37 Events, Exhibits & Installations Not to Miss this May in NYC

 

 

 

Anseim Kiefer: Uraeus for Public Art Fund at Rockefeller Center

Spring is filled with events, art exhibits and installations in our Parks, Galleries, Museums, and Public Spaces.  In addition, we look forward to such annual events as 2018 NYCxDESIGN, MAS Jane’s Walk, GVSHP’s Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp, The El Barrio Ethnic Festival, and Frieze 2018.

Here are 37 that caught our eye during the month of May.

37. Kips Bay Annual Decorator Show House

Image via kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org

The 46th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House will be on view from May 1 to 31st. The event, which began in 1973, is in support of the Kipsw Bay Boysw & Girls Club. This year, it will be held at 110 East 76th Street, NYC.

 

36. Playlab, Inc. Brings Grown Up Flowers to Avenue of the Americas

Grown Up Flowers have arrived on Avenue of the Americas, and will be on view through June, 2018.

 

35. We Come in Peace on The MET Roof Garden

The MET Roof Garden - we come in peace

On view  ~  The Roof Garden Commission at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace

 

34. Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway

117th St – kathy ruttenbert-topsy turvy

On view  ~  Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake presented by Broadway Mall Association

 

33. Anthony Lister at Allouche Gallery

Anthony Lister, The Lazy Hustler, 2018

On View  ~  The Art of Face: Anthony Lister at Allouche Gallery

 

32.  1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project

Image courtesy NYC Parks Department/New York Times Photo Project

Do you remember NYC in 1978?  The Arsenal Gallery will take you there in the new exhibition, 1978: The NYC Parks/New York Times Photo Project, opening on Wednesday, May 2nd.

 

31.  ‘A Spring Survey’ at Essie Green Galleries

Romare Beraten, Saturday’s Market, 1987. Image via Essee Greene Gallery

On View  ~  ‘A Spring Survey’ at Essie Green Galleries

 

30.  The 20th Annual Blessing of the Bikes at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Blessing of the Bikes at the Cathedral of St John the Divine

Saturday, May 5th at 9:30am, the 20th Annual Blessing of the Bikes inside the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

 

29. Pier A in Battery Park

On view  ~  Autumn Ewalt and Dharmesh Patel at Pier A Plaza, Battery Place through summer of 2018.

 

28. Vintage Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Paul Caponigro, Fish Market, c. 1960. Image courtesy of Keith de Lellis Gallery

On view  ~  Mid-Century American: Vintage Photographs From the International Photography Year Book at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

27. Adam Pendleton at Lever House

Adam Pendleton 4-18

On view  ~  Adam Pendleton: what a day it was a Lever House on Park Avenue.

 

26. Social Housing at Center for Architecture

On view to May 19th  ~  Social Housing: New European Projects at Center for Architecture

 

25. Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire for InHarlem at The Schomburg Center

May 1  ~  InHarlem presents Firelei Báez: Joy Out of Fire at The Schomburg Center

 

24. A Prelude to The Shed

May 1-13  ~  A Prelude to The Shed

 

23. Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus at Rockefeller Center

May 2nd  ~  Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus will be on view at Rockefeller Center, presented by Public Art Fund

 

 

22. Stephen Posen at Vito Schnabel Projects

Vito Schnabel Projects
Stephen Posen Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s courtesy of Vito Schnabel Projects

May 2  ~  Stephen Posen ~ Threads: Paints from the 1960s and 70s at Vito Schnabel Projects NYC

 

21. Frieze New York

Gavin Brown enterprise at Frieze
Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Frieze New York 2018, Booth C9.  Image courtesy of Gavin Brown’s enterprise

May 3-6  ~  Frieze New York, Randall’s Island Park.  Image ~ Gavin Brown’s enterprise at Frieze New York 2018, Booth C9.  Also on our list, Stephen Friedman Gallery will present a selection of works by Yinka Shonibare MBE, David Shrigley, Kehinde Wiley, Luiz Zerbini and others ~ Stand A25;  Hauser & Wirth at E10;  David Zwirner in multiple locations, D29, FY14.  Complete list of galleries for Frieze New York here.

 

20. Art New York on Pier 94

May 3-6  ~  Art New York on Pier 94

 

19. #KubrickPhotos at Museum of the City of New York

May 3  ~  Through a Different Lens: Stanley Kubrick Photographs at Museum of the City of New York #KubrickPhotos + related programming on May 16 & May 22

 

18. The Annual Jane’s Walk

Astor Row in Harlem
Astor Row ~ Harlem

May 4-6  ~  MAS NYC Jane’s Walk

 

17. Aspirational Architectures at Fridman Gallery

May 4  ~  The opening of Laercio Redondo, Tanya Goes, Lucia Simek, and Yamini Nayar: Aspirational Architectures (curated by Justine Ludwig) at Fridman Gallery

 

16. The Future at The Rubin Museum of Art

Chitra Ganesh at The Rubin Museum of Art with images via The Rubin

May 4  ~  Face The Future with Chitra Ganesh at The Rubin Museum of Art. This is a Free evening of art, exploration, future-gazing, and music from 6-11pm.

 

15. Creative Time Presents ~ Bring Down the Walls


May 5 ~  Creative Time presents ‘Bring Down the Walls

 

14. Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation House Tour

May 6  ~  The 20th Annual Spring House Tour to Benefit The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

 

13. Socrates Sculpture Garden ~ Virginia Overton

‘Built’, Virginia Overton at Socrates Sculpture Garden

May 6  ~  Socrates Sculpture Garden ~ Virginia Overton at Socrates

 

12. When We Were Young at Brookfield Place

Arts Brookfield When We Were Young
Two New Bikes commissioned by Arts Brookfield, Sunny & Lee ~ When We Were Young

May 7  ~  When We Were Young at Brookfield Place

 

11. Preservation Awards at St. Bartholomew’s Church

St. Bartholomew’s Church image via Google Street View

May 8  ~  Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards at St. Bartholomew’s Church

 

10. The Future of Everything ~ WSJ

Image via WSJ

May 8-10  ~  The Future of Everything Festival at Spring Studios.  The Wall Street Journal presents a program for ‘everything’ from our work lives and cities to equality, art and even food!  Pick a day and a track.

 

9. Celebrating Maysles Cinema’s 10th Anniversary

May 11-17  ~  One October at Maysles Cinema, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary

 

8. NYCxDesign 2018

NYC X Design
Soho Design District during NYC X Design 2017

May 11-23  ~  NYCxDesign 2018

 

7. The Annual Harlem EatUp!

Image courtesy HarlemEatUp!

May 14-20  ~  Harlem EatUp!  Stroll through the Marketplace on Saturday and Sunday, May 19th & 20th ~ look for AFineLyne under the New East Harlem Merchants Association (NHEMA) tent!  See you there!

 

6.  26th Annual Ethnic Festival in El Barrio

Ethnic Festival

May 19  ~  Union Settlement presents the 26th Annual Ethnic Festival in El Barrio

 

5.  Samuel Torres Super Band at Aaron Davis Hall

Samuel Torres. Photo credit: Diego Almanza

Debuting songs from his new album, Alegria, The Samuel Torres Super Band will perform for one night at City College Center for the Arts, Aaron Davis Hall, on Friday, May 18th.

 

4. Madison Square Park ~ Delirious Matter

In the Reflecting Pool, “Citadel”, Delirious Matter

May 14  ~  Madison Square Park presents ~ Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter

 

3. Elegance in the Sky at Museum of the City of New York

Elegance in the Sky Image via Museum of the City of New York

May 17  ~  Elegance in the Sky: the architecture of Rosario Candela at Museum of the City of New York

 

2. Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii

May 19  ~  Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i at New York Botanical Garden

 

1.  Catch up with #100GatesProject in #ElBarrio

#100GatesProject East Harlem
@soulsnyc at Big Russ in East Harlem for #100GatesProject + NHEMA

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants. The project continues well past the original 50 gates funding.   #100GatesProject in El Barrio

 

A big Plus in our Parks……

All throughout this Summer, UNIQLO Park Expressions ~ Art in the Parks, with 10 emerging artists in all five boroughs for 2018-2019.  Below is a preview of what’s coming to the Parks in June, 2018

In the Bronx….

Cara Lynch, I’m So Happy You’re Here in Virginia Park

The artist, Cara Lynch, I’m So Happy You’re Here in Virginia Park, White Plains Road between S/B Cross Bronx Exwy and Westchester Avenue

Dionisio Cortes Ortega,, Sitting Together in Joyce Kilmer Park

The artist, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Sitting Together in Joyce Kilmer Park, Grand Concourse to Walton Avenue between East 161 Street and East 164th Street.

In Brooklyn….

Tanda Francis, Adorn Me in Fort Greene Park

The artist, Tanda Francis, Adorn Me in Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Avenue, DeKalb Avenue, between Washington Park and St. Edward’s Street.

Roberto Visani (x)ofmanychildren in Herbert Von King Park

The artist, Roberto Visani, (x)ofmanychildren in Herbert Von King Park, Marcy Avenue, Tompkins Avenue, between Greene Avenue and Lafayette Avenue

In Manhattan……

Karla & James Murray, Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S. in Seward Park

The artists, Karla & James Murray, Mom-and-Pops of the L.E.S. in Seward Park, Canal Street, Essex Street, Jefferson Street and East Broadway

Harumi Ori, I am Here at Thomas Jefferson Park in East Harlem

The artist, Harumi Ori, I am Here in Thomas Jefferson Park, 113th Street and First Avenue in East Harlem

In Queens….

Zaq Landsberg, Islands of the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park

The artist, Zaq Landsberg, Islands of the Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Grand Central Pkwy, Whitestone Exwy, between 111th Street and College Point Blvd, Park Drive East

Rose DeSiano, Absent Monuments in Rufus King Park

The artist, Rose DeSiano, Absent Monuments in Rufus King Park, 150-29 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens

In Staten Island….

Jackie Mock, The Pencil Museum in Faber Park

The artist, Jackie Mock, The Pencil Museum in Faber Park, Richmond Terrace to Kill Van Kill, Faber Street

Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, Stick Stump & The Lawn Lumps in Tappen Park

The artists, Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, #CHIAOZZA, Stick Stump & The Lawn Lumps in Tappen Park, Canal Street, Water Street, Bay Street

 

 

2 thoughts on “37 Events, Exhibits & Installations Not to Miss this May in NYC

  1. Hi –
    Please join us:
    Join the Garment District Alliance for the opening reception of “Rebirth,” our public art installation by the Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang, on the Garment District Plazas in Midtown Manhattan.
    Kang’s monumental embryonic sculptures, created using recycled elevator cables from one of the world’s tallest buildings, Taipei 101, will be unveiled on Broadway on Thursday, May 17. We hope you will join us to celebrate their arrival.
    Kang Mu-Xiang’s Rebirth
    Opening Reception in the Garment District
    May 17, 11:00 am
    Broadway, between 37th & 38th Streets, Garment District Plazas, NYC
    Please RSVP to Lauren at info@garmentdistrictnyc.com or 212-764-9600
    Rebirth is part of the Garment District Alliance’s Art on the Plazas program in conjunction with the NYC DOT’s Arterventions program.
    http://garmentdistrict.nyc/arts/art-installations/rebirth/

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