Chinatown Recipient of 11 Transformational Projects as Part of Downtown Revitalization Initiative

      Governor Kathy Hochul today announced eleven transformational projects in Chinatown as part of its $20 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative Award. In Round 5 of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, the Regional Economic Development Councils had the opportunity to award two communities $10 million each or one community $20 million. The New York City […]

Assembly for Chinatown creates Vibrant Murals for Chinatown Restaurants

      A women-led team consisting of Rachel Chaos of Chaos Built, A+A+A Design Studio’s Andrea, Ari and Ashley, and the mural artists, Kat Lam, Rose Wong, Jennifer Palomaa, sarula Bao, Jia Sung, Vanessa Nguyen and Chanel Miller, with Volunteer Coordinator, Alison Chi and On-Site Coordinator, Alice Liu, along with Yin Kong, project curator […]

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 […]

NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designated the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown a NYC Landmark

      NYC Landmarks Preservation commission voted June 22, 2021 to designate the Kimlau War Memorial in Chinatown a New York City Landmark. 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.

Spread Love: Stop Asian Hate Mural Unveiled in Chinatown

    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.

CITYarts Begins Mural Restoration in Chinatown’s St. James Triangle Park

      CITYarts, a not-for-profit that connects local youth with professional artists to collaborate on public art, recently began the restoration of their ‘Flowering Vine & Us’ in St. James Triangle Park, located in Chinatown. In keeping with social distancing measures, the painting is being done in small groups, masks required.

Unveiling of Permanent Monument to Dr. Sun Yat-sen in Columbus Park, Chinatown

      On the anniversary of the 153 birthday of Dr. Sun Yat-sen ~ founder of the Republic of China ~ a permanent sculpture depicting the  early 20th-century revolutionary figure was placed in the northern plaza at Columbus Park in Chinatown.

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.

Get Ready for 2019 #SeasonalStreet on Doyers Street in Chinatown NYC

    Artist Dan Monteavaro aka #MONCHO1929 has been commissioned to create the #AsphaltArt for this season’s mural on Doyers Street in Chinatown.

Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers on Doyers Street in Chinatown

    The Chinatown BID, NYC DOTart, Fou Gallery and ArtBridge have come together to present the street mural Chen Dongfan: The Song of Dragon and Flowers.

Celebrate The Year of the Rabbit in NYC ~ It’s Lunar New Year 2023

      This year, Chinese New Year ~ The Year of the Rabbit ~ falls on Sunday, January 22nd, with the celebrations lasting before and after. Even though we are firmly in Winter, this Holiday is also known as the Spring Festival, and is the longest Chinese Holiday, with celebrations up to 16 days. […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the January 2023 GothemToGo Art Roundup

      2023 kicks-off with many of our favorite in-person events beginning with the Three Kings Day Parade and ending with The Winter Show back at Park Avenue Armory. Ring in the New Year with joyful song in Times Square and a day of service in celebration of MLK Day. Be inspired by a […]

Victoria Sambunaris: High and Dry at Yancey Richardson in January, 2023

      High and Dry, an exhibition of new photographs by Victoria Sambunaris, documents the inexorable evidence of human activity on the desert landscape from the literal to the geological. The work will be on view at Yancey Richardson from January 5 through February 18, 2023, and will feature seven new large-scale photographs traversing the […]

Little Amal Walks Arrives in NYC to Visit All Five Boroughs

      Bringing attention to displaced people everywhere, Little Amal Walks NYC, in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse, will visit each of our five Boroughs ~ meeting all New Yorkers including civic leaders, community groups. The giant puppet named Little Amal, imaging a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, has traveled over 5,500 miles, brings with […]

The Whitney Presents ‘At The Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism’

      The Whitney Museum of American Art presents At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an exhibition of over sixty works by more than forty-five artists that highlights the complexity of American art produced between 1900 and 1930. The exhibition showcases how American artists responded to the realities of […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

    June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day […]

Art Exhibits, Events & Installations in NYC ~ it’s The May 2022 Art Roundup

        Ushering in annual in-person events, May will open its doors to the ever popular Jane’s Walk, TEFAF will return to the Park Avenue Armory, NYCxDesign celebrates its 10th anniversary, Madison Avenue prepares for its Spring Gallery Walk, the Roof Garden Commission, Lauren Halsey, will unveil at The Met, FRIEZE New York […]

Museum of the City of New York Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of its Ongoing Exhibition, ‘Activist New York’

      The ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now celebrating its tenth year, opened in May, 2012 at The Museum of the City of New York. Exploring issues of political and civil rights, religious freedom, immigration, gender equality, environmental advocacy, and economic rights—and drawing on artifacts, images, and interactive components— Activist New York provides a […]

Museum of the City of New York to Unveil Mural by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya ‘Raise Your Voice’ as Part of “Activist New York’

      As a complement to its ongoing exhibition Activist New York, now entering its 10th anniversary, Museum of the City of New York will unveil a new immersive mural installation by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya that illustrates the resilience of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) New Yorkers, and solidarity across activist movements. Incorporating contemporary images and historical activist figures Malcolm X and Yuri Kochiyama, Phingbodhipakkiya’s installation “Raise Your Voice” invites audiences to consider their own power […]

FIT Art & Design Gallery Presents ‘Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation’

    Celebrating the Asian American community’s significant contributions to the fashion industry, and fashion in New York, The Fashion Institute of Technology’s (FIT) School of Graduate Studies, in collaboration with The Museum at FIT (MFIT), will open its doors to the exhibition, Asian Americans in New York Fashion: Design, Labor, Innovation.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in February, 2022

      February ushers in some of our favorite Annual Events from Black History Month and Lunar New Year to Groundhog Day and Valentine’s Day. February also explodes with a number of beautiful exhibitions including Faith Ringgold at New Museum, Suchitra Mattei at Hollis Taggart, The New Bend at Hauser & Wirth, David Byrne […]

Celebrating Lunar New Year 2022 in NYC ~ The Year of the Tiger

    Tuesday, February 1st is the first day of the 15 day Lunar New Year celebration. Events will take place throughout our five boroughs. Here are a few suggestions for the 2022 NYC Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Tiger.

Outdoor Dining at ‘A Pasta Bar’ in SoHo, an Artistic Experience

      One of the few benefits of COVID-19 has been the addition of more outdoor dining, with restaurants throughout our five boroughs expanding their footprints in some very creative ways.

Logan Hicks: Tunnel Vision comes to East Harlem

      The largest stenciled mural in the world was completed this week by (who else would you expect to do it?) artist, Logan Hicks, located within the East River Plaza complex on 117th Street in East Harlem. How cool is that! “This started with a vision of going beyond making just a mural. […]

‘Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism’ Opens at Museum of Chinese in America

      The doors of The Museum of Chinese in America are back open after a fire that nearly devastated their collection. Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism will open on July 15th. It is an exhibit that helps to navigate through a plethora of targeted assaults across the country, and a […]

The Audubon Mural Project adds a Stunning Mosaic ~ Trumpeter Swans

      in 2014, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & ___ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The project consisted of painting avian-themed murals on more […]

‘Rice Terraces’ by Dasic Fernandez the 2021 Doyers Street NYC DOT Asphalt Art Activations Street Mural

      Chilean-born New York street artist Dasic Fernandez was the commissioned artist for this year’s NYC DOT’s ‘Asphalt Art Activations‘ mural project on the historic Doyers Street in Chinatown. Her mural, which was unveiled this week, is entitled Rice Terraces and spans the entire 4,851 square feet, at 200 feet long. The artwork was unveiled […]

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

      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.

‘Maya Lin: Ghost Forest’ growing in Madison Square Park

      At a time when New Yorkers are cherishing outdoor space ~ from pocket-parks to Central Park, the Madison Square Park Conservancy is preparing to unveil a much anticipated (and delayed) commissioned work by sculptor artist/environmental activist, Maya Lin, with her thoughtful and relevant installations entitled Ghost Forest.

Van Alen Institute and Urban Design Forum Expand COVID-19 Response Initiative ‘Neighborhoods Now.’

      The Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute today announced the expansion of Neighborhoods Now, a COVID-19 response initiative that connects New York City’s hard-hit neighborhoods with coalitions of architects, designers, engineers, lawyers, and planners providing pro bono expertise. From February to June 2021, Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE)and Think!Chinatown, Banana Kelly […]

A Day of Restoration with Montefiore Hospital Front-Line Workers: Mosaic Rolling Bench at General Grant National Memorial

      The Montefiore Hospital Front-Line Workers, community, volunteers, and CITYarts are restoring the 400 ft. long Rolling Bench Mosaic at the General Grant National Memorial in New York City on October 22, 2020. Here are a few of some images from their day, with photo credit to Wendy Nadler.

Van Alen + NYC Council Announce ‘Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge’ Winners!

      (August 17, 2020—New York, NY)—Van Alen Institute and the New York City Council today announced the winning proposals for Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition that aims to spark a new public conversation about New York City’s infrastructure. As made even more clear by the COVID-19 pandemic, public spaces and transportation […]

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, Performances & Exhibits in our Parks + Online ~ June, 2020

    Online Viewing Rooms and our local Parks, large and small, have supported our efforts to stay healthy and positive during this difficult time. As we prepare for reopening June 8th, we continue with these creative ways to connect. June brings with it more than 40 art installations, performances and online exhibits to add […]

…..and the Winner is ~ Community Board 11 East Harlem

Hot off the press from our Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer ~ Every quarter since July 1, 2019, Manhattan Community Boards are rewarded for their quarter-upon-quarter growth in recycling rates. CBs with the highest rates of growth earn cash awards from Pratt Industries– which runs New York City’s only recycling plant– to be donated to […]

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 […]

The Armory Show + Armory Arts Week 2020 + More!

      The Armory Art Show 2020 will welcome 178 exhibitors from 31 countries, featuring an expanded curatorial program and 30 first-time exhibitors. The annual event will take place March 5-8 on Piers 90 and 94 ~ followed by Armory Arts Week.

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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

    On the heals of Memorial Day, we celebrate the beginning of summer with more than 50 outdoor installations and events from Coney Island and Roosevelt Island to Riverbank State Park. This month’s Roundup of Art Installations, Events & Exhibits explores what’s new, what to look forward to, and what’s still on view. Here […]

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.

‘Patrick Martinez | That Which We Do Not See’ opening at Fort Gansevoort

      Fort Gansevoort will open its doors to the exhibition PATRICK MARTINEZ | That Which We Do Not See, the first solo show featuring new work by Los Angeles-based artist Patrick Martinez. “Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.” Martin Luther King, The Measure of […]

Celebrating The Chinese New Year 2019 ~ The Year of the Pig

      February 5th officially kicks-off the Chinese Lunar New Year ~ The Year of the Pig.  It is said that those born in the Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are realistic, energetic, enthusiastic and a little materialistic. There are so many ways to celebrate. Here are […]

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.