#100GatesProject + NHEMA in El Barrio

 

 

 


#100GatesProject East Harlem

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.

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Preparing for the Return of the Harlem Fire Watchtower to Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

 

Harlem Fire Watchtower
April 24, 2015 Removal of the bell, which weights 10,000 pounds.  Harlem Fire Watchtower, Marcus Garvey Park

Harlemites and preservationists were delighted to receive the recent news that the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower, removed from the Acropolis overlooking Marcus Garvey Park in 2015 for restoration, will be reinstalled this summer!  A staging area has already been prepared for trucks, and sheds have been constructed for equipment at the base of the Acropolis.

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Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past

 

 

 

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The City College Archives at The City College of New York will put on exhibit more than 120 historic postcards collected by Dalton Whiteside, a CCNY architectural student, with the exhibit ‘Wish You Were Here! CCNY Postcards from the Past.’

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‘A Spring Survey’ opens at Essie Green Galleries ~ Sugar Hill

 

 

Romare Beraden, Saturday’s Market, 1987. Image via Essie Green Galleries

Spring is in the air, and the Essie Green Galleries just announced the opening date for ‘A Spring Survey.

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A Broadway Bouquet is coming to the Flatiron for Earth Day!

 

 

 

Broadway Bouquet via Terrain Work

Terrain Work is bringing Spring to the City for Earth Day,  April 21st, with the 36-foot exhibit Broadway Bouquet ~ an installation of monumental scale, placed in parking spaces to inspire and imagine less cars, more green space.

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“Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake” are Arriving

 

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Kathy Ruttenberg: in dreams awake ~ Snail’s Pace at 96th Street in front of the West Side Arts Coalition

The Broadway Mall Association has announced its art installation for Spring/Winter 2018, with Kathy Ruttenberg on Broadway: in dreams awake.  Artist, Kathy Ruttenberg has created six site-specific sculptures that run along the Broadway Mall from 64th Street to 157th Street.

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CCCADI ~ Making Music in El Barrio

 

 

 

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) moved into a historic firehouse in East Harlem in 2016.  Since then, a plethora of art, education and entertainment have filled the floors within. Here are a few events coming up that caught our eye.

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‘We Come in Peace’ Lands on The Roof Garden at The MET

 

 

 

The MET Roof Garden - we come in peace

One of the many signs that Spring is here is when The Roof Garden opens at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Huma Bhabha, We Come in Peace has landed.

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Stephen Posen ~ Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s at Vito Schnabel Projects NYC

 

 

 

Vito Schnabel Projects
Stephen Posen Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s courtesy of Vito Schnabel Projects

Threads: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s features a selection of the work of artist, Stephen Posen, never before publicly shown. This exhibition, presented by Vito Schnabel Projects, is the first significant presentation to revisit Posen’s “breakthrough shaped canvases and related paintings since his debut” at SoHo gallery OK Harris, and Robert Miller, nearly five decades ago.

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Anthony Lister: The Art of Fact opening at Allouche Gallery

 

 

 

Anthony Lister, The Abstract Expressionist Seance, 2018

The contemporary, Australian-born painter and installation artist, Anthony Lister, turns the word ‘art’ into the ‘fact’ in a new exhibition, The Art of Fact, at Allouche Gallery.

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Step into The Future at The Rubin Museum of Art with Future Fellow, Chitra Ganesh

 

 

 

Chitra Ganesh at The Rubin Museum of Art with images via The Rubin

As part of the 2018 theme, The Future, artist Chitra Ganesh will kick-off her residency on May 4th with a free celebration from 6:00pm to 10:00pm, featuring music by DJ Rekha, and the performance “Blessed Avenue” by Jacolby Satterwhite.  This is exciting and pertinent programming, exploring responsibility, feminism, transformation and The Future.

Face The Future with artist, Chitra Ganesh during her fellowship at The Rubin Museum of Art.

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NYC X Design 2018

NYC X Design 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 the beautiful Yinka Shonibare: Wind Sculpture (SG) I.

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Beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, Files for Bankruptcy Protection

 

 

Waverly Diner painted by AFineLyne
Waverly Diner in watercolor

The beloved Greenwich Village, Waverly Diner, filed for bankruptcy protection last week.

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Germania Bank Building ~ 190 Bowery is a Pop-Up Totokaelo

 

 

Germania Bank Blog now Totokaelo
Main Floor of what use to be the Germania Bank Building, 190 Bowery in Soho

So, what every happened to the old Germania Bank Building that Jay Maisel bought in 1966 for $102,000 and sold to the developer Aby Rosen for $55 million in 2015.  We took a walk through the iconic building this week.

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13th Annual Collectors’ Night ~ The City Reliquary

 

 

The City Reliquary

Each year, collectors and archivists put their most prized treasurers on display and open the doors to the public. This is ~ The City Reliquary Collectors’ Night 2018.

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Mid-Century American at Keith de Lellis Gallery

 

 

Keith de Lellis Gallery
Harold Feinstein, Untitled (Coney Island), c. 1957. Image courtesy Keith de Lellis Gallery

Norman Hall and The Photography Year Book celebrated established and emerging photographers from 1954 to 1963. The exhibition, Mid-Century American: Vintage Photographs From the International Photography Year Book, at Keith de Lellis Gallery, features images from Hall’s collection.

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On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols at Brookfield Place

 

 

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Rostarr (Romon K. Yang), On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols at Brookfield Place

From April 17 to April 29th, four artists will create large-scale calligraphic paintings on the windows of the Winter Garden, using the poetic theme of love.  The exhibition, On Love: The Art of Lines, Shapes & Symbols, will also include dance and music.

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Earth Day 2018 from 17th Street to 47th Street on Broadway

 

 

Earth Day 2018. Image via nyc.gov

The 3rd Annual Car-Free Earth Day will take place on Saturday, April 21st from 9am to 3pm, from Broadway between 17th and 47th Streets.

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‘Adventurous Colors’ on View at Historic Kaufman Arcade

 

 

 

The Historic Kaufman Arcade, 132 West 36th Street

The Garment District Alliance unveiled the art exhibit, Adventurous Colors by the artist, Cecile Brunswick, on the polished marble walls of the historic Kaufman Arcade this month.

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Arts Brookfield ~ ioNATURE: Wheat Field

 

 

A new Arts Brookfield installation on West 33rd Street fills a street-level window with an interactive wheat field entitled ioNATURE: Wheat Field.

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Arts Brookfield brings Human Nature to the Grace Building

 

 

 

W.R. Grace Bldg – Human Nature April 2018

Arts Brookfield unveiled a new exhibition at the Grace Building this week. The installation, Human Nature, is a group show with 8 artists presenting 7 pieces inspired by ~ nature.

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Get Ready for Jane’s Walk 2018

 

 

We can’t wait for the annual Jane’s Walk Tours.  Many of this years Tours are theme-based on current events and interests, like rising sea levels and privately owned public spaces. Save the Dates ~ May 4-6 for The Municipal Art Society of New York Tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs.

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B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees to Grow in City Hall Park

 

 

 

The artist, B. Wurtz

City Hall Park will be the recipient of five new sculptures presented by Public Art Fund, in the exhibition, B. Wurtz: Kitchen Trees at City Hall Park this summer.

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Tauba Auerback: Flow Separation coming to New York Harbor

 

 

 

The 1930s-era, John J. Harvey Fireboat has had a lengthy history, including pumping water to firefighters at the World Trade Center after the September 11 attacks.  The Public Art Fund exhibition, Tauba Auerback: Flow Separation will create a new look in World War I-era camouflage, just in time for the 100th Anniversary year of the end of World War 1.

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Public Art Fund Brings a Hot Dog Bus to DUMBO!

 

 

 

Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus. Image via Public Art Fund

We can’t wait for Public Art Fund’s next ~ Installation.  Erwin Wurm: Hot Dog Bus will pull into Brooklyn Bridge Park on June 9th!

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Dream Street Park ~ East Harlem

 

 

 

Who wouldn’t want to live on ~ Dream Street.  Well, in this case, we’re on 124th Street between Second and Third Avenues ~ and the dreamy mural is a depiction of a multi-cultural city painted by local children, most of them homeless.

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Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with the new documentary One October

 

 

Maysles Cinema Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Theatrical Debut of One October.  This powerful new documentary, directed by Rachel Shuman, with executive producer, Edward Norton, will open on May 11 as part of the programming celebration marking its milestone in Harlem.

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The Shed in Hudson Yards

 

 

 

The Shed Image via dsrny.com

With great anticipation, artists and art patrons look forward to the opening of The Shed, New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture, and expected to open in the Spring of 2019.

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A Prelude to The Shed


Beginning Thursday, April 5th at Noon, tickets for The Shed will be available to the public. The free two-week arts event will run from May 1-13 and will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in one flexible space.

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The Classical Theatre of Harlem presents ‘Sancho: an Act of Remembrance’ at The National Black Theatre

 

 

 

The Classical Theatre of Harlem, Pemberley Productions and The National Black Theatre present Sancho: An Act of Remembrance.

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It’s Time for MoCCA Arts Festival 2018

 

 

 

The MoCCA (Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art) Arts Festival is a two-day, multimedia event with 400 exhibiting artists displaying work in comics, cartoon and animation ~ along with workshops, lectures and film screenings. It is Manhattan’s largest independent comics, cartoon and animation festival and draws over 7,000 attendees each year.

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‘Around Us’ Opens at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Around Us, a group exhibition to open at Kate Oh Gallery on April 4th.  Curated by contemporary Tibetan artist, Pema Rinzin, the exhibition will feature the works of 26 artists.

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Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture at Doris C. Freedman Plaza

 

 

 

Doris Freedman Plaza 3-6-18 Wind Sculpture

As if blowing in the wind, the art installation, Yinka Shonibare MBE: Wind Sculpture (SG) I is the new installation beautifying the Doris C. Freedman Plaza via Public Art fund. If you haven’t been to see this graceful new sculpture, you have time. It will be on view to mid October, 2018.  And below are a few photo’s from the unveiling on March 6th.

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The Studio Museum in Harlem announces inHarlem Spring/Summer 2018 Exhibitions

 

 

 

Continuing with The Studio Museum in Harlem ~ outside the walls, inHarlem announced its next two projects in and around the community, in collaboration with Marcus Garvey Park Alliance and The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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Adam Pendleton at Lever House, Park Avenue

 

 

 

Lever House presents ~ Adam Pendleton: what a day was this, works grouped together from his OK DADA OK BLACK DADA OK and System of Display series, along with two multi-paneled silkscreen ink on Mylar works.

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Annual Fifth Avenue Easter Stroll, 2018 NYC

 

 

 

Taking a stroll down Fifth Avenue on Easter Sunday has been a New York City tradition since the 1870s. The annual event begins at 49th Street and runs to 57th Street, with a concentration of spectacular hats in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Check out some of the people and hats we saw on our stroll along Fifth Avenue this Easter.

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Creating a Park as a Tribute to the Memory of the Historic Downtown Area known as Little Syria

 

 

 

Images to be used in Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza by artist, Sara Ouhaddou for Percent for Art

Last year, the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, through its Percent for Art Program, issued a call for artists to submit plans for artwork that would recognize and honor the history of the downtown neighborhood known as Little Syria. The winner, French-Moroccan-artist, Sara Ouhaddou, was announced and moving forward with her installations, she has given us a glimpse of what will grace Elizabeth H. Berger Plaza, using Arabic calligraphy in asphalt and stone.

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Get Ready for the Annual Fifth Avenue Easter Parade!

 

 

 

Grab your Honey & your Hat.  It’s that time of the year ~ The Fifth Avenue Easter Parade will be held this Sunday, April 1st.

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Then They Came for Me: Incarceration of Japanese Americans During World War II at ICP

 

 

 

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 at The New York Buddhist Church, that we learned how, in the 1940s, she and her husband fled to New York, to avoid being sent to internment camps, along with so many other Japanese-Americans ~ even though they were in the United States Quite legally.

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The Photography Show (AIPAD) ~ Pier 94

 

 

The 38th edition of The Photography Show (AIPAD) 2018 will present more than 120 exhibitors from around the world on Pier 94 from April 5-8, with Vernissage on April 4.

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Fire on Film Set in Storied St. Nick’s Pub

 

 

 

A fire broke out in the cellar of the building that once was the home to St. Nick’s Pub.  The club, which has been closed since 2011, was being used as a film location for the Edward Norton film, “Motherless Brooklyn based on a novel by Jonathan Lethem.

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Street Lab ~ Uni Project Pop-Ups

 

 

 

Street Lab, the Uni Project ~ Image via Uni Project

Street Lab ~ The Uni Project is a nonprofit that provides programming in parks, plazas, and other public spaces all around New York City.  You might remember seeing them at The Plaza ~ Uptown Grand Central in East Harlem.

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Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture

 

 

 

 

“Marching On: The Politics of Performance” by Bryony Roberts, Mabel O. Wilson, and the Marching Cobras of New York. Commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2017. Image by Bryony Roberts.

The exhibition, Marching On: The Politics of Performance at Storefront for Art and Architecture explores the legacy of marching and organized forms of performance within the African-American community, as “agents of cultural and political expression, celebrating collective identities and asserting rights to public space and visibility.”

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Harlem Perspectives ~ Faction Art Projects @ Gallery 8 in Harlem

 

 

Renee Cox, The Signing, 2017. Image via Faction Art Projects

Faction Art Projects, the British-based gallery that opened its doors in a 4,000 square-foot space in the historic Strivers Row area of Harlem, presents the exhibit ‘Harlem Perspectives.’

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Banksy Painting the Town ~ Today, The Bowery Wall

 

 

 

Image via Banksy on Instagram

The illusive, renowned street artist, Banksy has been painting the town. Yesterday, West 14th Street ~ today, The Bowery Wall.

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Phyllida Barlow prop ~ Coming to the High Line in April

 

 

Photo: Installation view, Phyllida Barlow, folly, British Pavilion, 57th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2017. Photo: Ruth Clark. © British Council. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

The first artwork ever to be presented on the Northern Spur Preserve of The High Line, will be by the British artist Phyllida Barlow, and will be installed next month.

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Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect at Bronx Museum

 

 

Installation View, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect, 2017. Photo credit Stefan Hagan via Bronx Museum

Over 100 artworks, including rarely seen materials, are on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in the exhibit, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect.

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GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to See from March 15 – 31

 

 

The Salmagundi Club, 47 Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village ~ Celebrating 100 Years

Leaving Women’s History Month, Here are a few suggestions from GothemToGo for arts and entertainment from March 15 to 31st.

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Being: New Photography 2018 ~ MoMA

 

 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opens its doors to the 2018 New Photography exhibition series. This year’s edition is entitled, Being – and asks how photography can capture what it means to be human.

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