#TheWorldLetter Project originally started as a one-time street installation in May of 2017 as a Love Letter to the World. But then something interesting happened. The World began to write a Love Letter to the World. And so it continues on most days in Washington Square Park, weather permitting.
A special evening of songs and stories entitled Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte is being hosted by City College Center for the Arts on March 1st in celebration of Harry Belafonte’s 91st Birthday!
The Salmagundi Club is celebrating 100 years, and to commemorate this milestone, the club will pay homage to the building and its membership activities with a visual tribute to Greenwich Village with the exhibit, Greenwich Village: People, Places, and Things, and the exhibit, The SalmagundiShow, both opened on Tuesday, February 20th.
Recently, CBS New York Channel 2 did a segment on an early reading program taking place in local barbershops throughout the country. Barbershop Books encourages barbershops to create child friendly reading spaces and provide literacy training to barbers across the country.
Save the Date ~ February 16-18 for the ultimate Lego Event! Lego Live NYC will feature build zones with all your LEGO favorites like Architecture, City, Friends, NINJAGO, Star Wars, Technic + many many more taking place in 65,000 square feet at Pier 36.
Save the Date, Saturday, February 17th for Looking Back | Looking Forward, “a symposium of conversations, performances, salons and open studios exploring artistic, social, and political perspectives on the fiftieth anniversary of the extraordinary world-changing events of 1968” ~ The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tea Offensive, the silent demonstration at the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and many other influential moments in our Country’s history.
The Spring Season for LIVE from the NYPLis upon us, engaging notable writers, artists, and leaders in conversation with host, Paul Holdengräber. Take a look at who is heading to the Library Stage + more at NYPL.
In celebration of the upcoming winter olympics in PyeongChang, Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Center New York is showcasing one hundred winter sports helmets, artistically designed by one hundred artists, and 10 works of fashion inspired by the Korean American Fashion Association, D2, in an exhibition entitled PASSION. CONNECTED. 100 x 100.
Allan Kaprow. Paintings New York brings to light the early works of the celebrated American artist. As an artist who immersed himself in the vibrant New York ‘downtown scene’ in the 1940s and 1950s, he created “a significant body of bold, expressive canvases that presaged his later experiments in space, activity, and performance.”
The exhibit Roy Lichtenstein: 1961-63 currently on view at Craig F. Starr Gallery is an “Important subset of Lichtenstein’s work, bringing together a selection of early paintings and drawings,” and on view for just a few more days.
The 32 year-old, popular restaurant and bar, Coogan’sin Washington Heights was on the road to closing because of a rent increase. A petition quickly went up to save the beloved establishment, and 15,000 signatures were gathered. Shortly thereafter, Manhattan Times tweeted out the good news! A new lease was agreed upon, and Coogan’s will remain open.
Kate Oh Gallery kicks-off the New Year with the two-person exhibit, Anima Mundi by internationally renowned artists Celia Gerard and Emily Auchincloss ~ both of these artists were part of the gallery’s inaugural group show entitled, All in One, which may have been a prologue for what the gallery has lined up for this New Year.
“Billionaire Japanese collector Yusaku Maezawa has revealed that the Brooklyn Museum will be the first stop on a world tour of his blockbuster Jean-Michel Basquiat painting, which he bought for $110.5 million at Sotheby’s last spring. The work will be the subject of a show titled “One Basquiat,” which will run from January 26 to March 11.”
One Year of Resistance~ Group Show ~ will open on January 16th at The Untitled Space, featuring the work of more than 80 contemporary artists “responding to the political climate in America since the election of President Donald Trump.”
The School of Visual Arts 2018 winter programming launches with its second iteration, “elmuseo@SVA: May Contain Moving Parts,” an exhibition representing the coming together of two New York Institutions, El Museo del Barrio and the School of Visual Arts.
Save the Dates: Opening on January 13th, Opening Reception on January 18th, Arnaldo Morales activates his kinetic work + Q&A on January 25th, and all participating artists in a panel discussion on February 1st.
The Museum of Arts & Design + the artist, Derrick Adams will take a deep-dive into The Green Book, a guidebook for black Americans, published by New York postal worker Victor Hugo Green from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era in America.
125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past one year. As per The Real Deal, the biggest project filed with the city last month is coming to East Harlem, courtesy of the Richman Group and the project scheduled for 201 East 125th Street. We thought this might be a good time to review what we know about projects coming to East Harlem this year, and we will update, as the year unfolds.
The Opera House, a film exploring the rich history of the Metropolitan Opera, with rarely seen archival footage, stills and interviews, will be on view for two days, Saturday, January 13 and Wednesday, January 17.
When CNN decided to investigate the tradition of the Sunday Church Hat, we were not surprised that they ended up at Evetta Petty’s Harlem’s Heaven Hat Shop, and couldn’t wait to share the CNN video with you.
Artists who have created meaningful work, decade after decade, are celebrated in a year-long exhibit, The Long Run, at The Museum of Modern Art. The exhibits 15 galleries include 130 works of art created since 1970, by artists who were no older than age 45 at the time each of these pieces were created.