Jennifer Hudson Live at The Apollo Theater ~ a Celebration of Black Women Business Owners

 

 

 

Jennifer Hudson Live at The Apollo Theater. Image via priceless.

Mastercard will present the “Jennifer Hudson Live at The Apollo” concert on August 19th, the first live audience performance at the Apollo Theater since March 2020. At this intimate gathering of Black women entrepreneurs and select cardholders, Ms. Hudson will perform classic Aretha Franklin hits featured in Respect as well as songs from her own catalogue. Limited tickets are available for purchase on Priceless.com here, with 100% of sales benefiting Fearless Fund.

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Steed Taylor: Magic Hour ~ a Road Tattoo to be Created in The Garment District August 4th

 

 

 

Steed Taylor building a path ‘Magic Hour’ in the Garment District. Image via Steed Taylor on Instagram.

The Garment District Alliance will unveil a 225-foot-long painted mural by local artist, Steed Taylor. Broadway in the Garment District will receive a custom ‘road tattoo’, titled Magic Hour, created by local artist Steed Taylor. Presented by the Garment District Alliance, the 225-foot-long painted road mural stretches from 39th to 40th Streets on Broadway in the Garment District and will be available to the public through this fall. New Yorkers can watch the design come to life, as artist Steed Taylor finalizes the mural on Wednesday, August 4th. The artwork is also part of GDA’s summer programming, which features Broadway Rhythm, a series of weekly musical performances from 12 – 2pm on the Garment District plazas.

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The Apollo Celebrates ‘Harlem Week’ with Free Panel Discussion about Harlem’s Own Luke Cage

 

 

 

The Apollo Celebrates ‘Harlem Week’ with Free Panel Discussion about Harlem’s Own Luke Cage

On Saturday, August 14 at 11am ET, the Apollo Theater will celebrate HARLEM WEEK and Free Comic Book Day, the largest annual comic book event, with an exploration of Harlem-based superhero, Luke Cage. This free virtual panel of comic creators and television producers illuminates Luke Cage’s rise from the comic book page to Netflix series while tackling social justice issues.

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Something Broke: 2011-Windows-2021 by Mariela Scafati at Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

 

 

Something Broke: 2011-Windows-2021 by Mariela Scafati. Graphic design by Julián Solí­s Morales. Organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2021.

Storefront for Art and Architecture opened Something Broke: 2011-Windows-2021, an exhibition by Buenos Aires-based artist Mariela Scafati that presents an installation of hand-painted posters lettered by the artist with her writings and reflections on art, activism, and community. The exhibition, hosted at Storefront’s gallery space at 97 Kenmare Street, is open Wednesday through Saturday until September 15th, 2021.

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Broadway Mall Association Unveils ‘Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway’

 

 

 

Bloom 1 “the Earth Laughs”, 2020/21; L: Rosa Portogallo marble, 35 x 74 x 37 inches. R: Breccia Viola marble, 31 x 55 x 29 inches. On loan from the Francis J. Greenburger Collection, New York Broadway at 64th Street (Dante Park). Image courtesy The Broadway Mall Association

We just love the Broadway Mall Association public art installations, and have been waiting to see what would come next after Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway.’

Broadway Blooms: Jon Isherwood on Broadway, a sculpture exhibition located at eight locations between 64th Street and 157th Street is now on view. The sculptures are shaped in the form of flowers, celebrating the return to life from a long and difficult winter into spring.

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

 

 

The Summer Salon is now on view at Living with Art Salon in a brownstone located in the Mount Morris Historic District of Harlem. Above, Ceramic piece by artist Reuben Sinha with artist Tomo Mori on the wall in the background

This month, we lead our Roundup into August with three of many NYC Parks Department art installations that reflect the times we live in, as we kick-off the month outdoors with everything from miniature golf in Battery Park City to a plethora of concerts and walking tours. Many of our favorite annual events are back on track, like the 9th annual Hindu Lamp Ceremony in Brooklyn Bridge Park, East Harlem’s Giglio, and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival – plus a new mural that makes the Guinness Book of World Records. There are still tons of installations and exhibits “Still on View,” and a few wonderful finds “Out East” and “Heading North,” Here are art installations, exhibits and events to add to your list in August.

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Celebrate Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place ~ a Co-Street Naming on August 12th

 

 

 

Art Kane: A Great Day in Harlem

As we approach August, and the return of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Summerstage, and Jazzmobile’s Summerfest, ~ Uptown Grand Central and Jazzmobile announced the August 12th commemorative street co-naming of East 126th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues. Art Kane Harlem 1958 Place will be named on the 63rd anniversary of the gathering of the 57 jazz luminaries in the iconic East Harlem photograph taken by Art Kane ~ A Great Day in Harlem.

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It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC ~ Summer 2021 in all 5 Boroughs!

 

 

 

Part of NYC Homecoming Week

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) Executive Director and President Rocky Bucano today announced with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie the dynamic lineup of Hip Hop, Latin freestyle, dance, freestyle, techno, and funk artists set to perform at the “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts to be held at outdoor venues in The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens.

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The Public Theater Mobile Unit ‘Summer of Joy’ Coming to All 5 Boroughs!

 

 

The Public Theater announced a fabulous schedule of performances for its Summer of Joy Mobile Unit. The Mobile Unit will be touring all five boroughs from July 31 to August 29, 2021 ~ all performances free and open to the public.

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Living With Art ‘Summer Salon’ with Works by Tomo Mori + Reuben Sinha

 

 

 

The textile artwork of Tomo Mori at The Summer Salon, now on view at Living with Art Salon. Image courtesy Connie Lee, Living with Art Salon.

On the heals of the exhibition ‘At Home’, Living with Art Salon opens its doors to The Summer Salon, creating a unique and colorful conversation between Ceramics and Fiber Art. This new exhibition features the works of two artists ~ Reuben Sinha and Tomo Mori.

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Union Square Partnership presents its First Summer Installation ~ ‘Collective Vision’

 

 

 

Collective Visions by artists GERALUZ & WERC, with some fabulous volunteers including (above) Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Assembly Member Harvey Epstein, State Senator Liz Krueger and Executive Director Jennifer Falk! Image via Union Square Partnership on Facebook.

This summer, Union Square is hosting several public art installations, promoting social justice. The first of the installations ~ a Street Busway Mural entitled ‘Collective Vision’ ~ was just completed.

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Congratulations to the Recipients of the 2021 Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative!

 

 

 

Image courtesy The Apollo Theatre

Today, the Apollo, in collaboration with 125th Street Business Improvement District (BID) and the Harlem Commonwealth Council (HCC), announced the recipients of the Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative, a $20,000 program created to provide support to small and independent Harlem businesses affected by COVID-19. Following last year’s successful launch of the program, this year it was expanded in scope, providing funding to local community-based arts organizations and arts collectives and local businesses in financial need. The 20 $1,000 micro-grants were distributed to local merchants and organizations that define the culture and the vitality of Harlem.

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Free Concerts on Little Island in August ~ #NYC Free ~ Reserve Your Tickets Now!

 

 

 

The statewide NY PopsUp! Initiative—designed to revitalize the arts and entertainment sector of New York—will culminate this summer on Little Island.

NYC FREE, curated by Mikki Shepard, celebrates the creativity of New York City’s artists and the resilient spirit of all its people with four weeks of free live performances at Little Island. With performances occurring throughout the park every week, come and enjoy shows of innovative dance, experimental music, interactive poetry, late-night comedy, and more!

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The First Immersive Cannabis Experience to Launch in NYC on September 15th!

 

 

 

The Stone Age, New York City’s premiere immersive, multi-sensory cannabis experience, will welcome its first ticket holders on September 15. Located at 607 Avenue of the Americas in the Flatiron District. The limited-run pop-up is designed to offer participants a unique, captivating experience dedicated to cultivating awareness on the wellness and lifestyle benefits of cannabis.

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La Sirena Mexican Folk Art Shop Pops-Up at Chelsea Market

 

 

 

Image courtesy La Sirena

This summer, La Sirena will be setting up shop at Chelsea Market for a pop-up marketplace featuring museum-quality Mexican Folk art. La Sirena “The Mermaid,” is known for their unique, traditional merchandise and whimsical, collectable folk art from many regions of  Mexico. According to owner and creator Dina Leor, La Sirena can be described as “a museum where you can buy things.”

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NYC Homecoming Week ~ Concerts Coming to all Five Boroughs in August

 

 

 

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that the City of New York will host concerts in each of the five boroughs—between August 14th to 22nd—as part of NYC Homecoming Week and to celebrate the Summer of New York City.

Free tickets, as well as VIP tickets for purchase, will be released to the public in batches at nyc.gov/HomecomingWeek starting on Monday, August 2 at 10 a.m. EDT. Additional free and VIP ticket release dates and times are as follows:

  • Tuesday, August 3 at 7 a.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, August 4 at 9 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, August 5 at 7 a.m. EDT
  • Friday, August 6 at 10 a.m. EDT
  • Saturday, August 7 at 9 p.m. EDT

“Joining one of the greatest Central Park concerts in history will be momentous concerts in each borough featuring renowned artists who have made New York City proud,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “It’s time to celebrate our city, support our local businesses, and have an incredible Summer of New York City.”

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Logan Hicks: Tunnel Vision comes to East Harlem

 

 

 

Logan Hicks: Tunnel Vision in East Harlem. Images via Taglialatella Galleries

The largest stenciled mural in the world was completed this week by (who else would you expect to do it?) artist, Logan Hicks, located within the East River Plaza complex on 117th Street in East Harlem. How cool is that!

“This started with a vision of going beyond making just a mural. I wanted to make an environment where people could forget they were in the middle of the city  – even if only for a minute.”    ~ Logan Hicks

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Julio Valdez: I Can’t Breathe unveiled at Harlem’s Collyer Brothers Park

 

 

 

Julio Valdez: I Can’t Breathe on view at Collyer Brothers Park, Harlem

A dialogue began last year, serious and thoughtful discussion ensued, and artists have continued the conversation. Here, alongside a small pocket-park on 128th Street in Harlem, artist Julio Valdez unveiled his installation this week entitled ‘I Can’t Breathe.‘ The installation is just a few blocked away from last year’s colorful ‘Black Lives Matter‘ mural on Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. extending from 125-127th Streets.

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CB 11 Presents an El Barrio Park Tour of 14 Parks!

 

 

The Manhattan Community Board 11 Environment, Open Space & Parks Committee present an El Barrio Parks Tour, exploring 14 parks in northern East Harlem!

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The Incredible History Behind The Collyer Brothers Park in Harlem

 

 

 

Collyer Brothers Park is located on 5th Avenue at 128th Street in Harlem

Here’s a piece of old New York for you ~ The Collyer brothers – Homer, born in 1881 and his brother Langley, born in 1885. They were the children of an eccentric gynecologist and a former opera singer. The family moved to a four-story brownstone, located at 2078 Fifth Avenue in 1909, where it is said that Dr. Collyer would occasionally paddle his canoe to work at the City Hospital on Blackwell’s Island. The canoe, his preferred method of transportation, he would carry to and from his home in Harlem at 128th Street.

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‘Summer Breeze’ Opening at Fremin Gallery NYC

 

 

 


ANTOINE ROSE – “La Madrague” – 40″ x 40″. Image courtesy Fremin Gallery

Fremin Gallery’s latest exhibition, “SUMMER BREEZE”, captures the peaceful energy of the summertime with stunning artworks from Bob Tabor, Antoine Rose, and Christophe Pouget. Their images tap into our collective desire to escape the heat and relax along the water as the hot summer days take over.

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The 9th Annual Hindu Lamp Ceremony Returns to Brooklyn Bridge Park in August

 

 

 

Hindu Lamp Ceremony, Image via Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pebble Beach will host the 9th Annual Hindu Lamp Ceremony on Saturday, August 7th. This traditional Aarti ceremony conveys gratitude to mother river, reflects on community, and remembers loved ones.

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Miguel Luciano: Cemi-Libre Block Party Celebration & Exhibition in East Harlem

 

 

 

Zemi Cohoba Stand, creative sculptural expression for the Taino peoples. Image via The MET

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Civic Practice Partnership Artist-in-Residence, Miguel Luciano, is having a party and we’re all invited! The block party is a celebration of his new exhibition, on view at Hope Community Inc.’s Galeria del Barrio, and it is also a celebration of the culmination of Luciano’s there-year residency at The Met.

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Suprina’s DNA Totem to be On View on The Walkway Over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie!

 

 

 

Suprina: The DNA Totem in Marcus Garvey Park, 2016

Let’s take a ride! This time, Upstate to Poughkeepsie/Highland, where the artist. Suprina, will be exhibiting The DNA Totem on The Walkway Over the Hudson ~ a walking bridge that spans the 1.28 miles across the Hudson River, connecting Poughkeepsie to Highland, beginning July 26th.

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Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village Sold for $11M

 

 

 

The Cherry Lane Theatre has been sold for $11 million to The Luciille Lortel Theatre Foundation, under the leadership of Executive Director George Forbes. It is the oldest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre in New York City,

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The Garment District Alliance presents ‘The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter)’ in its Street-Level Window on West 38th Street

 

 

 

Artist Cheryl Parry. Images courtesy The Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter), a display of seven paintings nestled within “magic boxes,” created by artist Cheryl Parry.

Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public from July 18 through September 9. The Magician’s Daughter (is a Painter) is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations and over 16 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.

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Get Ready for ‘Craig Harris’ Nocturnal Nubian Ball for Conscientious Ballers & Cultural Shot Callers’ in Bryant Park & Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

Craig Harris. Image courtesy Harlem Stage

Save the dates because it’s only a two-day event ~ Thursday, August 12th at Bryant Park and Friday, August 13th at Marcus Garvey Park, and it’s the culmination of Harlem Stage’s Afrofuturism series that launched in 2019 as a citywide, multi-venue held at Harlem Stage, Park Avenue Armory, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, celebrating Sun Ra’s legacy.

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Public Art Fund presents ‘Martine Gutierrez: ANTI-CON’ at 100 Bus Shelters in NYC in August

 

 

 

Martine Gutierrez, Cleopatra (left); Atargatis (right), 2021
Courtesy the artist. Photographic works commissioned by Public Art Fund for Martine Gutierrez: ANTI-ICON presented on JCDecaux bus shelters across New York City’s five boroughs, Chicago, and Boston, August 25 to November 21, 2021. Image courtesy Public Art Fund

On August 25, Public Art Fund will present ANTI-ICON, a 300-site exhibition of ten new photographs by Brooklyn-based photographer and performance artist Martine Gutierrez. The exhibition will be on view on 100 JCDecaux bus shelters across New York City, 150 in Chicago, and for the first time in this exhibition series, 50 JCDecaux bus shelters in Boston. With ANTI-ICON, Gutierrez continues her exploration of identity across the landscapes of race, gender, class, and culture.

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A Look-Back at Andrew Carnegie and the NYC Historic Carnegie Libraries

 

 

 

Patrons in the reading room of the Carnegie Library of Homestead in Munhall, Pa., circa 1900. The Carnegie Steel Co.fought back against striking steel workers in Homestead in 1892. Library of Congress

This is the story of an immigrant, coming to America in the 1880s, building an empire, and donating most of his millions to fund public libraries across the country. The man was Andrew Carnegie, who arrived in the U.S. at the age of thirteen with his family from Scotland. His family was dirt poor, but young Carnegie’s world opened up when he was invited to spend Saturday afternoons at a local private library by a wealthy Pittsburgh man. It was then that he resolved that if he would ever obtain wealth, it should be used to establish free libraries.

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Silvercast Media unveils ‘Whale’ on 3D Screen in Times Square!

 

 

 

Silvercast Media: Whale. Image via cdn.newswire

A mesmerizing 3D digital ‘media execution’ arrived in Times Square via Silvercast Media. This spectacular 30,000 square-foot screen, known as The Big Kahuna, will exhibit ‘Whale’, a realistic ocean environment occupied by a massive blue whale moving freely among the waves.

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NYC Parks Issues RFP for Proposals to Run Outdoor Cafe’ in LIC’s Hunter’s Point South Park

 

 

Hunter’s Point South Park. Image via nycgovparks

NYC Parks today announced that a Request for Proposals (“RFP”) has been issued for the renovation, operation and maintenance of a cafe in Hunter’s Point South Park, a popular waterfront destination in Long Island City, Queens.

Hunter’s Point South is a treasured waterfront gem that offers some of the best views of New York City,” said Queens Parks Commissioner Michael Dockett. “This is an amazing opportunity for qualified and experienced professionals to establish a fresh take on the in-park dining experience, and create a destination that will attract parkgoers and visitors for years to come.”

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The 13th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert in Fort Tryon Park, July 31st

 

 

 

Fort Tryon Trust Annual Event.

The 13th Annual Stan Michels Memorial Jazz Concert will take place on Saturday, July 31st in Fort Tryon Park to honor the late New York City Council Member, Stan Michels.

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‘Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism’ Opens at Museum of Chinese in America

 

 

Asians for Black Lives: An unnamed woman at a Black Lives Matter rally near the White House, Washington DC. She is holding a sign that says “Yellow Peril Supports Black Power.” Photograph by Mengyu Dong

The doors of The Museum of Chinese in America are back open after a fire that nearly devastated their collection. Responses: Asian American Voices Resisting the Tides of Racism will open on July 15th. It is an exhibit that helps to navigate through a plethora of targeted assaults across the country, and a way to explore solutions, including raising a collective voice against anti-Asian hate and violence.

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‘Ascending the Mountain’ to Open in Marcus Garvey Park in July, 2021

 

 

 

Taking a closer look. Susan Stair: Ascending the Mountain in Marcus Garvey Park

Harlem-based non-profit the Marcus Garvey Park Alliance, Public art organizer Connie Lee and Harlem-based artist Susan Stair are pleased to announce the installation of Ascending the Mountain, a public artwork in Marcus Garvey Park. Installed in three distinct sections along the staircase that leads up to the overlook terraces known as the Acropolis and the Harlem Fire Watchtower. The artwork is exhibited as part of NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program and is one of six temporary public art installations organized by the public art committee in Harlem this Summer.

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Historic Flatiron Walking Tours Return in July!

 

 

 

Free Historic Walking Tours of NYC’s Flatiron District

Another sign that New York has thrown open its doors to ‘Back to Normal‘ is the news that The Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership’s Historic Flatiron Walking Tours will return to an in-person format on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at 11:00 AM for the first time since the COVID pandemic began. Following a year of virtual tours, the Partnership’s professional guides will return to the streets, leading groups on a fascinating stroll through the historic and vibrant Flatiron District. The tours are FREE and will take place every Sunday morning at 11:00 AM, rain or shine, year-round. No advance registration is required.

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The Obama Portraits Tour unveils at The Brooklyn Museum of Art in August

 

 

 

The Obama Portraits. Images via Brooklyn Museum of Art

Organized by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Obama Portraits will travel across the U.S. from June 2021 through May 2022, reaching millions of people who might not otherwise have an opportunity to view these remarkable paintings.

The much anticipated portraits will be arriving at The Brooklyn Museum of Art this August as part of a five-city tour throughout the United States, beginning the tour appropriately enough, at The Art Institute of Chicago,  the location of ‘Barack & Michelle’s’ first date! 

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Pixar-Themed Mini Golf Course Popping Up at Pier A from August through October!

 

 

 

Photo credit: Kelli Argott (Rockefeller) Pixar Putt

Pixar Putt, the ultimate pop-up, open-air mini-golf experience, popped up at Pier A in Battery Park City, open from August 1st through October 31, 2021! The colorful mini-golf experience is made up of 18 fun and interactive holes inspired by the stories, characters, and icons from some of Pixar’s most beloved films.

Look for characters from Toy Story, The Incredibles, Monsters, Inc, Finding Nemo, Coco, A Bug’s Life, Wall-E, and Inside Out.

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NYC Parks offers Proactive Tips for Reporting Fallen or Damaged Trees

 

 

In response to the National Weather Service’s announcement that New York City is at an enhanced risk of severe weather—high winds, thunder and lightning—this evening, NYC Parks recommends New Yorkers exercise caution as the expected 25 – 30 mph winds can impact street and park trees. 

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Capucine Bourcart: Plastic Fantastic! Arrives in Harlem Art Park

 

 

 

Capucine Bourcart: Plastic Fantastic! at Harlem Art Park. Image courtesy of the artist

Harlem Art Park unveiled its latest temporary public art installation, Plastic Fantastic! With a kaleidoscope of color, artist Capucine Bourcart encourages the viewer to evaluate their own environmental footprint. The large-scale installation measures over 66-feet wide and 7-feet high, demonstrating the abundance of single use plastics and its impact on our public spaces and our environment. Plastic Fantastic! interacts with Jorge Luis Rodriguez’s permanent sculpture, Growth, installed in 1985, along with the unique architectural elements that make this park a hidden gem in East Harlem.

Join artist Capucine Bourcart for Opening Reception and Preview, Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 5-7pm at Harlem Art Park ~ CANCELLED due to weather.

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Yes, We’ll Be Skating in Wollman Rink this Winter!

 

 

 

Rendering credit: VStudios, co-designed by Gensler and Rockwell Group

NYC Parks today announced it has selected Wollman Park Partners, LLC for the operation and maintenance of Central Park’s Wollman Rink. Wollman Park Partners, LLC (WPP) has committed to reinvesting all net proceeds back into the Rink, upgrading the facility’s aging infrastructure, and offering inclusive and accessible programming. The group is a joint venture between Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment, Related Companies, and Equinox, with official community partners including Great Performances + Melba’s Restaurant, YMCA, Ice Hockey in Harlem, Figure Skating in Harlem, The Boys’ Club of New York, and Green City Force.

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FDR Hope Memorial Unveiling on Roosevelt Island Salutes Disabilities

 

 

 

FDR Hope Memorial. Image via rioc.ny.gov

Roosevelt Island unveiled the FDR Hope Memorial, the first memorial to FDR that focuses on his disability, with the sculpture depicting a joyous moment when FDR has turned away from his work to greet a young girl who, like FDR, wears braces on her legs.

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The Audubon Mural Project adds a Stunning Mosaic ~ Trumpeter Swans

 

 

 

Trumpeter Swan mosaic by Carlos Pinto and John Sear @163rd and B’Way (click on image for more) photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

in 2014, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & ___ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The project consisted of painting avian-themed murals on more than 300 gates and windows in the neighborhood, promoting the society’s climate-change-awareness campaign. Fast forward to 2020 ~ The Audubon Mural Project completed its first public mosaic, after two-years of work, unveiling in December, 2020 ~ Trumpeter Swans on Broadway and 163rd Street.

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The Colorful Retro Makeover ‘New Wave Pier’ Coming to Waterside Pier along the East River

 

 

 

Waterside Pier. Image courtesy NYC Parks

NYC Parks announced this week plans to give Waterside Pier, along the East River Esplanade, a colorful and whimsical redesign. Inspired by the success of the Parks’ Cool Pools initiative, the currently dull underutilized concrete walkway along the East River will be transformed with a retro design, along with turf lawn areas, new furniture and more.

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It’s Back! The Annual Giglio Festival 2021 in East Harlem Scheduled for August 5th ~ 8th

 

 

 

Image courtesy of East Harlem Giglio

It’s back! The Giglio Society of East Harlem announced this week that the annual celebration will take place this from August 5-8, with a free Freestyle music concert on Friday night, and a Children’s Giglio lift on Saturday, followed by a Sausage & Peppers Eating Contest sponsored by Premio Sausage ~ and Sunday, August 8th,The Giglio Lift! Donations will be collected for the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer and for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Figment 2021 in Manhattan July 10-11

 

 

Figment. Photo (C) 2014 Anthony Collins

Join FIGMENT NYC 2021 for a small scale interactive art experience at Prime Produce, a unique, artist-friendly event space located in Manhattan. This free event will take place on the weekend of July 10-11 at Prime Produce, 424 West 54th Street, NYC.

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Celebrate Bastille Day in Central Park on July 14th!

 

 

 

In a first for New York City, the Consulate General of France in New York, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), and the Committee of French Speaking Societies (CAFUSA) will present a special Bastille Day Celebration in Central Park on Wednesday, July 14th, beginning at 6:00pm featuring live jazz, a dance party and a new French film.

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Loose Ends + The Colour of Words II Opens at Jane Lombard Gallery in Tribeca

 

 

The Color of Words II. (Image) Jane Bustin, Psychopomp, 2020, Acrylic, wood, copper, beetroot dyed burnt silk, 11.8 x 11.8 inches.

Jane Lombard Gallery opened its doors to two summer exhibitions ~ Loose Ends, a group exhibition celebrating women working in textiles, and Jane Justin’s ‘The Colour of Words II.’

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

 

 

Alternating Currents exhibition at Fridman Gallery. Yashua Klos; Vein Vine (2021); Mixed media; 60h x 84w in. Image courtesy of the gallery.

New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate this month, from Lady Liberty’s Little Sister arriving from France on July 1, our own Independence Day celebration on July 4th, to a Hometown Heroes ticker-tape parade on July 7th. It’s summer ~ our pools are open, the Riverside Park Goats are en route, the annual Body Painting Event is back, and outdoor art installations greet us in all five boroughs, including Kusama at NYBG in the Bronx,  Ascending the Mountain and Reclining Liberty in Harlem, Re: Growth in Riverside Park, Alex Da Corte on the Met Roof Garden, Ghost Forest in Madison Square Park, The High Line, Melvin Edwards in City Hall Park, Rehearsal in Brooklyn Bridge Park, and many more still on view. Here are a few art installations, exhibit and events to add to your list in July.

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Greater New York Citroen & Velosolex to hold Pop-Up Rally on July 18th in NYC!

 

 

 

From our Archives ~ Bastille Day at 60th Street, NYC

This year, the Greater New York Citroen & Velosolex Club will hold L’été 2021 ~ a pop-up rally in New York City on Sunday, July 18, 2021. This will be its 22nd annual rally. The Event will begin at the Consulate General of France, 934 Fifth Avenue between 74th/75th Streets. Here is La Route!

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It’s Time for Jazzmobile Summerfest 2021 + Classical Theatre of Harlem!

 

 

Jazzmobile’s Director, Robin Bell-Stevens at Summerfest 2014 in Marcus Garvey Park introducing the Yosvany Terry Quintet.

We were thrilled to hear that Jazzmobile’s Summerfest 2021 announced their calendar of musical events. Below are a few from the lineup on the website that caught our eye.

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