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 […]

12 Giant Illuminating Seesaws Arriving in the Garment District ~ Impulse

    The Garment District Alliance has kicked-off the New Year with Impulse, an interactive installation comprised of 12 over-sized seesaws that will transform Broadway in the Garment District into a gleaming winter wonderland on Monday, January 6th.

‘Meet at The Shed’ for Open House on January 11, 2020

      Kick-off the New Year with the first-ever Open House, Meet at The Shed on January 11th, celebrating its opening season as it draws to a close. Meet at The Shed will feature special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.

The Apollo Theater Announces Spring 2020 Season

      Today, the iconic nonprofit Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2020 season featuring genre-spanning performances—from music, dance, and theater to comedy and film screenings—that continue the theater’s strong mission of articulating African American narratives through cultural programming. Season highlights include the Apollo’s Africa Now! and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration […]

‘Heart Squared’ by MODU + Eric Forman Studio ~ Winner of 2020 Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition

      Times Square Arts has announced that MODU and Eric Forman Studio’s Heart Squared is the winner of this year’s annual Times Square Valentine Heart Design Competition curated by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. As this year’s winning design, Heart Squared will be unveiled on January 30 at 11am at Father Duffy Square, […]

Yayoi Kusama: EVERY DAY I PRAY FOR LOVE at David Zwirner in November

    David Zwirner will open its doors to new work by Yayoi Kusama at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York. The exhibition will feature new paintings, new sculptures, an immersive installation, and the debut of INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – DANCING LIGHTS THAT FLEW UP TO THE UNIVERSE, 2019.

Historic Harlem Fire Watchtower Ribbon Cutting ~ October 26, 2019

    The long-awaited ribbon-cutting for the restoration and unveiling of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower took place on Saturday, October 26, 2019, to the delight of the entire community. Come along with us as we walk up to the Acropolis and celebrate the watchtower’s return.

Ziggy by Hou de Sousa Winner of Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition

      The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute today announced the winner of the sixth annual Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition: Ziggy by New York-based team Hou de Sousa. On view November 18, 2019–January 1, 2020, Ziggy will celebrate the holiday season with vibrant hues and playful gestures, creating a highly visible landmark at the heart of the Flatiron District and the centerpiece of […]

A Look Back at The Garment District Alliance & Fancy Animal Carnival ~ September 2016

      With Fremin Gallery’s upcoming exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, we thought it a good time to look back at the artist, Hung Yi’s work, in his previous exhibition, Fancy Animal Carnival, displayed all along Broadway in the Garment District a few years ago.

How to Build a House: Architectural Research in the Digital Age at The Cooper Union

    A new exhibition showcasing the conception and making of the DFAB HOUSE, the world’s first fully inhabited building to have been digitally planned and largely built with the help of robots and 3D printers will open at The Cooper Union on September 12th.

She’s Back! Hippo Ballerina now on the Flatiron South Public Plaza

      The Flatiron Partnership just welcomed Hippo Ballerina, by Danish artist Bjørn Okholm Skaarup, to the South Plaza. Inspired by Degas’ Little Dancer Aged Fourteen (Petite danseuse de quatorze ans) and the dancing hippos of Walt Disney’s Fantasia, Hippo Ballerina vividly illustrates the artist’s ability to reinterpret subjects and themes found in ancient […]

Rafa Macarron: Fluorescent Routine to open at Allouche Gallery in September

      Allouche Gallery opens its doors to Rafa Macarron: Fluorescent Routine, in a solo exhibition ~ a magic circus of elongated figures on a journey to Manhattan!

Famed Apollo Theater to Hold Fall Amateur Night Auditions ~ September 21st

Got talent? Let’s see whatcha got in an open call from the famed Apollo Theater, holding Fall Amateur Night Auditions on Saturday, September 21st for the 2019-2020 seasons. The auditions will take place from 10am to 6pm, held at the Apollo Theater, where Amateur Night producers will screen the first 250 vocalists, rappers, dancers, comedians, spoken […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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!

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.

Petition for a Bus Shelter at Madison Avenue between 123/124th Streets

Nicely designed bus shelters dot the landscape of Harlem & East Harlem ~ except for the M1 Bus Stop between 123/124th Streets on Madison Avenue directly across from Marcus Garvey Park. Residents in the area have started a petition which can be found at the front desk at Maple Plaza, 1919 Madison Avenue, between 123/124th […]

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.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […]

‘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.

‘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.

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, […]

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).