‘Broadway: Now & Then’ Arrives in Washington Heights

 

 

 

Adrian Sas, Broadway: Now & Then. Installation view courtesy of the artist

“Broadway: Now & Then” is a captivating 4-foot-wide lenticular composition that seamlessly blends two distinct moments in history. As viewers pass by the installation, they will witness the enchanting transformation between a black and white image from 1910, loaned by the Museum of the City of New York, and the artist’s 2023 photograph of the very same location where the piece is installed. The flip between archival and contemporary images provides a unique perspective on the transformation of our city.

This site-specific installation displays alternating images of the intersection where it stands, at Broadway and W. 157th Street, in two distinct eras. Pedestrians trigger its lenticular, time-warp effect simply by walking by.

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The People’s Theatre Project Celebrates a Ceremonial Groundbreaking for its Future Home ~ Uptown!

 

 

 


The People’s Theatre: Centro Cultural Inmigrante. Renderings by Nightnurse; design by WorkAC

On Wednesday, October 25, 2023, the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) celebrated a ceremonial groundbreaking for its first and future home, The People’s Theatre: Centro Cultural Inmigrante. Lin-Manuel Miranda and Luis A. Miranda Jr, on behalf of the Miranda Family Fund, and Dr. Steven J. Corwin, President and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian, announced transformational pledges of $1M each toward the development of Washington Heights’ and Inwood’s first flexible theatre. New York State Governor Kathy Hochul today also announced $4M in funding for the theater through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York (DASNY).

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The Little Red Lighthouse Festival ~ October 7th ~ CANCELLED due to Weather

 

 

 

Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park. Image credit: NYC Parks
  • Unfortunately this Festival has been CANCELLED due to weather

Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse with readings of the eponymous children’s book, live music, City Parks Foundation Puppetmobile performance, and activities for all ages!

As in years past, tours will be first come, first served. To safely and comfortably accommodate visitors, a limited number of timed tickets will be distributed beginning at noon on Saturday, October 7, 2023.

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Celebrating 1863~1923: Sorolla Centennial at the Hispanic Society Museum & Library

 

 

 

Sorolla Gallery

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library is honored to commemorate the centenary of the passing of Joaquín Sorolla (1863–1923), an artist whose name and legacy remains inextricably linked to the history of this institution. Sorolla was a renowned Spanish artist, whose work was highly regarded in Europe and the Americas in the early twentieth century. Born in Valencia, he was orphaned early in life and raised by his aunt and uncle, who recognized his artistic talent and arranged for his training in painting and drawing from the age of nine.

The Hispanic Society Museum & Library commemorates the great Spanish artist Joaquín Sorolla (1863-1923) with a series of three concerts titled Joaquín Sorolla and his Vision de España—A Centennial Series:  The Musical World of the Artist ~ June 30, 2023 at 5:00pm.

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NYC DOT Announced Artists for the 191st Street Tunnel Murals in Washington Heights

 

 

 

191st street at Broadway # 1 Train, 2017

The community was shocked to see their 191st Street #1 subway station at Broadway, devoid of the colorful murals commissioned by Department of Transportation in 2015 as part of a Beautification Project. This past weekend, a DOT operation “fully clean and sanitize’ the approximately 900-foot-long tunnel early on Saturday morning, January 21, 2023.

Update ~ NYC DOT Announces Search for Four Artists to beautify 191st Street Tunnel (March 16, 2023).

The Uptown Collective posted the names of the artists whose work will ‘enliven and beautify the walls’ of the 191st Street Tunnel. They are Vicky Bonilla, Denise Coke, Rasheeda Johnson, and Carla Torres. Congratulations to the artists, and look forward to the new murals.

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Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands Present ‘MIXTAPE’ at Historic United Palace Theatre

 

 

 

Tribeca & Universal Music Group for Brands: Mixtape

Save the Date ~ April 7, 2022 for the world premiere of the feature documentary from Mercury Studios, MIXTAPE, telling the story of mixtape culture and its role in spreading hip-hop around the world.

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The Audubon Mural Project adds a Stunning Mosaic ~ Trumpeter Swans

 

 

 

Trumpeter Swan mosaic by Carlos Pinto and John Sear @163rd and B’Way (click on image for more) photo: Mike Fernandez/Audubon

in 2014, the National Audubon Society and Gitler & ___ Gallery collaborated to create The Audubon Mural Project. The project was inspired by the legacy of the American bird artist and ornithologist, John James Audubon, and the specific birds threatened by a warming climate. The project consisted of painting avian-themed murals on more than 300 gates and windows in the neighborhood, promoting the society’s climate-change-awareness campaign. Fast forward to 2020 ~ The Audubon Mural Project completed its first public mosaic, after two-years of work, unveiling in December, 2020 ~ Trumpeter Swans on Broadway and 163rd Street.

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Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz in Washington Heights Now a NYC Landmark

 

 

 

Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission

On March 23, 2021, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) held a virtual public hearing on the proposed designation of Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz, located at 715 West 179th Street in Washington Heights. All were in favor in a vote on May 18, 2021, confirming Holyrood Episcopal Church~Iglesia Santa Cruz as a New York City Landmark.

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A Visit to The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters on Audubon Terrace

 

 

 

American Academy and Institute of Arts & Letters at Audubon Terrace

The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (AAAL), located in the Audubon Terrace complex, is dedicated to honoring excellence in art, literature and music, with 250 of our country’s leading architects, artists, composers, and writers. Take a walk with us through these historic doors.

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