Get Ready for Frieze New York 2021 at The Shed & Beyond

      Frieze New York 2021 is not only back, but tickets are sold out! Need a way in? Join Frieze 91 to get special access to the fair with a guest, or check out the Frieze Viewing Room. This years venue, held at The Shed in Hudson Yards, will bring together over 60 galleries […]

The Shed Celebrates a Reopening with Free Tickets to Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water on view through March 28, 2021

      The Shed reopened this month with a powerful and timely exhibition, Howardena Pindell: Rope/Fire/Water, an exhibition about the brutality of racism and the healing power of art, with Free tickets to the public through October 31, 2020. Continuing into 2021, as artist Howardena Pindell’s career has proven, the synergy of art, education, […]

‘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 Shed + Vessel + The Edge ~ Hudson Yards NYC

      Update ~ The Shed is Open! Following the New York State and New York City guidelines, read measures implemented to ensure your safe visit. The Vessel and The Edge are currently Open! While you’re there, check out #KingNyani by Gillie and Marc in Bella Abzug Park.

A Prelude to The Shed

A preview of what The Shed will have to offer is on view across the street from where The Shed is currently under construction. Prelude to The Shed is a free two-week sneak-peek that will run from May 1-13 and will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in […]

‘Albers and Morandi: Never Finished’ to Open at David Zwirner Gallery, Chelsea

      David Zwirner is pleased to present Albers and Morandi: Never Finished, which will be on view at the gallery’s 537 West 20th Street location. The exhibition explores the formal and visual affinities, and contrasts between two of the twentieth century’s greatest painters: Josef Albers (1888–1976) and Giorgio Morandi (1890–1964).

Light & Dark ~ Portraits of Distinguished African Americans coming to Keith de Lellis Gallery

    We were going to save this gorgeous February exhibition for Black History Month, but just couldn’t wait! Keith de Lellis Gallery will open its doors to Light & Dark: Portraits of Distinguished African Americans on February 7th, and we are saving the date.

62-64 East 125th Street to be Demolished + Ground Breaking for East Harlem Entertainment/Cultural Center

This week, a shed went up, surrounding the sidewalk portion of 62-64 East 125th Street, with a permit indicating that the building, located between Madison and Park Avenue, will be demolished. Read more…….                                

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

      May unfolds with a plethora of outdoor art installations and music, new green spaces, fabulous online tours and the return of Frieze New York! Here are a few suggestions for the month of May.

Salon Zürcher: 11 Women of Spirit ~ a Satellite Fair to Add to Your List during Frieze New York 2021

      Adding to our list of what not-to-miss during Frieze Week (New York, 2021), is the satellite exhibition entitled, Salon Zürcher: 11 Women of Spirit, the works of 11 distinguished female artists. Femmes d’esprit was an 18th-century French term that referred to independently-minded female painters, writers, and intellectuals, routinely under-recognized by their male […]

Sam Durant’s Untitled (drone) Heading to The High Line Plinth in May, 2021

      On the heals of The High Line Plinth’s inaugural installation, Simone Leigh: Brick House, today The High Line announced its next artist ~ Sam Durant: Untitled (drone), arriving on the Plinth in May.

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

    Welcoming Spring with open arms, we begin to visit our favorite restaurants, galleries, institutions, outdoor events and installations. Here are a few  suggestions for the month of April ~ as we continue to mask-up and socially distance.

Pier 76 to Become Part of Hudson River Park

      Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the 27th proposal of his 2020 State of the State agenda effectuating the long deferred transfer of Pier 76 from its use as a tow pound for the NYPD to the control of the Hudson River Park Trust to integrate into the park complex. The nearly 250,000 […]

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

      In March, we celebrate Women’s History Month and Saint Patrick’s Day. This March, we also celebrate COVID-19 vaccines and a little more freedom, as we begin to venture out. March also marks the one-year anniversary of our city closures due to the pandemic ~ restaurants, schools, shops ~ the works. It was […]

The Ultimate Pop-Up Descending on the State of New York Beginning February 20th Through Labor Day, 2021 ~ #NYPOPSUP!

      Hugh Jackman, Renée Fleming, Amy Schumer, Alec Baldwin, Chris Rock, Matthew Broderick, Sarah Jessica Parker, Isabel Leonard, Nico Muhly, Joyce DiDonato, John Early and Kate Berlant, Patti Smith, Mandy Patinkin, Raja Feather Kelly, J’Nai Bridges, Kenan Thompson, Gavin Creel, Garth Fagan, Larry Owens, Q-Tip, Billy Porter, Conrad Tao, Bobbi Jene Smith and […]

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

    February 2021 is finally here, and our featured image says it best, we are paralyzed with hope. We kick-off the month in celebration of Black History Month, followed by Valentine’s Day, and a number of new exhibitions and installations indoors and out. In addition, many previous exhibits and installations are still on view. Here […]

Celebrating Black History Month in NYC ~ February, 2021

      In spite of the Pandemic, this year we celebrate Black History Month with a look-back at tragedies and accomplishments. Hand-in-hand, over 20-million people have taken part in Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests in the U.S. alone ~ and millions more worldwide. The Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation won Sweden’s Olof Palme human […]

Preparing for The High Line Extensions!

      Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a proposal to extend the High Line in Manhattan to give pedestrians seamless access to the elevated pathway from the recently opened Moynihan Train Hall as part of the 2021 State of the State. As part of a public-private partnership, Brookfield Property Group will partner with Empire State […]

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

      Adios 2020! A sentiment reverberating around the world, as we move forward into a New Year with art installations, events & exhibits, indoors, outdoors, and online, to add to your list in January, 2021.

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in December, 2020

    In spite of a very difficult year, New Yorkers prepare to celebrate the Holidays. Our trees will go up, our lights will go on, our candles will be lit, our wreaths will adorn our doors, and our caroling will be virtual. Here are a few art installations, events and exhibits to add to […]

Art Installations, Exhibits & Events in NYC to Add to Your List in November, 2020

      It has been a long and slow slog to November, with art installations and exhibitions echoing this sentiment. The Rubin Museum will create space on an entire floor dedicated to social and emotional learning; Zag Landsberg’s ‘Reclining Liberty‘ pretty much portrays our feelings thus far; while others look to a brighter future […]

MTA Arts & Design at Hudson Yards #7 Line ~ Xenobia Bailey

      In 2015, Hudson Yards and its surrounding area looked like nothing more than an enormous construction site, with so many different projects, it was hard to separate one from the other. But in September of that year, the MTA completed and opened its #7 crosstown subway line to Hudson Yards, and the […]

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 […]

Let’s Take a Walk in our Parks, Big & Small ~ and Bring Along Your 6′ Measuring Stick

    New York City Parks have a plethora of outdoor art installations throughout all five boroughs. It may come to pass that our City is put under a ‘shelter-in-place’ order. But in the meantime, a nice long walk and some fresh air and exercise might be good for mind and soul. Here are a […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in March 2020

      Kick-off the month of March with Women’s History Month and a host of related events. March is also the month for some of our favorite indoor exhibitions like The Armory Show and Armory Art Week, Asia Week NYC, Architectural Digest Design Show, and The Affordable Art Fair; Museums and galleries open their doors […]

Why do We Love our Independent Bookshops in NYC? Let us Count the Ways.

      Did you know that for every $100 you spend at an independently owned business, $68 will stay in the community? And when you spend the same amount at a national chain, only $43 stays in the community. We learned this from Greenlight Bookstore, and have to agree ~ independent bookshops have roots […]

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 […]

Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

    2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along […]

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

      Tis the season for indoor artistic treks, from galleries to museum, and gorgeous holiday displays in a variety of public spaces throughout our five boroughs. Here are Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to add to your list in December, with more than 50 still on view!

Six Temporary Art Installations Pop-Up in Bella Abzug Park at Hudson Yards

    Who can forget Bella Abzug ~ and in honor of her memory, New York City Parks renamed Hudson Yards Park in her honor during Women’s History Month, 2019. The busy little Park is also a #7 Train stop on the subway at 34th Street, and sits alongside an entrance to The Shed and […]

The Poetry Jukebox Coming to Bella Abzug Park near Hudson Yards

      We’ve enjoyed The Poetry Jukebox on the Wittenburg Triangle in Greenwich Village, and in the East Village at Extra Place next to Howl! Happening Gallery. Now, The Poetry Jukebox will make its way to Bella Abzug Park.

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. Read a Yimby 2020 Update. Come […]

Simone Leigh: Brick House ~ the Inaugural Installation on the High Line Plinth

      As the High Line extends north, the new extended section known as the High Line Plinth will unveil its inaugural installation when it opens in June, 2019.  And since June is right around the corner, we spied a work-in-progress, the inaugural installation ~ Simone Leigh’s Brick House, seen from 10th Avenue at […]

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 […]

Take a Sneak Peek at the New MoMA Expansion, Reopening October 21, 2019

    The Museum of Modern Art completed the final phase of its multi-year, multi-million dollar expansion and renovation project, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Gensler. Take a look inside….

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, […]

Get Ready for Archtober 2018 + Open House New York

      The annual event, Archtober, will kick-off on October 1st featuring hundred of events, tours and exhibitions organized by more than 60 partners across all five boroughs. With so many interesting events, talks and tours on their calendar, deciding what to add to your list won’t be easy. Here are a few things […]

40 Events, Exhibits & Installations Not to Miss this May in NYC

      Spring is filled with events, art exhibits and installations in our Parks, Galleries, Museums, and Public Spaces.  In addition, we look forward to such annual events as 2018 NYCxDESIGN, MAS Jane’s Walk, GVSHP’s Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp, The El Barrio Ethnic Festival, and Frieze 2018. Here are 40 that caught our […]

NYCxDESIGN 2018

Save the Dates for NYC X Design 2018, May 11-23 ~ a celebration of over a dozen design disciplines across all five boroughs. Many of the events and tours are exciting, new spaces or exhibits & installations that have been in the news ~ like A Prelude to the Shed and Essex Street Market, and […]

Adrian Sas: Source to Spout Along Riverside Park from 64th~148th Streets

      Artist Adrian Sas augments our understanding of reality with an installation entitled ‘Source to Spout‘ in Riverside Park. by wrapping a series of panoramic photographs around drinking fountains throughout the park, Sas reveals the system of protected lands, reservoirs, and aqueducts which feeds these fountains.  This new and very refreshing installation will […]

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.

Celebrating Juneteenth 2021 on June 19th

      Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and […]

Virtual Museum Mile Festival 2021 set for June 8th

    Eight New York City museums are coming together, once again, to present the 43rd annual Museum Mile Festival (Virtual/In-Person) on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 9 am to 9 pm. The day-long celebration of art and culture will feature live and pre-recorded programs, virtual exhibition tours, live musical performances, and activities for all […]

National Black Theatre Teams up with ‘Ray’ to Create ‘Ray Harlem’ on National Black Theatre Way

      When the National Black Theatre announced its intention to develop its current site, concerns about the interior (and exterior) artistic treasurers were of great concern. The property, which was purchased by the Theatre’s founder, Dr. Barbara Ann Teer in 1969, houses the largest collection of Nigerian New Sacred Art in the Western […]

NYC Parks + The Bronx River Alliance Celebrate the Annual Bronx River Flotilla

      The 22nd annual Amazing Bronx River Flotilla is a celebration of the Bronx River as a revitalized resource for recreation, education, and enjoyment. On Saturday, May 15th, over 50 paddlers journeyed 5 miles down the river in canoes and kayaks, traveling past new and restored parks including the Bronx River Forest, River […]

Martin Adalian: Disintegration, Opening this Summer at JoAnne Artman Gallery

      JoAnne Artman Gallery opens its doors to DISINTEGRATION, a showing of Martin Adalian’s most recent paintings that explore the disintegration of memory, material, and of past and present. Appearing as though recovered relics with aged facades and canvas imperfections, Adalian’s paintings fuse contemporary aesthetics of mixed media and grunge with classical portraiture. Establishing […]

Opera Gallery Celebrates Sculpture Artist, Manolo Valdés in a Solo Exhibition

      Opera Gallery will celebrate famous painter and sculptor Manolo Valdés with an unprecedented solo exhibition simply titled Manolo Valdés at their New York location (791 Madison Avenue), opening on May 20th and running through June 20th.

Apollo Resounding: A Virtual Benefit in Support of The Apollo Theater

    The Apollo today announced the non-profit’s annual spring fundraiser will take place virtually on the Apollo Theater’s Digital Stage on Monday, June 7 at 7:30pm ET. This year’s benefit, APOLLO RESOUNDING, will honor Felicia and Ben Horowitz with the inaugural Impact Award, given to individuals whose philanthropic leadership has made an extraordinary impact […]

Hauser & Wirth + Hunter College in MFA/MA Exhibition, ‘We Were Already Gone’

      Hauser & Wirth New York will open its doors to ‘We Were Already Gone’, an exhibition at its West 22nd Street location in the Chelsea Arts District, organized in collaboration with Hunter College. Curated by graduate students in Hunter’s Department of Art & Art History, this exhibition will showcase the work of […]