Little Amal Walks Arrives in NYC to Visit All Five Boroughs

 

 

 

Image via walkwithamal.org

Bringing attention to displaced people everywhere, Little Amal Walks NYC, in partnership with St. Ann’s Warehouse, will visit each of our five Boroughs ~ meeting all New Yorkers including civic leaders, community groups.

The giant puppet named Little Amal, imaging a 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl, has traveled over 5,500 miles, brings with her a message of hope and solidarity for displaced people everywhere.

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Museum Day in NYC ~ September 21st

 

 

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, NYC

2019 Museum Day in New York City is a one-day event when participating museums and cultural institutions provide free entry to those presenting a ticket. Participants are permitted to download one ticket per email address, which allows two free general admissions.

This year’s Museum Day will take viewers from Staten Island, and Brooklyn throughout Manhattan, Long Island City, to the Bronx.

Find a Museum and get your free ticket here.

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Historic House Trust of NYC Launches Initiative to Enhance Accessibility at 23 Historic Sites

 

 

 

Image via Historic House Trust

The New York Community Trust has awarded the Historic House Trust of New York City (HHT) $339,000 to improve physical and intellectual access to public house museums in ways that are beneficial to people living with disabilities. This project—led by a team specializing in ADA compliance within historically-significant environments, and with experience creating innovative accessibility programs—will position HHT and its 23 historic sites at the forefront of such initiatives across the nation.

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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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A View inside the Restoration of Louise Nevelson Chapel of The Good Shepherd at St. Peter’s Church and Nevelson at Noon

 

 

 

Nevelson Chapel. Image via nevelsonchapel.org

The Nevelson Chapel is finally open to the public. With a slight variation ~ entry is generally 8am to 4pm Sunday through Friday.

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Searching for NYC’s Monuments Dedicated to Women

 

 

 

Fearless Girl at her new home on Wall Street

With an outpouring of public sentiment wishing to have input into monuments citywide, and Women’s History Month upon us, Women.NYC and First Lady Chirlane McCray and former Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen announced the next four monuments as part of She Built NYC, an initiative to honor the trailblazing women who have helped shape New York City while addressing the absence of female statue in our public realm.

The monuments will include Billie Holiday to be near Queen Borough Hall in Queens, Elizabeth Jennings Graham in the Vanderbilt Avenue Corridor near Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, Dr. Helen Rodríguez Trías at St. Mary’s Park in the Bronx, and Katherine Walker at the Staten Island Ferry Landing in Staten Island.

Artist selection for each of these monuments will begin by the end of 2019, with artist selection concluding in the first half of 2020. The monuments will be built throughout 2021 and 2022.

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September 12th from 6-8pm is Gallery Night at The Fuller Building

 

 

Nino Migliori, Gente dell’Emilia, 1959. Image courtesy of Keith de Lellis Gallery

Gallery Night at the Fuller Building will be held on Wednesday, September 12th from 6-8pm featuring six renowned galleries, each presenting new exhibitions. The Fuller Building is located at 41 East 57th Street.

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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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2018 Women’s March NYC

 

 

 

The Women’s March is back this year in full-force, with more than 200,000 protesters here in NYC according to Mayor de Blasio’s office, coming from not only all boroughs, but all over the tri-state area, streaming by the hundreds, then by the thousands onto Central Park West for the March down Sixth Avenue.  Similar marches ~ more than 600 of them ~  are taking place at the same time, all throughout our Country.

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You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s

 

 

Oracle/City of Los Angeles 1, no.5 (August 1967). Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature

In collaboration with Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival The 60s, the New York Public Library is launching an exploration of the most influential elements of culture from 1960-74, and how they carry forward today.

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Red Grooms: New York On My Mind @ Marlborough Gallery

 

 

Red Grooms: The Strand, 2017.  Image via Marlborough Gallery

New York on My Mind, a solo exhibition of recent works by the American artist, Red Grooms, is on view at Marlborough Gallery. The exhibition will include both works on paper and the artist’s iconic three-dimensional constructions, and a stunning, ten-foot wide image of The Strand Bookstore, acrylic and ink on epoxy, mounted on wood.

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Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo @ John Jay College President’s Gallery

 

 

 

Untitled (Statue of Liberty), 2016 Muhammad Ansi

Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo, on view at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, is under threat of being seized by the Department of Defense.  About the artwork, and petition here. Read op-ed in the New York Times by the exhibits curator, Erin Thompson And op-ed by the New York Times Editorial Board on December 3rd.

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Volez, Voguez, Voyagez: the Rich History of Louis Vuitton ~ Opened in New York City

 

 

The historic journey of the House of Louis Vuitton has arrived in New York in the form of the exhibit, Volez, Voguez, Voyagez.  Curated by Oliver Saillard, with set designs by Robert Carsen, it is divided into ten chapters – one of which is entirely devoted to the United States and New York City.

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The Affordable Art Fair 2017 ~ New York

 

 

Artist Carl Karen Bain at Spence Gallery. Image via Spencegallery.com

Above image, artist Carl Karen Bain, at Spence Gallery, Booth 1.16 at The Affordable Art Fair, September 13 – 17.  Also find this artist during Fashion Week ~ picture this image, repeated as a skirt ~ at T.N.T. concept Store, a one-day pop-up, September 13th at 385 Tompkins Avenue in Brooklyn. You can also follow the artist here.

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Quin Arts at The Quin Hotel on 57th Street

 

 



The Quin lobby 15-foot Video Wall, featuring interactive compositions created by Artists-in-Residence + other creative partners

Have you walked through the lobby of The Quin this month?  In addition to the hotel’s permanent collection, distributed throughout, the lobby and drawing room are  exhibiting  Soren Solkaer: Heart Beat City  which runs from top to bottom, enveloping the large, comfortable space in color. The Danish photographer, Solkaer, who is known for his distinctive portraits of musicians, currently has two seperate exhibits at The Quin.  In addition to Soren Solkaer: Heart Beat City, the exhibit SURFACE, taken from his fine art photography book by the same name, is also on view.  Below are a few photos of Quin Arts current exhibits, and several other pieces done by Artists-in-Residence, now part of a permanent collection.  I do believe we caught the curator, DK Johnston, on the couch to the right.

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New York Talking Statues Arrive on a Cellphone Near You

 

 

The redesigned Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument featuring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Rendering of the statue in its future Central Park location, image courtesy Monumental Women ~ Also part of the Talking Statues Project.

Talking Statues originated with David Peter Fox in Copenhagen, using modern technology to give voice to historical statues in parks and plazas around the world. The project grew to include Helsinki, London, San Diego, Berlin, and Chicago, And finally, New York Talking Statues will launch on July 12th, 2017 at the New York Historical Society’s West 77th Street entrance. The project gives voice to more than thirty-five sculptures, eight of which are women, throughout the boroughs by way of cellphones. With so many sculptures in New York, the thirty-six statues were chosen by using three criteria. Historical statues, pertinent to New York City – statues erected by immigrants highlighting culture – and statues of artists who have contributed to this City.

The most recent addition to the Talking Statue Project is the monument featuring Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, to unveil on Literary Row in Central Park on August 26, 2020.

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Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno Opening Reception June 21st

 

 

 

 

A city-wide exhibition entitled Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno will celebrate the extraordinary life and work of the poet, artist and activist, John Giorno in thirteen locations, featuring films, drawings, archival presentations, paintings, and sound installations in a retrospective of Giorno’s work, as well as work inspired by him.

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Graffiti in the Sky at New Home of Spotify, 4 World Trade Center

 

 

 

“Optimistic Rebel” by artist, BoogieREZ

July 12, 2017, Spotify exercised an option to lease another 100,000 square feet at 4 World Trade Center, adding to the originally signed lease for the 378,000 square feet in February that includes the Graffiti in the Sky art installation curated by World Trade Gallery.  Spotify will occupy the 62nd through 72nd floors.

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