The Keepers is a performance art intervention created by longtime NYC cultural provocateur, Ed Woodham – scheduled for Friday, September 22 in three different locations around the Penn Station neighborhood (The Church of St. John the Baptist, Gimbel’s Skybridge, and the demolished Hotel Pennsylvania). Woodham is the founder/director of the annual public art festival Art in Odd Places, which has taken place each October across 14th Street in Manhattan since 2005.
Expect to see The Keepers between 6:30-7:30am at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 213 West 30th Street and Seventh Avenue ~ From 8:30-9:30am at the Gimbels Sky Bridge at West 32nd Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues ~ and from 10:30-11:30am at the demolished Hotel Pennsylvania at 401 Seventh Avenue.
Named after the late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Train Hall in the James A. Farley Post Office Building honors the design of the original Penn Station. The project represents one of New York’s most ambitious transportation and infrastructure upgrades in decades. It includes a 255,000 square-foot Train Hall with 92-foot high skylight, expanding Penn Station’s Concourse space by 50%.
You hear a lot of sounds in the area around Penn Station, from cars and buses to the constant hum of commuters rushing for trains, but 34th Street is adding something new to the mix: live music performed by top-notch artists. Music at Penn is a new series of pop-up performances at the easternmost entrance to Penn Station, near the intersection of 32nd Street and 7th Avenue.