The 100 Gates Project Expands to Staten Island

    Expanding beyond their Lower East Side borders, we followed The 100 Gates Project to Staten Island where they brought local artists together with local businesses. They began in Downtown Staten Island, including the neighborhoods of St. George, Tompkinsville, Stapleton, and Clifton, weaving through Bay Street, Van Duzer and Victory Boulevard ~ and moved on to […]

#100 Gates Behind the Scenes in El Barrio

    If you want to see the Gates, be prepared to get up really early or stay up really late.  GothamToGo met up with #100Gates past Project Director, Natalie Raben and the Commissioner of NYC SBS, Gregg Bishop early in front of the not-yet-open El Nuevo Caridad, on the corner of Second Avenue and […]

#100GatesProject & 125th Street Branch Library ~ September 15th

#100GatesProject teamed up with the New York Public Library to present #StreetArtForKids this Saturday, September 15th from Noon to 4pm at the East 125th Street Branch. In addition, the library is featuring a new exhibition of 100 images from the recent #100GatesProject in East Harlem. This is a free event at the New York Public […]

It’s a StreetArt Bike Tour of #100GatesProject #EastHarlem ~ July 28th

Save the Date, Saturday, July 28th from 8:00am to Noon, meeting at the CitiBike Station on Second Avenue and East 104th Street, and ending the Tour at Cassava House. Street Art Bike Tour ~ East Harlem This is a Free Event with Registration.  This Event is brought to you by Uptown & Boggie Bicycle Advocacy, […]

#OldSchoolJam ‘Street Art Edition’ + #100GatesProject Tour ~ East Harlem

    We joined Carey King of Uptown Grand Central and Ayana Hosted of 100 Gates Project in East Harlem for an Old School Jam ~ Street Art Edition, along with a Tour of some of the Gates in the !00 Gates Project, including a live paint!  Below, a few pictures of the day.

#100GatesProject + Uptown Grand Central ~ El Barrio 2017-2018

Through Summer, Fall of 2017, and all through the Winter, Spring and Summer of 2018,  the artists participating in the #100GatesProject for NHEMA in East Harlem have been painting. Check out all the Gates in the #100GatesProject #ElBarrio here Check out ‘Behind the Scenes in El Barrio‘ with #100GatesProject While you’re there, check out Tats Cru […]

#100GatesProject + NHEMA in El Barrio 2017-2018

      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, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood […]

#100Gates Behind the Scenes with NY1 in El Barrio

If you want to see the Gates, be prepared to get up really early or stay up really late.  GothamToGo met up with #100GatesProject Director, Natalie Raben and the Commissioner of NYC SBS, Gregg Bishop early in front of the not-yet-open El Nuevo Caridad, on the corner of Second Avenue and 116th Street, to check […]

Join National Black Theatre + Park Avenue Armory for 100 Years |100 Women

    The Park Avenue Armory has joined forces with National Black Theatre to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th amendment in a big way. The organizations have tapped ten major institutions—The Apollo Theater; TheJuilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving […]

Franco the Great Gates Arrive at East River Plaza ~ East Harlem

      The East River Plaza and Blumenfeld Development Group have given a permanent home to several of the Gates, created by beloved Harlem Artist, Franco ‘The Great’ Gaskin.

Let’s Take a Walk in our Parks, Big & Small ~ and Bring Along Your 6′ Measuring Stick

    New York City Parks have a plethora of outdoor art installations throughout all five boroughs. It may come to pass that our City is put under a ‘shelter-in-place’ order. But in the meantime, a nice long walk and some fresh air and exercise might be good for mind and soul. Here are a […]

#TatsCru on The Bowery Wall

      The well-known street artists known as #TatsCru just finished a colorful ode to New York, its street art and Lower East Side history, remembering the man who created the canvas we know today as the Bowery Wall, Tony Goldman, and Keith Haring, the first to create on the wall (1982). Let’s take […]

Winter Lantern Festival 2018 on Staten Island

    Sure to be a big hit, November 28th will begin the first annual Winter Lantern Festival, seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, illuminated by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall.

Party on Park ~ Sunday, September 30th

Get ready to Party on Park ~ Sunday, September 30th from Noon to 4pm, when Lady K Fever will complete another panel ~ ‘remix’ the sunshine with light-reflective strips pieced together by all those who pass by. Building on her work created last weekend, the artist will finish this piece, and it will be installed […]

Dubbed in Light: The East 125th Street Remix ~ August 25th

Save the Date ~ Saturday, August 25th from 1-5pm for Dubbed in Light: The East 125th Street Remix with Lady K Fever! Presented by Uptown Grand Central and the 100 Gates Project, and will be held on the south east corner of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue. On your way, stop by The Food Market […]

45 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in NYC ~ August 2018

    August is a spectacular mix of new and currently on view art installations, exhibits and events, including outdoor art, music and performances. Here are 45 to add to your list, beginning on August 1st and taking you through the month.

Uptown Restaurant Week ~ East Harlem

  East Harlem Restaurant Week runs from July 23 to August 17th, offering $10 deals! In addition, this year, Uptown Grand Central is offering Street Art Trading Cards featuring some of the recent gates painted through the 100 Gates Project. Each time you purchase a ‘special’, you’ll get a trading card. Collect all 10 and […]

35 Events, Exhibits & Installations in NYC to Add to Your List in July

    From Street Art to Sea Art, and so much more in-between, here are 35 art installation, exhibits and events to add to your list in July.

Old School Jam “Street Art Edition” ~ July 8th ~ East Harlem

Join Uptown Grand Central and the 100 Gates Project on Sunday, July 8th for an Old School Jam “Street Art Edition.” The event will take place from Noon to 8pm on Lexington Avenue at 124th Street,with D.J. Tedsmooth and Team Straightface bringing you the best of the 1980s and 90s. Live street art painting and […]

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

      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 […]

Uptown Grand Central at The Plaza ~ East Harlem

Uptown Grand Central ~ 125th Street at Park Avenue, East Harlem Have you checked out The New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA)  Small Business Pop-Up Snack Shop Yet?  Monday through Friday from 3pm to 7 pm, when you can sample offerings from a wide range of East Harlem merchants. Wednesday and Saturday are Fresh Food Box days. Purchase produce […]

Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ on Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street is Back!

      It’s back ~ Spirit of Harlem ~ With a new plaque, dedicating the Mural to the Harlem Community. (and at the same time, we mourn the passing of the artist, Louis Delsarte, on May 2, 2020). The timeline & adventure of a Community coming together to get this beloved mural back on […]

Future Culture: Connecting People & Place on Staten Island’s North Shore

    The Design Trust for Public Space and Staten Island Arts are showcasing the “cool cultural world of the North Shore” of Staten Island with the exhibit, Future Culture: Connecting People and Place on State Island’s North Shore.

Celebrating Black History Month in NYC ~ February, 2021

      In spite of the Pandemic, this year we celebrate Black History Month with a look-back at tragedies and accomplishments. Hand-in-hand, over 20-million people have taken part in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the U.S. alone ~ and millions more worldwide. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof Palme human […]

A Look Inside the Historic Park Avenue Armory in NYC

    In present day, New Yorkers enjoy a plethora of activities at the Park Avenue Armory, including live performances, concerts, art and antique shows. But the Armory enjoys a history just as exciting ~ completed in 1881, designed and decorated by some of the most sought-after masters of the American Aesthetic Movement during the Gilded […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in October, 2020

    Inching our way back to a new normal, October brings with it limited indoor dining, museums, galleries and an array of outdoor art installations, tours, and performances from Astor Place, the Garment District, and Hudson Yards, to Hunters Point. Harlem, Central Park Zoo, and Central Park’s, Doris C. Freedman Plaza. Here are a […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in September, 2020

    Stepping out of a muggy, hot summer, our City takes a giant step opening more businesses, museums and other entertainment venues, learning new phrases like timed-entry & physical-distancing, and considering face masks as necessary as our cell phones. Here are a few suggestions, new and still on view, in September.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Online Viewing in NYC to Add to Your List in August, 2020

    Now in Phase 4, our City continues to open its doors, navigating cautiously, keeping social distance and wearing masks. The green light has been given to low-risk venues like zoos and botanical gardens. Several galleries are now open with timed registration or limited capacity. Outdoor dining puts us one-step closer to ‘almost back […]

Art Installations & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List + Online Viewing Rooms ~ July, 2020

    Moving into the month of July, artists reflect in their artwork the very sentiment in our featured image entitled, Besieged, by artist Jerome Lagarrigue in the current exhibition Young Artists: One at Fridman Gallery. Best said by the gallery, here they “hope to not only create space for the voices of artists, but […]

Celebrating the Life of Lucretia (Lucy) Mott ~ Feminist & Civil Rights Activist during this Centennial Year

      As we await a new monument dedicated to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Sojourner Truth coming to Central Park’s Literary Walk in late 2020, we are reminded of a monument in our nation’s Capital portraying two of those three women plus a third, so active in women’s rights that we […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

      Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in February 2020

    February is a big month for big shows like the Art Dealers Association of America (ADAA), The Winter Show at Park Avenue Armory, the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, along with annual celebrations paying tribute to Black History Month, the Lunar New Year, and Valentine’s Day ~ in addition to museum […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

    2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along […]

Harlem Stage ~ 2019 Fall Calendar is a Celebration of the Centennial of the Harlem Renaissance

    This season, Harlem Stage will celebrate the centennial legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and offer a yearlong initiative focusing on Sun Ra and Afrofuturism. Through these two powerful themes, which will carry into the 2020 season, Harlem Stage will reflect on and celebrate the past, present and artistic future of Harlem and explore how […]

Uptown Grand Central Paints East 125th Street with Uptown GrandScale ~ East Harlem

      Uptown Grand Central has stepped out from under the 125th Street viaduct along Park Avenue to transform fifteen hundred feet of construction fencing into a canvas for fifty artists. We followed Carey King, Director of Uptown Grand Central and Project Organizer, Ayana Hosten, a veteran from the #100GatesProject in East Harlem, when […]

The 39th Edition of The Graffiti Wall of Fame, East Harlem ~ August 24-25, 2019

    Once a year, the who’s who in street art gather for two-days in August to paint and play. The music is loud, spirits are high, and incredible murals are created. The Graffiti Hall of Fame stretches between 106th and 107th Streets, alongside the elevated Metro North train on Park Avenue in El Barrio. […]

Public Art Fund Unveils ~ Elle Pérez: from sun to sun

      Public Art Fund launched a multi-work installation, extending through 100 sites across New York City. The installation, sun to sun, is the work of photographer Ellie Pérez, and consists of a suite of sixteen new photographic works displayed on bus shelters in over thirteen neighborhoods citywide. We caught some of the images […]

Uptown Grand Central begins its Summer Mural Project ~ Uptown GrandScale

    Uptown Grand Central has stepped out from under the viaduct to coordinate a colorful three-sided mural near Metro-North along 125th Street this summer. The project, which will begin on August 3rd, will transform 1,500 feet of green construction fencing on 125th Street/Park Avenue/124th Street, into a canvas.

Beyond the Streets coming to Williamsburg in June 2019

      Beyond the Streets is a true celebration of street as canvas featuring over 150 artists descending on 25 Kent Street in Williamsburg this June.

The Historic Archer Milton Huntington House at 1083 Fifth Avenue, NYC now Home to Salon 94 NYC

      In anticipation of the reopening of the Hispanic Museum and Library this Fall on the Audubon Terrace, we thought we might take a look at the man behind the historic Terrace ~ Archer Milton Huntington ~ and his home on Fifth Avenue.

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in May, 2019

      May is filled with Fairs and Shows from Frieze Week ~ which, this year expanded onto the Rockefeller Center Plaza ~ to Soho’s Superfine, Art New York on the Pier, TEFAF at Park Avenue Armory, Contemporary African Art Fair, NYCxDesign, Sacred Sites, and annual favorites like Jane’s Walk, Kips Bay Designer Show […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to Add to Your List in April, 2019

      Get ready for Spring with exhibits and events that will take you from Plein Air on The High Line to Jazz at The Apollo Theater. Play it Loud at The MET and Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Historic District. Step onto the Roof Garden at The MET and Remember […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Roundup to Add to Your List in March, 2019

      March is filled with exciting and insightful art shows, exhibits and installations including the annual Armory Show, Armory Week, ADAA, with its new component, the Upper East Side Gallery Walk, and the Affordable Art Fair. Foundations with extensive private art collections open their doors with new gallery space in Chelsea and the […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in February, 2019

    There’s a lot going on in the month of February, from the celebration of Black History Month to the Lunar New Year, Valentine’s Day, New York Fashion Week, and a host of new installations and exhibits, including the relocation and opening of the Museum for Dogs here in New York. It’s a month […]

57 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events to Add to Your List in January, 2019

    Kicking-off the New Year with installations, events and exhibits reflecting the diversity of New York ~ celebrating music, dance, art, and photography ~ a comic book festival, an art fair, a dog museum opening, and a host of exciting exhibits from 2018 still on view. Here are 57 suggestions to add to your […]

62 Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in December 2018

    Oh baby it’s cold outside ~ but there are a lot of installations, exhibits and events to warm your heart, with the first part of our list devoted to some suggestions for the Holiday Season. Here are 62 installations, exhibits and events for the month of December, 2018 to add to your list, […]

64 Art Installations, Exhibits & Events Not to Miss in November, 2018

    As we move deeper into Fall, nature presents its own glorious exhibit of colorful foliage in every size and shape. Outdoor art installations that unveiled earlier in the year will be seen through our seasonal lens, many of them still on view through winter, and into 2019. November will bring us indoors, warming […]