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

        It’s Summertime ~ when nothing is better than life outdoors with the annual Summer Streets and Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. This year, adding to our list will be a 100-site installation by Public Art Fund, 7 new sculptures on the Park Avenue Mall, and The Harlem Art Collective’s Summer installation on […]

The New York City Department of Sanitation unveils ‘Trucks of Art’ Project

      The New York City Department of Sanitation has been in the news with a call for artists to paint a DSNY Collection Truck, encouraging New Yorkers to recycle and keep our City healthy, safe and clean.

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

    Summer is heating up with lots of color in all five boroughs. Bringing it outdoors this month, here are Art installations, Events and Exhibits to add to your list in July, with more than 45 exhibits and installations still on view from earlier this year.

Continuous Focus ~ The 2019 Spring Cocktail Party + Photography Auction at New York Academy of Medicine

      The Josephine Herrick Project Presents ~ Continuous Focus: 2019 Spring Cocktail Party + Photography Auction to be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the New York Academy of Medicine.

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 […]

Desert Painters of Australia, Contemporary Indigenous Paintings to open at Gagosian NYC

      Gagosian Madison Avenue will open its doors to a special exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian painting from two significant American collections. Spanning three generations, the exhibition includes works by leading painters from the Central and Western Desert regions.

Car Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 27, 2019

      Car Free Earth Day 2019 is an annual car-free event held on the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square from 9am to 3pm. Within this area, there are six rest stop that include Times Square (42nd Street & Broadway); The […]

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 […]

Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway ~ Audubon Sculpture Project NYC

      The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , New York City Parks Department,  NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for May 17, 2019. Ten sculptures in reclaimed wood to call attention to New York City’s climate threatened birds. We’ve been following the project from its inception at Gitler […]

Donna Karan + ArtLeadHer = King Woman in Celebration of Women’s History Month

      In celebration of Women’s History Month, ArtLeadHer and Donna Karan will host a monthlong art exhibition of work by female artists ~ King Woman.

Celebrating Harry Belafonte’s 92nd Birthday ~ ‘Turn the World Around’ at City College Center for the Arts

      Celebrate the life of the trailblazing entertainer and activist, Harry Belafonte, with artists who know him well at the musical event, Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte at City College of the Arts (CCCA) on Friday, March 1st.

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 […]

DOT Arts + Marcus Garvey Park Alliance ~ Call for RFP

DOT Arts is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs. The Manhattan site is right here in Harlem, located on 116th Street  at the intersection of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd and St. Nicholas Avenue. This installation is a partnership between DOT Art and Marcus Garvey Park Alliance/Public Art Initiative. Read more…… See […]

DOT Art ~ Open Call 2019

    Artists are invited to apply to the Community Commissions 2019 open call in which DOT Art is seeking temporary, site-responsive art proposals in all five boroughs for implementation in spring/summer 2019. This round, applicants may submit sculpture or mural proposals to one of five priority sites. Selected artists are qualified to receive up […]

60 + Art Installations, Exhibits and Events Not to Miss in NYC ~ October 2018

    Fall is a beautiful time of year ~ a time for annual events like Open House New York and Archtober, finding Art in Odd Places, and outdoor art installations from the Garment District, the Upper East Side to Birds on Broadway. We will celebrate the magic of Harry Potter visit the home/studio of Basquiat, […]

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.

Get Ready for Summer Streets 2018 NYC

    Taking place on the first three Saturdays in August, between the hours of 7:00am to 1:00pm, Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, will be closed to traffic, allowing nearly 300,000 people to enjoy the annual event ~ Summer Streets 2018. This year’s theme ~ “Finding joy in unexpected moments,” and […]

JungleGym 2018 ~ NYC Weekend Walks

Concrete Safaris’ JungleGym 2018, a NYC DOT Weekend Walks event sponsored by Tahl Propp Equities, is a 1-block run through a 20-obstacle challenge for children and their families, and an active living fair. The event is designed by the 7-12-year-olds in Concrete Safaris’ City Surfers after school program and led by 14-24-year-old youth in Outdoor […]

‘Happy’ By Studio Cadena will arrive at Flatiron Public Plaza in November

    As part of the 23 Days of Flatiron Cheer for December, Flatiron Partnership and Van Alen Institute announced the winner of the 5th Annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition ~ ‘Happy‘ by Studio Cadena, to be unveiled on the Plaza November 19, 2018.

Jorge Palacios ~ Link ~ arrives at Flatiron Plaza North

    Jorge Palacios ‘Link’ arrived at Flatiron Plaza North, adjacent to Madison Square Park.  The installation is a monumental work created from accoya wood, measuring approximately 13 feet high by 10 feet wide, located across from the Flatiron Building,

Rendering for The Dragon’s Roar at The Gateway to Chinatown

      In 2017, a Request for Proposals went out for a sculpture to be placed at the Gateway to Chinatown on a triangular plaza, where Canal and Walker Streets intersect.

Tatyana Fazlalizadeh: Stop Telling Women to Smile……..on Lenox Avenue in Harlem

      New York City Department of Cultural Affairs announced four new public artists-in-residence (PAIR). We spotted the work of one of them on Lenox Avenue at 125th Street in Harlem. Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, a Brooklyn-based street artist and painter whose street art project Stop Telling Women to Smile tackles gender-based street harassment. Her work […]

Uptown Grand Central Creates the Canvas, Uptown Grand Scale ~ a Summer Installation in East Harlem

    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.

The Apollo Theater Celebrates Harlem Week 2019

      On Monday, July 29, 2019 the Apollo Theater announced special programs and offers to celebrate Harlem and HARLEM WEEK throughout the month of August. HARLEM WEEK is an annual celebration of the best of Harlem which began in 1974 as HARLEM DAY, a one-day event of encouragement and fellowship in Harlem for […]

Garment District Alliance Unveils 2019 ‘Urban Garden’ + ‘Nymph Pond’ Mural

      The Garment District Alliance unveiled its annual green oasis  ~ Urban Garden ~ along with the 180-foot painted mural, Nymph Pond, created by artist Carla Torres along the Broadway Mall between 37th ~ 38th Streets on July 9th.

Dates Announced for Summer Streets 2019

      Each year, Park Avenue is closed to traffic on the nearly seven miles from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park for the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT)’s Summer Streets, encouraging New Yorkers to use a more sustainable form of transportation. In 2018, nearly 300,000 people walked, ran, skated, and bikes […]

Condo New York 2019 ~ a Collaborative Exhibition Across 18 New York Spaces

      Condo, the large-scale collaborative exhibition of international galleries is an annual event, with Condo New York 2019 taking place in 38 galleries across 18 New York spaces beginning today!

Leander Knust: Transformation-Integration at People’s Garden in Morningside Heights

    In our ever-changing city, community garden’s still dot the landscape as a growing-place, gathering place, green space for individual neighborhoods. The art installation, Transformation-Integration: Re-Material Wall by artist Leander Knust addresses the recent tsunami of change and displacement throughout our city.

Take a Walk on the Largest Green Roof in New York City ~ at The Javits Center

      Did you know that the Javits Center holds free tours of its green roof? The 6.75 acre area is one of the largest in the United States, and home to twenty-seven species of birds, five bat species, thousands of honeybees, and a sanctuary for area wildlife. Come along on our tour.

Restoration Moves Forward at Louise Nevelson Chapel of The Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church

      Good news came recently, with the approval from the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, allowing the Louise Nevelson Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church to move forward with initial phases of construction for the renewal project.

‘Life Without Tragedy’ arrives at Astor Place

      The art installation entitled Life Without Tragedy by artist Kostis Velonis arrived at Astor Place this month ~ three sculptures constructed of wood that mimic an ancient Greek amphitheater.

Nari Ward: We the People at the New Museum

      Nari Ward: We the People will open at the New Museum, featuring over thirty sculptures, paintings, videos, and large-scale installation, in a first museum survey in New York of his work.

‘Sugar & Salt’ Vintage Industrial Photographs by Harold Haliday Costain at Keith De Lellis Gallery

      Keith de Lellis Gallery presents a solo exhibition of 1930s industrial photographs by Harold Haliday Costain, one of the leading American modernist photographers of his generation. Sugar & Salt, Vintage Industrial Photographs by Harold Haliday Costain will open November 29, 2018.

A Poetry Jukebox Arrives on the Wittenburg Triangle

    We love the Wittenburg Triangle ~ adjacent to Jefferson Market Gardens and the historic Jefferson Market Library building, at the intersection of Greenwich Avenue, Avenue of the Americas and Eighth Street in Greenwich Village. This week, The Village Alliance unveiled a new art installation on the Triangle – The Poetry Jukebox.

A Parade of Twenty Giant Candy Sculptures Arrived on The Garment District Mall in October 2018 & WTC Campus in January ~ Now on to JFK

    Update on the controversial art installation Candy Nation ~ which left the Garment District Mall in December, 2018 for the World Trade Center Campus, while a flurry of controversy followed one particular ‘candy’ sculpture, representing the Saudi Arabian flag – positioned next to Oculus, near the 9/11 Memorial site. After further consideration, the […]

Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

    Mother, Bethel, Harlem, USA is a collaboration between artist and filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris and students from Hunter College’s IMA MFA program, centered around Harris’s interdisciplinary project, Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR).

Thomas Jefferson Park unveils ‘I Am Here’ by Harumi Ori on July 13th

  The artist Harumi Ori will unveil ‘I am Here’ in Thomas Jefferson Park, with an unveiling on Friday, July 13th from 6:30-8:00pm. I am Here was originally created as a 100-foot long by 8-foot high series of images, located on the corner of Bay Street and Victory Boulevard in Staten Island for DOT ART. This […]

Rockaway! 2018: Narcissus Garden by Yayoi Kusama

      MoMA PS1 presents a site-specific installation by Yayoi Kusama entitled ‘Narcissus Garden,‘ as the third iteration of Rockaway!, a free public art festival with Rockaway Artists Alliance, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Bloomberg  Philanthropies.

Landmark Preservation Commission Approves Designated Central Harlem Blocks ~ Let’s Take a Walk

      The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated the Central Harlem ~ West 130-132nd Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd a Historic District on May 29, 2018, and approved that proposal on September 27, 2018, when a full City Council vote took place.

Rebirth: Kang Muxiang arrives on the Garment District Plazas

    Taiwanese master-sculptor, Kang Muxiang and the Garment District Alliance have unveiled Rebirth: Kang Muxiang on the Broadway Mall between 36th and 38th Streets. The seven graceful installations have become a great attraction ~ especially among the artistic community. One artist in particular, Peiju Chien-Pott, a Principal Dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company, has shown […]

Preparing for the Return of the Harlem Fire Watchtower to Marcus Garvey Park

      Harlemites and preservationists were delighted to receive the recent news that the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower, removed from the Acropolis overlooking Marcus Garvey Park in 2015 for restoration, will be reinstalled in the Summer of 2019.  A staging area has already been prepared for trucks, and sheds have been constructed for equipment […]