NYC Parks Department Monuments Conservation Program Crew at Washington Square Arch

        The New York City Parks Department Monuments Conservation Program Crew will be heading to Washington Square Park on Thursday, July 21, 2022 to begin intensive stone repairs, micro-abrasive cleaning, and chemical protection to preserve the Washington Square Arch’s masonry.

NYC Parks to Preserve George Segal’s ‘Gay Liberation’ Sculptures as Part of The Monuments Conservation Program

      In honor of Pride Month, NYC Parks’ monuments crew will provide annual care for George Segal’s Gay Liberation sculptural group commemorating the Stonewall Riots. The work is part of the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program.

NYC Parks’ Monuments Conservation Program Launches 25th Season beginning in Harlem with Richard Hunt’s ‘Harlem Hybrid’

      As the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP) commences, a team of skilled conservators and trainees have started making the rounds to clean, recoat and treat several major monuments throughout the five boroughs. On Friday, this year’s three new seasonal apprentices worked with staff using ladders and a […]

NYC Parks’ Conservation Team Spruce up Veterans Monuments for Veterans Day

      NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservators were hard at work to preserve more than 25 war memorials ahead of Veterans Day. Parks’ bronze sculptures have been cleaned and rewaxed to make them shine in honor of our veterans.

The Met’s Great Hall to Display Ancient Maya Stone Monuments from Republic of Guatemala

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today that it will unveil a new installation of two eighth-century Maya stone monuments, known as stelae, in its iconic Great Hall on September 2, 2021. The two massive stelae—both significant long-term loans from the Republic of Guatemala—feature life-sized representations of influential Indigenous American rulers: a king, […]

NYC Parks Releases ‘Our Urban Forest’ Storymap

      NYC Parks today announced the completion of a brand-new StoryMaphighlighting the City’s trees, canopy, and forestry maintenance titled “Our Urban Forest.” Through the StoryMap, Parks has compiled the most comprehensive look at the City’s urban forest to date, complete with information on the city’s process for caring for trees; contextual data on […]

NYC Parks Department holds Rededication of Heintz Memorial & Reinstallation of Fame Statue in Joyce Kilmer Park, Bronx

      NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue and Parks Director of Art & Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn joined the Public Design Commission’s Senior Manager of Art, Conservation & Design Carolina Llano, State Senator Jose Serrano, President of the 161 Street BID Trey Jenkins, Community Board 4 Parks Chair Paul Lozito, members of the Friends of […]

NYC Parks & NYCEDC Break Ground on $87 Million Restoration of the Orchard Beach Pavilion

      NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue & New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) Chief Infrastructure Officer Josh Kraus joined Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson, State Assembly Member Michael Benedetto, Council Member Marjorie Velazquez, Council Member Amanda Farias, Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr., President of the Friends of Pelham Bay Park Nilka Martell, […]

Apollo Theater to Release Limited Edition NFT Commemorating June 13th Annual Spring Benefit

    In celebration of the Apollo’s Spring Benefit on Monday, June 13, the non-profit announced today it will release a limited edition non-fungible token (NFT) commemorating the annual event. Approximately 400 NFTs will be issued  through Ticketmaster. The special NFTs will be given to each person who donated to Apollo’s Spring Benefit. The commemorative […]

NYC Parks Readying ‘Dante’ for His 700th Anniversary with Rededication Ceremony in Dante Park on September 14th

      With the help of specially trained City Cleanup Corps (CCC) staff, NYC Parks’ monuments crew is fully conserving the famed statue of Dante Alighieri by Ettore Ximenes, using blow torches and boom lifts to treat the bronze sculpture in advance of the 700th anniversary of the Italian poet’s death in September.

NYC Parks + Green-Wood Experts to Preserve Old Gravesend Cemetery

      NYC Parks Citywide Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP) conservators and summer apprentices, collaborating with Green-Wood Cemetery experts, will be resetting and restoring weathered and toppled gravestones at Old Gravesend Cemetery, Check NYC Parks website for free tours of this site. Next up, Sunday, October 17th, 2021 from 11am to 1:00pm by Urban Park […]

‘Richard Hunt: Masterworks’ to Open at White Cube New York

      White Cube New York is pleased to present a solo exhibition of works by Richard Hunt (1935–2023). One of the preeminent American sculptors of the 20th century, Hunt’s hybrid creations are characterized by an exploration of dualities – the natural and the industrial, the surreal and the abstract, the geometric and the organic. […]

Madison Square Park Conservancy’s Annual Public Art Symposium ~ Transforming Public Art ~ at SVA Theatre Set for June 2nd

      Madison Square Park Conservancy announced the program for its eighth annual symposium, which convenes artists, curators, and cultural leaders to discuss critical issues and ideas in the fields of public and contemporary art. This year’s symposium, Transforming Public Art, explores how artists are reshaping public art practice—and public space itself—through the use […]

Harlem is……Healing Kicks-Off Harlem Week with Outdoor Exhibit Celebrating Heroes of the Pandemic

      A larger-than-life outdoor public art exhibit is opening on August 12 on St. Nicholas Avenue between 120thand 121st Streets as part of the continuing Harlem is . . . Healing campaign by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group and in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program. The installation has been extended to May […]

In 2023 We Commemorate the 81st Year of Executive Order 9066, Japanese-American Internment ~ New York Day of Remembrance, February 19th

        A dear woman, a friend, recently passed away.  In her 90s, she was an inspiration to all who knew her ~ looking quite dapper, out doing errands every day, no matter the weather, and with a memory rivaling all those still in mid-life.  It was at her 49 Day Funeral Ceremony […]

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

    The December calendar is filled with Holiday Joy, bringing back some of our favorite annual events from outdoor tree lighting ceremonies all around town to indoor and outdoor Holiday Markets. Here are a few suggestions for art installations, exhibits and a plethora of events during the month of December, 2021.

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

      November brings with it some of our favorite annual events ~ this year, in-person. Canstruction will raise money for City Harvest; The Art Show will raise money for Henry Street Settlement; The Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Parade, NYBG Holiday Train Show and LuminoCity Festival kick-off a festive holiday season. Art House will open […]

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 […]