79th Street Boat Basin to Receive $90 Million in a Total Reconstruction

 

 

 

79th Street Boat Basin

NYC Parks today announced the total reconstruction of the 80-year old West 79th Street Boat Basin in Riverside Park. The New York City Economic Development Corporation-managed project will make the historic marina climate resilient, enable more ecological research and education, and expand access for boaters. As part of the project, the entire site will be dredged to enable vessels to navigate the marina at all tidal cycles. The $89.2 million project is funded by $60.9 million from Mayor Bill de Blasio and $28.3 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Adrian Sas: Source to Spout Along Riverside Park from 64th~148th Streets

 

 

 

Adrian Sas Source to Spout can be seen throughout Riverside Park from 66th to 148th Streets. Image courtesy

Artist Adrian Sas augments our understanding of reality with an installation entitled ‘Source to Spout‘ in Riverside Park. by wrapping a series of panoramic photographs around drinking fountains throughout the park, Sas reveals the system of protected lands, reservoirs, and aqueducts which feeds these fountains.  This new and very refreshing installation will be on view from 64th street to 148th street throughout Riverside Park beginning June 18, 2021.

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Riverside Park Conservancy Celebrating 35th with World Class Musical Lineup Moved to June 10th

 

 

 

Re: Growth, artist Dewitt Godfrey, curator Karin Bravin ~ Riverside Park Conservancy

Riverside Park Conservancy announced a free, world-class musical lineup to help celebrate the organization’s 35th Anniversary on Thursday, June 10th from 6-9pm.

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Art On The Corner to Fill Vacant Upper West Side Storefront

 

 

 

2780 Broadway, corner of 107th Street. Image courtesy of Art On The Corner

An exhibition of 24 paintings, photographs, and other artworks that reflect and celebrate the Upper West Side will open on June 5th, filing the windows of 2780 Broadway. The temporary gallery, prominently located at the corner of 107th Street, was formerly home to Bank Street Bookstore.

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Celebrating Riverside Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary with RE: GROWTH, a Summer-Long, Outdoor Art Exhibition

 

 

 

Artist, Wendy Letven ‘Four Currents’ for RE: GROWTH. Image courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy

Riverside Park Conservancy will be celebrating its 35th Anniversary, and slow emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic, by hosting a summer-long art exhibition throughout the Park entitled, RE: GROWTH, a Celebration of Art, Riverside Park, and the New York Spirit.

“To offer hope and joy through the use of festive shapes and colors is my gift for a city that has lost too much during the pandemic.” Blanka Amezkua

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Art on the Ave: The Art of Healing ~ Take a Stroll on the Upper West Side

 

 

 

3k by Adrian Hashimi. Image courtesy xgallery.nyc

Art on the Ave has been working with local property owners and businesses on the Upper West Side, filling empty windows with works created by local artists. Not only has the project beautified spaces, it also has been an opportunity for for all to enjoy a socially distanced gallery walk using digital and printable maps.

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Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine coming to the New York Historical Society Garden this Summer

 

 

 

Hope Wanted installation. Photo credit: Kay Hickman

Many of our beloved Museum’s, which have been closed for several months due to COVID-19, have risen to difficult challenges with free online viewing rooms, artist talks, workshops and educational experiences. The New York Historical Society will open its rear courtyard this summer to a COVID-19-related installation entitled, Hope Wanted: New York City Under Quarantine.

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Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway ~ Audubon Sculpture Project NYC

 

 

 

Birds on Broadway at 64th Street

The National Audubon Society, Gitler &___ , New York City Parks Department,  NYC Audubon and the Broadway Mall Association have a very special installation scheduled for May 17, 2019. Ten sculptures in reclaimed wood to call attention to New York City’s climate threatened birds.

We’ve been following the project from its inception at Gitler & __, and below is a sneak-peek of Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, Audubon Sculpture Project, with sculptures to be installed from 67th Street to 168th Street ~  and the Kickstarter Campaign that helped to make this happen. The birds have arrived! Let’s do some #birdwatching.

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Folk Art on the Broadway Malls ~ Project Installation beings on October 12th

 

 

Rendering via Lincoln Square’s Broadway Mall Public Art Project

The Lincoln Square BID and American Folk Art Museum are partnering to create a new public art project on the Broadway Mall between 60th and 70th Streets. The painting will take place on Friday, October 12th from 9:30am to 5:00pm, when they will be working with New York Cares volunteers.

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Imagine ~ if Yoko Ono did an MTA Art Mural on 72nd Street & Central Park West

 

 

yoko ono at 72nd street

……..And imagine if Yoko Ono created this mural in a subway station adjacent to The Dakota, where she shared her life with husband John Lennon from 1973 until his death, and where she still lives today.

The 72nd Street B/C Subway Station, undergoing a major renovation, just reopened with six mosaic panels spread throughout the station from 70th Street to 72nd Street, created by Yoko Ono.

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North of History Presents Francie Bishop Good’s Exhibition ~ Comus

 

 

Artist Francie Bishop Good’s exhibition ‘Comus’ at North of History

Next up at North of History, the artist Francie Bishop Good with her solo exhibition entitled Comus.

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‘Feminine Constructs’ opens at North of History

 

 

Artist, Lizzy Lunday

Feminine Constructs, works by Lizzy Lunday and Maura Martin depict female identity and sexuality in America in a new exhibit opening on June 28th at North of History.

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“Appearances and Disappearances” @ North of History

 

 

Image courtesy of the gallery

The gallery, North of History, opened its doors this month to the photographic exhibit, “Appearances and Disappearances,” featuring works by Sanaz Mazinani and Rola Khayyat.

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North of History ~ Andrew Freedman Home heads to Upper West Side

 

 

“Ravages” by Nicky Enright

Andrew Freedman Home will head to the Upper West Side, with a new art exhibition featuring artists from the AFH Collective at a new space ~ North of History.

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The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 on View at New York Historical Society

 

 

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In a new exhibition, the New York Historical Society takes a deep-dive into the causes, progression, and consequences of the Vietnam War. Currently on view, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975 displays more than 300 artifacts, photographs, artworks, documents, films, and interactive digital media from a time in American history that transformed society.

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