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 40 that caught our eye during the month of May.
40. Kips Bay Annual Decorator Show House
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.
39. 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.
38. We Come in Peace on The MET Roof Garden
On view ~ The Roof Garden Commission at The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace
37. Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway
On view ~ Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake presented by Broadway Mall Association
36. Anthony Lister at Allouche Gallery
On View ~ The Art of Face: Anthony Lister at Allouche Gallery
35. 1978: The NYC Parks/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.
34. ‘A Spring Survey’ at Essie Green Galleries
On View ~ ‘A Spring Survey’ at Essie Green Galleries
33. The 20th Annual 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.
32. Pier A in Battery Park
On view ~ Autumn Ewalt and Dharmesh Patel at Pier A Plaza, Battery Place through summer of 2018.
31. Vintage Photographs at Keith de Lellis Gallery
On view ~ Mid-Century American: Vintage Photographs From the International Photography Year Book at Keith de Lellis Gallery
30. Adam Pendleton at Lever House
On view ~ Adam Pendleton: what a day it was a Lever House on Park Avenue.
29. Social Housing at Center for Architecture
On view to May 19th ~ Social Housing: New European Projects at Center for Architecture
28. 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
27. A Prelude to The Shed
May 1-13 ~ A Prelude to The Shed
26. Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus at Rockefeller Center
May 2nd ~ Anselm Kiefer: Uraeus will be on view at Rockefeller Center, presented by Public Art Fund
25. Stephen Posen at Vito Schnabel Projects
May 2 ~ Stephen Posen ~ Threads: Paints from the 1960s and 70s at Vito Schnabel Projects NYC
24. Frieze New York
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.
23. Art New York on Pier 94
May 3-6 ~ Art New York on Pier 94
22. #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
21. The Annual Jane’s Walk
May 4-6 ~ MAS NYC Jane’s Walk
20. 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
19. The Future at The Rubin Museum of Art
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.
18. Creative Time Presents ~ Bring Down the Walls
May 5 ~ Creative Time presents ‘Bring Down the Walls‘
17. 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
16. Socrates Sculpture Garden ~ Virginia Overton
May 6 ~ Socrates Sculpture Garden ~ Virginia Overton at Socrates
15. When We Were Young at Brookfield Place
May 7 ~ When We Were Young at Brookfield Place
14. Preservation Awards at St. Bartholomew’s Church
May 8 ~ Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards at St. Bartholomew’s Church
13. The Future of Everything ~ 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.
12. Celebrating Maysles Cinema’s 10th Anniversary
May 11-17 ~ One October at Maysles Cinema, in celebration of its 10th Anniversary
11. NYCxDesign 2018
May 11-23 ~ NYCxDesign 2018
10. The Annual Harlem EatUp!
9. 26th Annual Ethnic Festival in El Barrio
May 19 ~ Union Settlement presents the 26th Annual Ethnic Festival in El Barrio
8. Samuel Torres Super Band at Aaron Davis Hall
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.
7. Madison Square Park ~ Delirious Matter
May 14 ~ Madison Square Park presents ~ Diana Al-Hadid: Delirious Matter
6. Elegance in the Sky at 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
5. Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii
May 19 ~ Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai’i at New York Botanical Garden
4. Unusual and Exigent ~ a Look Back Ten Years at HG Contemporary
For all those who dream of turning the pages back ten years, the exhibit ‘Unusual and Exigent‘ is a reminder ~ a deep dive ~ into the 2008 financial crisis by an artist, math Ph.D. and former hedge fund manager, Nelson Saiers.
3. Lou Ros Featuring Valentin van der Meulen at Allouche Gallery
Allouche Gallery presents new bodies of work by French artists Lou Ros and Valentin van der Meulen meant to sharpen your own creative lens.
2. Early Encounters on Governors Island
May 26 ~ Early Encounters on Governors Island presented by West Harlem Arts Fund.
1. Catch up with #100GatesProject in #ElBarrio
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….
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
The artist, Dionisio Cortes Ortega, Sitting Together in Joyce Kilmer Park, Grand Concourse to Walton Avenue between East 161 Street and East 164th Street.
The artist, Tanda Francis, Adorn Me in Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Avenue, DeKalb Avenue, between Washington Park and St. Edward’s Street.
The artist, Roberto Visani, (x)ofmanychildren in Herbert Von King Park, Marcy Avenue, Tompkins Avenue, between Greene Avenue and Lafayette Avenue
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
The artist, Harumi Ori, I am Here in Thomas Jefferson Park, 113th Street and First Avenue in East Harlem
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
The artist, Rose DeSiano, Absent Monuments in Rufus King Park, 150-29 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, Queens
In Staten Island….
The artist, Jackie Mock, The Pencil Museum in Faber Park, Richmond Terrace to Kill Van Kill, Faber Street
The artists, Adam Frezza & Terri Chiao, #CHIAOZZA, Stick Stump & The Lawn Lumps in Tappen Park, Canal Street, Water Street, Bay Street