas reveals the system of protected lands, reservoirs, and aqueducts which feeds these fountains.  This new and very refreshing installation will be on view from 64th street to 148th street throughout Riverside Park beginning June 18, 2021.

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Cydney Bittner: The Garden of the Unseen in the Garment District 38th Street Window Gallery

 

 

 

The Garden of the Unseen by artist Cydney Bittner. Image courtesy of The Garment District Alliance.

We all could use a little whimsy, so here it is ~ The Garden of the Unseen, created by artist Cydney Bittner is the latest in the ongoing series of public art exhibitions in The Garment District Alliance street-level window gallery at 215 West 38th Street.

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The Empire State Building: A Celebration in Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

 

Panorama Studio, Empire State Building & Dirigible “Los Angeles,”, 1931. Image courtesy of the gallery.

In May, 2021, The Empire State Building celebrated its 90th anniversary. This month, Keith de Lellis Gallery celebrates the 90th anniversary of New York City’s magnificent Art Deco skyscraper in its summer exhibition. After demolishing the famous original Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Fifth Avenue in 1929, the Bethlehem Engineering Corporation took on the world’s most ambitious building project to date: the construction of the Empire State Building, the first 100+ story building. The Chrysler Building, with 77 stories, briefly held the title of the world’s tallest building before being unseated by the Empire State a mere 11 months later. Dwarfing all surrounding buildings, the Empire State stands at 1,454 feet tall. Construction began on March 17th, 1930 and was completed in record time, opening on May 1, 1931. As a tourist attraction, the site found immediate success, collecting a ten-cent fee for a bird’s eye view of New York City from telescopes atop the observatory.

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L.E.A.F. Festival of Flowers 2021 Coming to the Meatpacking District this Weekend!

 

 

Flower Flash ‘The Crosby Cat’, Lewis Miller ‘Flower Flashes’ Fernando Botero’s The Crosby Cat’, Crosby Street Hotel, 2019

Last year, L.E.A.F. celebrated #NYFlowerWeek with a celebration of its own ~ L.E.A.F. 2020 Festival of Flowers, They’re back! This weekend, June 12 ~ 13, New Yorkers can shop L.E.A.F.’s European-style flower market and visit a series of floral displays, all in the historic Meatpacking District at L.E.A.F. Festival of Flowers 2021.

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Lady Liberty’s ‘Little Sister’ to Visit New York’s Ellis Island on July 1, 2021!

 

 

 

Vive La Liberty!

Lady Liberty’s ‘Little Sister’ will be on view from July 1st to July 5th on Ellis Island! Arriving in New York City for Independence Day, and in Washington, D.C. on Bastille Day, the 9-foot, bronze statue of Lady Liberty was created from the original plaster model of 1878 by Auguste Bartholdi, currently exhibited at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris.

This event will happen 135 years after the Statue of Liberty was first unveiled on Liberty Island, celebrating freedom and the friendship between France and the U.S. After an unprecedented hard year and strict travel restrictions between our two countries, this project stems from a need to “renew our vows” and celebrate the shared values that are at the heart of the longstanding partnership between France and the U.S. This project will also highlight the artistic, technological and logistical prowess of bringing this new statue to America, and tell a modern tale of successful international cooperation.

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Yeji Moon: Paper Towns to Open at Fremin Gallery, Chelsea

 

 

 

Yeji Moon: Castle 51″ x 63.7″, 3D collage with newspaper on canvas. 2013, $6,500. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Fremin Gallery will open its doors to a new exhibition featuring works of Korean-born artist Yeji Moon. Paper Town will open on June 10th.

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Aldara Ortega: Dive In, a Photography Exhibition at Galerie l’Atelier in Chelsea

 

 

 

Aldara Ortega, “One Love”, 2018, Photograph, 46″ x 57″ Framed. Image courtesy of the Gallery.

Galerie l’Atelier presents the photography exhibition “DIVE IN” by Aldara Ortega in their Chelsea space in New York City. The show features a collection of female underwater portraits. Through a submerged feminine eye, we are presented with unique stories from four diverse women.

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David Zheng: Where Did All The Flowers Go? a Three-Day Photographic Exhibition of Chinatown During the Pandemic

 

 

 

Photographer David Zheng presents his solo exhibition and the release of his new artist book, Where Did All the Flowers Go?, in a pop-up gallery in Chinatown, NY.  The exhibition opens June 10 and continues until June 13, 2021, on 55 Chrystie Street, NY. The show will feature photographs taken in New York’s Chinatown during the initial three-month COVID-19 lockdown period. Additionally, the space will house portraits of the neighborhood’s residents, as a compilation of stories plays through audio in an enclosed room; all of which were captured during a series of community engagements hosted by the artist in the 4 weeks leading up to the show’s opening. The exhibition will be open to the public.

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Riverside Park Conservancy Celebrating 35th with World Class Musical Lineup Moved to June 10th

 

 

 

Re: Growth, artist Dewitt Godfrey, curator Karin Bravin ~ Riverside Park Conservancy

Riverside Park Conservancy announced a free, world-class musical lineup to help celebrate the organization’s 35th Anniversary on Thursday, June 10th from 6-9pm.

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Artwork on Racial Justice to be Projected onto Brooklyn Public Library, June 21st

 

 

 

Penda Diakité (USA-Mali). Made In America, 2018 Collage, acrylic, spray paint on wood panel, resin finish 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist and Pitroda Art.
Pitroda Art will present its final public installation of artwork by 15 artists participating in Movement: Art for Social Change, the annual juried exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. The 14 artworks, selected by a renowned jury and responding to the theme of racial justice and equity, will be projected onto The Brooklyn Public Library on June 21, 2021.

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Art On The Corner to Fill Vacant Upper West Side Storefront

 

 

 

2780 Broadway, corner of 107th Street. Image courtesy of Art On The Corner

An exhibition of 24 paintings, photographs, and other artworks that reflect and celebrate the Upper West Side will open on June 5th, filing the windows of 2780 Broadway. The temporary gallery, prominently located at the corner of 107th Street, was formerly home to Bank Street Bookstore.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Held Public Hearing on Proposed Designation of the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown

 

 

 

Kimlau War Memorial at Kimlau Square in Chinatown. Image via NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

NYC Landmarks Preservation commission will held a public hearing on the proposed designation of the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown on Tuesday, June 1. The Kimlau War Memorial is significant for its association with the architect Pay G. Lee, and for its importance as a monument dedicated to the contributions of Chinese American veterans.

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Remembering ‘Seward Johnson in New York’ a Garment District Alliance Installation, 2015

 

 

 

Seward Johnson in New York: Selections from the Retrospective in The Garment District, June 2015

The Garment District Alliance has commissioned a plethora of beautiful outdoor art installations on the Garment District Plazas over the years. Today, we are taking a look-back at ‘Seward Johnson in New York‘, life-like sculptures that graced the Plazas from 36th to 41st Streets from mid-June to mid-September, 2015.

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Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in June, 2021

 

 

 

Penda Diakité (USA-Mali). Made In America, 2018 Collage, acrylic, spray paint on wood panel, resin finish 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist and Pitroda Art.
Nothing better than summer in the city. From Pride Month to Juneteenth, Museum Mile to the Tribeca Film Festival, River to River and an anniversary celebration in Riverside Park, here are a few art installations, exhibits, and events to add to your list in June.

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Make Music New York 2021, Celebrating NYC Music Makers

 

 

Make Music New York
MMNY 2016 at Sister’s Caribbean Cuisine on Madison Ave & 124th Street in East Harlem

Make Music New York returns to the streets of New York for its fifteenth year on Monday, June 21st, with a day-long musical celebration of Make Music Day, held in more than 80 U.S. cities, 800 cities worldwide, and in over 120 countries.

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Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 on June 19th

 

 

 

Image courtesy NYC Parks Department, Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and virtually. Here are a few ways to celebrate Juneteenth 2021, now an official New York State Holiday, and on June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law, making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday!

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Allouche Gallery Presents ‘Operation Varsity Blues’

 

 

 

B. Robert Moore: Degrees of Separation: Admissions of Education; 60W x 40H ; Arches paper, Acrylic, charcoal, soft pastel, oil pigment stick, c. 2021; $26,000. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Allouche Gallery opens its doors to “Operation Varsity Blues,” a group exhibition exploring the structural inequities of the American higher education system through the lens of the recent high-profile college admissions scandal. The exhibition features new, commissioned works by seven artists—Lindsay AdamsDebra CartwrightKevin Claiborne, Malaika Temba, Lindsey Brittain CollinsAlteronce GumbyLanise HowardJeffrey MerisRaushan RuckerKhari TurnerTelvin Wallace, and Esteban Whiteside—who are responding to the 2019 college admissions scandal of the same name wherein affluent families conspired to influence undergraduate admissions decisions at several top-tier American colleges and universities. “Operation Varsity Blues” is organized by author, art historian, and independent curator Charles Moore.

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Virtual Museum Mile Festival 2021 set for June 8th

 

 

Museum Mile Festival in front of Jewish Museum (from our archives).

Eight New York City museums are coming together, once again, to present the 43rd annual Museum Mile Festival (Virtual/In-Person) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 9 am to 9 pm. The day-long celebration of art and culture will feature live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for all ages. The content will be streamed across their respective websites and social media platforms, and will include some in-person outdoor programming. Culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to continue joining New Yorkers for this one-of-a-kind celebration. Audiences can follow the hashtag #MMF2021 on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for cultural happenings throughout the day.

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Poster House Celebrates Pride Month with Harlem’s Alibi Lounge ~ ‘Everyone Needs An Alibi’

 

 

 

Poster House Museum

In honor of Pride month, Poster House is thrilled to partner with Alibi Lounge in Harlem, one of the last Black-owned gay bars in NYC, for an evening of cocktails & design activities that are sure to delight!

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Redevelopment of Grand Hyatt New York to Include Public Art with Public Art Fund + Lord Cultural Resources

 

 

 

Illustration ~ Arts programming on 175 Park Avenue’s Graybar Terrace. Image credit: James Corner Field Operations. The artwork shown for illustrative purposes is “The Roses” by Will Ryman.

TF Cornerstone and RXR Realty – lead partners in the redevelopment of the Grand Hyatt New York – today announced that Public Art Fund and Lord Cultural Resources will spearhead the development of a cultural program to bring public art installations, community events, and programming to 175 Park Avenue. In the coming months, both organizations will host meetings and workshops with community stakeholders to collect feedback that will help shape the vision for how 175 Park Avenue can facilitate a rich arts and cultural experience in the heart of East Midtown.

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The Incredible Floating Pool Lady Located in The Bronx

 

 

 

Image via floatingpool.org

From thought to reality, Ann Buttenwieser was inspired by the floating baths of late nineteenth century New York. Establishing The Neptune Foundation, she moved forward with her mission to design and construct a prototype for a new generation of movable waterfront pools for recreationally underserved communities. The Foundation purchased a barge, which was retrofitted to include a half Olympic-size pool ~ and the rest is now history (and in a new book!)

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Uptown Night Market Harlem to Open July 8, 2021

 

 

 

West 125th Street at the Viaduct, Harlem

Everyone loves a Night Market, and due to the overwhelming success of the Bronx Night Market, MASC Hospitality is sharing the love ~ with Harlem.

The Uptown Night Market will be held on the Second Thursday of each month from July through November, from 4:00pm to 10:00pm under the Riverside Drive Viaduct near the Cotton Club and Dinosaur BBQ at 12th Avenue, near 125th-138th Streets.

It’s Free, but Tickets are Required ~ Register Here

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On the Fortieth Anniversary of the Beginning of the HIV/AIDS Crisis, David Zwirner Gallery Presents ‘More Life’

 

 

Image: ACT UP Demo Federal Plaza NYC June 30, 1987 (detail). From left: Steve Gendon, Mark Aurigemma, Douglas Montgomery, Charles Stinson, Frank O’Dowd, Avram Finkelstein. Photo by Donna Binder

More Life is a series of curated solo exhibitions held at the gallery’s locations in New York and London this summer and fall. The series is presented on the fortieth anniversary of the beginning of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and focuses on some of the artists who are often neglected in broader art-historical and cultural narratives.

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The Apollo Theater to Induct Mary J. Blige into its Historic Walk of Fame, May 28th

 

 

 

From L-R, Billy “Mr. Apollo” Mitchell, Apollo Board Chair Charles Phillips, Mary J. Blige, and Apollo Executive Producer Kamilah Forbes at Ms. Blige’s Apollo Walk of Fame induction ceremony, May 28, 2021. Credit: Shahar Azran

The Apollo – the soul of American culture and a globally recognized national treasure – will honor nine-time Grammy Award-winning and two-time Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige with her induction into the Apollo’s Walk of Fame, on Friday, May 28th at 10:00am in a free, public outdoor event.

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Just in Time for Memorial Day Weekend 2021 ~ Fotografiska New York

 

 

 

Dior, Vogue: The Arab Issue series, 2012/1433 © Hassan Hajjaj. courtesy of the Artist and M.E.P. Paris/France.

Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Fotografiska New York opens its doors to an exciting lineup of new exhibitions.

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Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate Mural Unveiled in Chinatown

 

 

Stop the Hate mural by artist Bianco Romero. Image via CBS news.

The mural, Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate by New York-based Korean and Spanish artist Bianco Romero was unveiled on Saturday, May 22nd on the side of the building housing  the New York Chinese Alliance Church.

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Monument to Honor Central Park Five Planned for Central Park North Woods

 

 

 

Central Park, North Woods

The Central Park Five ~ now known as The Exonerated Five ~ have worked tirelessly toward criminal justice reform since their release. Now, a permanent exhibit will be installed in the northeast part of the park in their honor, near where the teens entered on that fateful night in April, 1989. The installation will highlight a fight for justice.

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Ford Foundation Gallery presents ‘Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 5’

 

 

 

An outline of a black rectangle on top of a light gray background. On either side of the black rectangle are slightly blurry vertical hot pink and dark gray lines. Image courtesy of fierce pussy.

The Ford Foundation Gallery’s online exhibition, curated by Jessica A. Cooley and Ann M. Fox, is a multi-module exhibition series that rolled out over the course of 2020 – 2021. Drawn from some of the leading artists and scholars addressing the lived experience of disability today, Indisposable addresses the urgent questions of our moment where pandemic and demands for racial justice intersect.

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The Ginjan Cafe’ in the Historic Harlem Corn Exchange Building

 

 

Lunch at Ginjan Cafe’ in the historic Harlem Corn Exchange Building, East Harlem

In 2019, Mohammed and Ibrahima Diallo ~ also known as the Ginjan Brothers opened the popular Ginjan Cafe’ in the historic Corn Exchange Building in East Harlem. Opening early every day, they were the place to go for your morning coffee/cappuccino, pastries and Crepes. You may also know them from their popular cold-pressed West African juices (that, by the way, can now be found in all 145 Whole Food Stores in the North East).

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Uptown Grand Central Unveils Blocks of Canvas Fencing ~ Continuing The Uptown Grandscale II Mural Project in East Harlem, 2021

 

 

 

Uptown Grandscale on East 125th Street ~ BLAZAYny

Uptown Grandscale Mural Project is back!  Uptown Grand Central has unveiled canvas fencing extending all the way to Third Avenue, kicking-off the opening of our City with color and fun. In this second edition of Uptown Grandscale, murals will be painted in May and June, with this part of the project completed by June 30, 2021.

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Uptown Grand Central Announces ‘Let’s Paint! Community Mural’ & Call for Artists

 

 

 

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: The Grandscale Mural Project is BACK. And this year, we’re going bigger than ever before — with murals on East 125 stretching all the way from Fifth to Madison, Park, Lexington and Third avenues.

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Kick-Off Your Summer at ‘Shop The Village’ Event on Bleecker Street in June

 

 

 

The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the local retail community, today announced “Shop the Village,” an experiential and Instagrammable initiative designed to bring people back to the West Village during June 2021 and beyond, after many months of not being able to fully enjoy and participate in New York City’s vibrant downtown community.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission holds Public Hearing on the Proposed Designation of the Conference House Park Archaeological Site

 

 

 

Image via NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

This week, NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission held a public hearing on the proposed designation of the Conference House Park Archaeological Site, which recognizes the over-8,000-year history of Native American occupation of the site and would protect its below-ground archaeological resources. It would be the city’s first Landmark to recognize its thousands of years of Native American habitation.

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National Black Theatre Teams up with ‘Ray’ to Create ‘Ray Harlem’ on National Black Theatre Way

 

 

 

Architect Frida Escobedo. Image via raycommunnity.com

When the National Black Theatre announced its intention to develop its current site, concerns about the interior (and exterior) artistic treasurers were of great concern. The property, which was purchased by the Theatre’s founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer in 1969, houses the largest collection of Nigerian New Sacred Art in the Western Hemisphere. Hand carved wood totems and copper, aluminum and brass relief were created for the Theatre by traditional Nigerian artisans from the Sun-Oshogbo Sacred Grove. They carved these works using tools and methods which spanned seven generations. With its founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, dedicated to the preservation of this unique spiritual tradition, it is no wonder that the upcoming project, demolishing the current structure, and creating a new, would present questions about the preservation of the artwork.

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NYC Parks + The Bronx River Alliance Celebrate the Annual Bronx River Flotilla

 

 

 

Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney ~ The 2021 Bronx River Flotilla

The 22nd annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla is a celebration of the Bronx River as a revitalized resource for recreation, education, and enjoyment. On Saturday, May 15th, over 50 paddlers journeyed 5 miles down the river in canoes and kayaks, traveling past new and restored parks including the Bronx River Forest, River Park, and Concrete Plant Park, ending at Starlight Park. 

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Death of Classical ~ New York Philharmonic ~ Green-Wood Cemetery Present Hymn to the City

 

 

 

via Green-Wood Cemetery

Hymn to the City is a ground-breaking collaboration between Death of Classical, The Green-Wood Cemetery, and The New York Philharmonic—a sprawling, immersive event that pays tribute to New York’s singular spirit of resilience and renewal after a year of collective trauma, loss, and mourning.

Attendees will be taken on a journey across the Cemetery, hearing the stories of Green-Wood’s extraordinary permanent residents—many of whom are members of the New York Philharmonic community—interwoven with music, dance, and poetry. From Leonard Bernstein’s gravesite to the Hill of Graves, the Civil War Soldiers Monument to the Catacombs, we’ll remember the battles lost and won, the challenges overcome, and the boundless ingenuity, open-hearted creativity, and indomitable strength of our beloved city.

Hymn to the City will run from June 3 through June 5, 2021 located at The Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th Street, Brooklyn ~ Purchase tickets.

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#NYPhil Bandwagon 2 Coming to Marcus Garvey Park East Harlem, May 14-16

 

 

 

The Bandwagon arrived in Marcus Garvey Park

Save the Dates! The New York Philharmonic’s NYPhilBandwagon2 will be popping up in Marcus Garvey Park, East Harlem from May 14-16. Three days of concerts in the park along Madison Avenue from 123rd to 124th Streets. This event is part of a series of four weekend-long festivals across New York City in May.

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Martin Adalian: Disintegration, Opening this Summer at JoAnne Artman Gallery

 

 

 

Martiros Adalian, Disintegration; Acrylic, Oil, Tar on Canvas; 10 x 8 in. Image courtesy of the gallery

JoAnne Artman Gallery opens its doors to DISINTEGRATION, a showing of Martin Adalian’s most recent paintings that explore the disintegration of memory, material, and of past and present. Appearing as though recovered relics with aged facades and canvas imperfections, Adalian’s paintings fuse contemporary aesthetics of mixed media and grunge with classical portraiture. Establishing new, modern context for his portraits, Adalian imbues an audacious attitude alongside a deep appreciation toward tradition. Through his distinct combination of old and new, his works promote the retrospection of artistic innovation and human emotion while navigating the complex, cyclical nature of disintegration and rebirth.

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Opera Gallery Celebrates Sculpture Artist, Manolo Valdés in a Solo Exhibition

 

 

 

Azules, 2021; 51 x 51 in./130 x 130 cm; mixed media. Images courtesy of the gallery.

Opera Gallery will celebrate famous painter and sculptor Manolo Valdés with an unprecedented solo exhibition simply titled Manolo Valdés at their New York location (791 Madison Avenue), opening on May 20th and running through June 20th.

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Don’t Miss the 2021 ‘Madison Avenue Art & Design Weekend, May 14-16

 

 

 

The worlds of art and design will intersect during Madison Avenue Art & Design Weekend May 14-16. The Madison Avenue B.I.D., in partnership with Design Pavilion’s WINDOWS Open to the Sky, will showcase student art from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in a series of available store windows. This NYC End-of-Year Student Design Showcase has been organized by Design Pavilion and ArtsThread, in collaboration with NYCxDesign, to present the work of students in lieu of the cancelled end-of-year student exhibitions due to the pandemic. It will be an extremely noteworthy public display at a time when students, schools and public need uplifting and hope.

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Apollo Resounding: A Virtual Benefit in Support of The Apollo Theater

 

 

The famed Apollo Theater

The Apollo today announced the non-profit’s annual spring fundraiser will take place virtually on the Apollo Theater’s Digital Stage on Monday, June 7 at 7:30pm ET. This year’s benefit, APOLLO RESOUNDING, will honor Felicia and Ben Horowitz with the inaugural Impact Award, given to individuals whose philanthropic leadership has made an extraordinary impact on the arts and artists and who share the Apollo’s values of innovation, diversity, and inclusion. Multihyphenated producer and DJ Derrick ‘D-Nice’ Jones will receive the Percy E. Sutton Award, recognizing indiviuals who uphold the value of the arts and philanthropy as a crucial part of the fabric of our community. The benefit is chaired by the Apollo Board Chair Charles Phillips and Karen Phillips, Cheryl and Derek Jones, and Carolyn and Mark Mason.

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UncleBrother in Hancock Reopens to ‘Bug Farm Family: Singing An American Night’

 

 

 

BugFarmFamily ‘My Friend the Bird’ mixed media on paper; 8.5 x 11 in. Image via UncleBrother on Instagram

Let’s take a ride! We’re headed to the Catskills to visit Gavin Brown’s fabulous UncleBrother canteen and gallery ~ located in what used to be a car dealership ~ in Hancock, New York. Bug Farm Family: Singing an American Night will be opening on Saturday, May 15th, with a side of Curry.

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