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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 Designates Three 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. A City Council subcommittee hearing on this designation will take place on August 14 at City Hall at Noon, and a […]

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 […]

Unusual and Exigent ~ a Look-Back Ten Years

    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.

Radical Routes Tour: Harlem’s Women Activists ~ June 9th

  It’s a Bus Tour! Led by historian Dominque Jean-Louis, get to know the pioneering women of color who helped make Harlem a world-famous center of social activism, cultural experiment and progressive politics throughout the twentieth Century. Hear the stories of visionary local heroines including Ella Baker, Antonia Pantoja, and Pearl Primus through historical tales, […]

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 this summer!  A staging area has already been prepared for trucks, and sheds have been constructed for equipment at the base […]

A Broadway Bouquet is coming to the Flatiron for Earth Day!

      Terrain Work is bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day,  April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.

Milton Glaser + SVA Unveil Three New Subway Posters to Inspire & Engage

    The celebrated graphic designer, Milton Glaser, has unveiled three new public works in the New York City subway stations this week, in direct response to our current political climate and the administrations attack on humanity.  On Monday, December 4, the MTA installed his latest campaign on subway platforms all over this city.

Design Trust for Public Space Finalists Selected……and the Winners Are!

      Out of 105 initial responses to the 2017 Call for Project Ideas presented by Design Trust for Public Space, two winners emerged.  The New East Harlem Merchant Association (NHEMA) and South Bronx Unite. On Saturday, December 2nd, South Bronx Unite and Design Trust for Public Space will kick-off Power in Place: Building […]