Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to your List in May, 2019

 

 

 

Nick Georgiou, Unassuming Self, 2019. Discarded books, acrylic ink and paint on canvas. 48 x 60 x 5 in. Courtesy Allouche Gallery

May is filled with Fairs and Shows from Frieze Week ~ which, this year expanded onto the Rockefeller Center Plaza ~ to Soho’s Superfine, Art New York on the Pier, TEFAF at Park Avenue Armory, Contemporary African Art Fair, NYCxDesign, Sacred Sites, and annual favorites like Jane’s Walk, Kips Bay Designer Show House, The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation Annual Spring House Tour, Harlem EatUp! and continuing the year-long celebration of Stonewall50 at a plethora of events throughout the city. Here are more than 95 suggestion to add to your list in May, including what’s still on view, and what we’re looking forward to.

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City of Workers, City of Struggle opens at The Museum of the City of New York

 

 

The Museum of the City of New York opens its doors to the exhibition, City of Workers, City of Struggle, an examination of how the labor movement transformed New York.

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Gourmet Bistro Amuse Bouche opens in La Marqueta

 

 

 

Image courtesy Amuse Bouche Bistro

The much anticipated opening of the gourmet bistro, Amuse Bouche in La Marqueta is finally here! The expansion of the popular caterer will be open from Thursday through Saturday, 9am-6pm, with a wide selection of tempting treats, fresh baked goods, sumptuous prepared meals, and finely brewed coffees and teas.

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Art in DUMBO: First Thursday Gallery Walk ~ May 2, 2019

 

 

Art in General ~ Chim ↑ Pom: Threat of Peace (Hiroshima!!!!!!)

DUMBO’s First Thursday Gallery Walk will take place on May 2nd from 6-8pm. Attendees are invited to participate in a free Insider’s Tour with Jonathan Gardenhire, visual artist and Program Coordinator at Arcadia. Gardenhire will lead visitors to view exhibitions at Art in General and Smack Mellon. Each month, a docent from DUMBO’s arts non-profits will lead an Insider’s Tour of two exhibitions. Register on Eventbrite.

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Harlem Stage Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of E-Moves: A Signature Dance Series

 

 

Tendayi Kuumba by Michael Hančovský courtesy Harlem Stage

From May 2-4 and 9-11, 2019, Harlem Stage’s signature dance series E-Moves celebrates its 20th anniversary. Throughout its history, E- Moves has commissioned, presented and nurtured choreographers of color across the spectrum of contemporary dance idioms to create new work. In celebration of this anniversary, Harlem Stage will present 6 nights of dance featuring 2 commissioned artists presenting new works. In addition to the 2 new works, each night will feature additional choreographers and a pop-up performance by up-and-coming choreographers.

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Armando Mariño: La Selva Oscura to open at FACTION Art Projects Harlem

 

 

Armando Mariño, The Mexican, 2019. Image courtesy FACTION Art Projects

FACTION Art Projects will open its doors to the solo exhibition, La Selva Oscura, by Armando Mariño with ten large-scale oil paintings of figures in landscapes drawing on themes of identity and personal history within the current political and socio-economic climate.

Drawing from his Cuban roots, the artists’ work is influenced by periods of time living in Cuba, the Netherlands, France and New York’s Hudson Valley ~ as well as experience of dislocation and popular culture.

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Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs

 

 

 

William Henry Fox Talbot, (English, 1800-1877), Bust of Patroclus, 1842, Salt print from a calotype negative, 13.0 x 12.8 cm. Image courtesy of the gallery

Photography on paper was born in 1839 in England at Lacock Abbey. A new exhibition of photographs juxtaposes the work of its inventor William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877) with the contemporary work of Hiroshi Sugimoto, Abelardo Morell, and Mike Robinson. Lacock Abbey: Birthplace of Photography on Paper will be on view at Hans P. Kraus Jr. Fine Photographs through May 10, 2019. The exhibition, which pays tribute to Talbot’s beloved ancestral home in Wiltshire, features architectural exteriors and interiors, still lifes, portraits, and tree studies by Talbot, complemented by interpretations from three contemporary artists, who have been inspired by his pioneering photographs.

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Take a Walk on the Largest Green Roof in New York City ~ at The Javits Center

 

 

 

The Green Roof at Javitz 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. Come along on our tour.

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CAMP: Notes on Fashion opening at The Met

 

 

 

Jeremy Scott (American, born 1975) for House of Moschino (Italian, founded 1983). Ensemble, spring/summer 2018. Courtesy of Moschino. Photo © Johnny Dufort, 2019

Through more than 250 objects dating from the seventeenth century to the present, The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition will explore the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay “Notes on ‘Camp‘” provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.

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Desert Painters of Australia, Contemporary Indigenous Paintings to open at Gagosian NYC

 

 

 

BILL WHISKEY Rockholes and Country Near the Olga’s, 2007
Synthetic polymer paint on linen 80 3/4 x 118 1/8 in 204.9 x 300 cm
© Bill Whiskey Photo: Rob McKeever Courtesy Gagosian

Gagosian Madison Avenue will open its doors to a special exhibition of contemporary Indigenous Australian painting from two significant American collections. Spanning three generations, the exhibition includes works by leading painters from the Central and Western Desert regions.

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Downtown Culture Walk ~ Saturday, April 27, 2019

 

 

The Soho Arts Network will hold its Annual Downtown Culture Walk on Saturday, April 27th from Noon to 6pm. This is the third year for the self-guided walking tour, highlighting the non profit art spaces in the SoHo and downtown neighborhoods.

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DUMBO Open Studios ~ April 27 & 28, 2019

 

 

 

Alejandro Guzman, The Sharpe-Walentas Studio Program. image via dumboopenstudios.com

The Annual Dumbo Open Studios will take place on April 27 & 28, 2019, giving visitors a look into studios and workspaces across the Brooklyn waterfront.

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Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

Bruce Davidson, Brooklyn Gang, 1959, Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1965. 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. Image courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery/Magnum Photos

Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to the exhibition, Bruce Davidson, Subject: Contact ~ contact sheets in context with vintage prints from four seminal projects from the 1950s and 60s ~ Circus, Brooklyn Gang, Time of Change, and East 100th Street. The exhibition illustrates Davidson’s connection to some of the 20th century’s most important social, cultural, and political moments.

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Harlem One Stop & The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Celebrate the Life & Music of Mary Lou Williams in Harlem

 

 

Mary Lou Williams. Image courtesy Harlem One Stop

Harlem One Stop presents An Afternoon with Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band, a free film screening co-presented with Harlem Cultural Collaborative Partners as part of The Harlem Renaissance 100 Program (The Harlem Renaissance Centennial Community Celebration).

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The Magical Wizards Brunch & Dinner coming to New York this Summer

 

 

 

The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner, image via Facebook

It’s been to Auckland, Melbourne, Liverpool, Birmingham, Houston, Denver, and now ~ this Internationally known event, The Wizard’s Brunch & Dinner, is coming to a secret location in New York City this Summer.

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Essie Green Galleries Spring 2019 Exhibition Explores Forgeries & Fakes

 

 

Allen Stringfellow “Jumping”. Image courtesy Essie Green Galleries

The Spring 2019 exhibition at Essie Green Galleries will focus on the recent attention paid to African-American artists, their rise in prominence in museums and in the marketplace, along with a significant rise in forgeries and fakes.

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Frieze New York 2019 Extends to Rockefeller Center with 20 Art Installations

 

 

#14, Jaume Plensa, Behind the Walls, 2019, Richard Gray Gallery and Galerie Lelong & Co.

Frieze Sculpture 2019 is a major new public art initiative, presented at Rockefeller Center in partnership with Frieze New York and Tishman Speyer from April 25 through June 28. This extension of Frieze New York will present 20 new and significant sculptures across the Rockefeller Center campus by 14 local and international artists. Here are a few images of what we saw on opening day.

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Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC 2019

 

 

45th Annual Kips Bay Decorator House. Image via kipsbaydecoratorshowhouse.org

This year, the 47th Annual Kips Bay Decorator Show House NYC will be located at 36-38 East 74th Street.

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Easter Eggs & Birds Nest arrive in The Channel Garden at Rock Center

 

 

New installation in The Channel Garden for Easter

The Channel Gardens are decorated for Easter, featuring a giant (20-foot in diameter) bird nest with brightly colored large blue interactive eggs set in the center, for kids to climb in, around, and on top.

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Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space at Socrates Sculpture Garden

 

 

Miya Ando ~ Ginga (Silver River), 2019. Steel and silk gauze. 15 x 3.5 x 91 feet. Images courtesy the artist and Socrates Sculpture Park. The title is the Japanese word for galaxy and draws on Japanese understanding of time as informed by and experienced through the natural world. The installation is suspended along the Park’s East River shoreline.

Chronos Cosmos: Deep Time, Open Space transforms Socrates Sculpture Park into a gateway to the universe, presenting artworks that consider space, time, and matter in relationship to celestial entities and earth-bound processes. In the open-air environment of the Long Island City waterfront park, the exhibition uses scale to put the universe in context, creating connection points to space and time.

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Lorna Simpson.Darkening + Piero Manzoni.Lines Materials of His Time at Hauser & Wirth New York

 

 

 

Lorna Simpson, Darkened, 2018. Ink and screen print on gessoed wood. 274.3 x 243.8 x 3.2 cm/108 x 96 x 1 1/2 in. © Lorna Simpson Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to Lorna Simpson.Darkening and Piero Manzoni.Lines Materials of His Time in its Chelsea Gallery.

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Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 – 1982 at Vito Schnabel Projects

 

 

Bob Colacello.  Gregg Allman and Cher, Carter Inaugration White House Reception, 1977.  Unique gelatin silver, 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm) © Bob Colacello; Courtesy the artist and Vito Schnabel Projects

Vito Schnabel Projects will open its doors to Pictures From Another Time: Photographs by Bob Colacello, 1976 ~ 1982, an exhibition of photographs taken by Bob Colacello during the years he served as editor of Andy Warhol’s interview Magazine.

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Curt Hoppe: Downtown Portraits at Barnarducci Gallery + Howl! Happening

 

 

Top: Curt Hoppe with Self Portrait, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 96 x 70 inches

Barnarducci Gallery will open its doors to Downtown Portraits, an exhibition of large-scale monochrome (cut works), paintings by Curt Hoppe.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Speaks to the Notre-Dame Fire

 

 

 

The Met Cloisters

Join The Metropolitan Museum of Art in two thoughtful events in the wake of the Notre-Dame fire.

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Get Ready for Jane’s Walk ~ 2019

 

 

 

Jane’s Walk is a way to learn your City. This image is 11th Street at Greenwich and Seventh Avenue South

It’s time to check the list and register for The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) annual Jane’s Walk NYC, highlighting treasured places in all five boroughs with volunteer-led, free tours from May 3-5.

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Culture and the People: El Museo Del Barrio, 1969-2019

 

 

 

Vargas-Suarez Universal Virus Americanus XIII, 2003. Oil enamel on wood. Acquired through “PROARTISTA: Sustaining the Work of Living Contemporary Artists,” a fund from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Trust and a donation from the artist 2003.16.

El Museo del Barrio will celebrate its 50th Anniversary with a major permanent collection exhibition and timeline, contextualizing the history of the institution, in a two-part exhibition. The exhibition will reflect on the institution’s activist origins and pioneering role as a cultural and educational organization dedicated to Latinx and Latin American art and culture.

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Women’s Work: Art & Activism in the 21st Century at Pen + Brush

 

 

Image credit: Suchitra Mattai, Shadow Land, 2019, gouache, watercolor, oil, acrylic, vintage needlepoint, Hindu comic, 30″ x 40″ x 1.50.” Courtesy of the artist and K Contemporary, Denver, CO.

Women’s Work presents five global contemporary artists-activists who continue to expand the definition of women’s work and expose its complexity, nuance, and ever-evolving nature. Through dynamic art practices, they generously lend their intelligence, thoughtfulness, artistry and agency to reimagine women’s work as arts activism in the 21st century.

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Archer & Goat Opens on Lenox Ave in Harlem

 

 

Archer & Goat Harlem

Lenox Avenue unveils an addition to its already fabulous Restaurant Row. Archer & Goat, located next to Il Caffe Latte and Nilu Gift Shop, between 119th and 120th Streets.

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Restoration Moves Forward at Louise Nevelson Chapel of The Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church

 

 

 

Nevelson Chapel. Image via nevelsonchapel.org

Good news came recently, with the approval from the New York Landmarks Preservation Commission, allowing the Louise Nevelson Chapel of the Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church to move forward with initial phases of construction for the renewal project.

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do it (in school) to open at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

 

 

do it (in school) at Hunter East Harlem Gallery

What would happen if talented art students were given a selection of instructions to create temporary artworks and told to just do it (in school)? Hunter East Harlem Gallery opens its doors to its own version of the original idea, do it, conceived in 1993 by Hans Ulrich Obrist, which challenged traditional exhibition formats, questioned authorship, and championed art’s ability to exist beyond a single gallery space.

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All Power to All People: Opening Weekend at The Africa Center

 

 

 

april 17 2019

Hank Willis Thomas: All Power to All People, a 25-foot tall Afro Comb will arrive on the Plaza at The Africa Center in Harlem along with a fun-filled weekend including a Community Day on Saturday, April 13th and Sunday Drumming on April 14th.

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Alex Katz opening at Gavin Brown’s enterprise in Harlem

 

 

 

Alex Katz, Sunset, 2019 courtesy Gavin Brown’s enterprise Harlem

This exhibition tells the story of a year in Alex Katz’s painted-life. A life where landscapes are observed from the edge of his home in Maine. For more than half a century, Katz painted this land with a virtuosity yoked to a consistent elegance. Today, while the elegance remains, something else has beckoned. Katz finds himself in the middle of the tempest.

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It’s a Bonnet Bash ~ at The National Arts Club

 

 

Image via National Arts Club

Pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath or sloth? The Fashion Committee invites you to indulge in your favorite at The Carnival of Capital Sins at The National Arts Club on Friday, April 12th.

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‘Life Without Tragedy’ arrives at Astor Place

 

 

 

The art installation entitled Life Without Tragedy by artist Kostis Velonis arrived at Astor Place this month ~ three sculptures constructed of wood that mimic an ancient Greek amphitheater.

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Car Free Earth Day in NYC ~ April 27, 2019

 

 

 

Artist, Willie Cole ~ Car Free Earth Day in The Garment District

Car Free Earth Day 2019 is an annual car-free event held on the Saturday immediately following Earth Day. The Event opens thirty blocks of Broadway from Times Square to Union Square from 9am to 3pm. Within this area, there are six rest stop that include Times Square (42nd Street & Broadway); The Garment District (38th Street & Broadway); Herald Square (34th Street & Broadway); City Zone (26th Street & Broadway); Flatiron (23rd Street & Broadway); and Union Square (17th Street & Broadway). Programming and activités presented by (AIA New York + NYC Department of Transportation (DOT). Take a walk with us…….

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Franco the Great Gates Arrive at East River Plaza ~ East Harlem

 

 

 

The East River Plaza and Blumenfeld Development Group have given a permanent home to several of the Gates, created by beloved Harlem Artist, Franco ‘The Great’ Gaskin.

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Vega + East Harlem Culture Collective = Al Ritmo de La Paz in El Barrio

 

 

 

Manny Vega ~ El Barrio

El Barrio has a gorgeous new mural on the side of the building which is the home to Galeria Del Barrio. It is another in a series of community projects lead by artist Manny Vega, and is a mosaic mural, entitled Al Ritmo de La Paz. 

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Three of The Waldorf Astoria’s Historic Possessions on View at The New York Historical Society

 

 

 

The World’s Fair Clock Tower

Ambang Insurance Group, owner of the Waldorf Astoria New York is collaborating with the New York Historical Society on an installation of three of the grand hotel’s most prized possessions.

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Espo: 100 Stories Tall at The Strand High Line

 

 

 

The Standard High Line has taken a page from the New York City art scene in the 80s, with a very cool 200-feet of construction mesh tarp and the well-known graffiti artist, Steve Powers ~ #ESPO.

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Simone Leigh: Brick House Coming to 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 30th Street.

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Nemo Jantzen: Age of Spectacle to Open at Fremin Gallery

 

 

 

Attitude II  Size: 140x120cm. (55” x 47.5”)  Public Price: $9,500 USD

Fremin Gallery opens its doors to Age of Spectacle, new large-scale works by the Dutch artist Nemo Jantzen.

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Ademola Olugebefola: Past and Present Mixed Media at X Gallery Harlem

 

 

 

Ademola Olugebefola. Image courtesy X Gallery.

X Gallery opens its doors to the artwork of Ademola Olugebefola, one of the original founders of the WEUSI Artist Collective ~ a movement founded in 1965, created for the purpose of promoting the African-American Culture through art.

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American Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition Opens at Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village

 

 

 

AWS BRONZE MEDAL OF HONOR Chung-Wei Chien, AWS “Ambience of Jiufen”

The historic Salmagundi Club will open its doors to The American Watercolor Society’s 152nd Annual International Exhibition.

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Renderings of Re-deveoped Sunshine Theater ~ Lower East Side

 

 

 

Sunshine Theater closed its doors in January, 2018

With re-development ready to begin on the beloved Sunshine Movie Theater, we thought it a good time to  take a look at renderings of what will replace the 100-year-old building, and home to independent and foreign films. located at 141 East Houston Street, the Sunshine Theater closed its doors for the last time in January, 2018.

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Museum of Jewish Heritage ~ Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. ~ to Open in May

 

 

 

Uniform worn by Marian Kostuch, held as a Polish political prisoner. Kostuch was born on June 8, 1922, in Bieżanów. His occupation was listed in camp records as “tanner.” © Musealia

The Museum of Jewish Heritage will open its doors to the largest and most extensive exhibition on Auschwitz ever presented in the United States, featuring more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs ~ Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away.

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

 

 

 

Simone Leigh, Brick House, 2019. A High Line Plinth commission. On view June 2019 – September 2020. Photo by Timothy Schenck. Courtesy the High Line

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 Stonewall at 50. Here are a few art installation, events and exhibits to add to your list in April.

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Celebrating the Life of Susan Elizabeth Frazier during Women’s History Month

 

 

 

1919 U.S. Passport photograph of Susan Elizabeth Frazier via commons wikimedia.org

In a highlighted section, on the back of this month’s Friends of Rhinebeck Cemetery newsletter, there is a short article on a remarkable woman, Susan Elizabeth Frazier, who we would like to shine a light on ~ as Women’s History Month comes to a closeBorn in 1864 in New York City, she graduated from the Normal School in 1887 and Hunter College in 1888, where she studied to become a schoolteacher. When denied employment because she was African-American, she sued the trustees of the 22nd Ward of the New York School Department because this was a violation of the department’s policy. She went on to successfully become the first black teacher in an integrated public school in New York.

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East Harlem Locations are 1 of 17 Recommended for Historic Districts Designation

 

 

 

Image taken from page 35, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form ~ Draft for proposal

The New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended adding 17 properties, resources and districts to the State and National Registers of Historic Places. One target area that is recognized as having contributed to New York’s diverse history is in East Harlem.

Sign up to Tour East Harlem’s first Historic District on The Municipal Art Society’s Jane’s Walk this May.

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Get Ready for the Annual High Line Hat Party!

 

 

Illustration and animation

Strut your stuff at the High Line Hat Party! Sip on cocktails, dance with friends, and enter a fierce runway competition. Remember ~ anything can be a hat. Get inspired by the High Line’s history, evolution, nature, architecture, food, and all-inclusive spirit. This is a raucous, fashion-forward, and bold party you won’t want to miss.

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Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking, and Seeing at Bronx Museum of the Arts

 

 

Shyu Ruey-Shiann, Dreambox, 2012. Wolf 125 motorcycle, motors, metal construction, steel, wire, sensor, transformer.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts opens its doors to Useless: Machines for Dreaming, Thinking and Seeing ~ an exhibition questioning notions of utility, rationality and progress.

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