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GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from December 15 – 31

 

 

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

Keep an eye on Events/Installations from this past two weeks. Many are still on view through the Holiday Season.

Places to Go…..Things to See from December 15 – 31

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Life in a Shipping Container ~ a Williamsburg Home

 

 

 

All images via dezeen.com

A few years ago, Summer Streets placed a shipping container on Park Avenue near 42nd Street, and created a swimming pool and cabana area, enjoyed by the public.  Over the years, we’ve seen several creative uses for the sturdy, steel constructs. But this Williamsburg home, created from shipping containers, really caught our eye and imagination, creating terraces and privacy at every level.

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The Cliffs at Harlem Opening in 2018 on West 125th Street

 

 

The Cliffs, Vahalla

A 15,000 square foot, state-of-the art bouldering facility is coming to Harlem.  Opening in early 2018, The Cliffs at Harlem will open its doors at 256 West 125th street with NYC’s largest bouldering facility +  fitness center.

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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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SantaCon set for this Saturday ~ Here’s Where NOT to Be

 

 

Image via SantaCon on Twitter

You better watch out…you better not cry, feel free to shout and we’ll tell you why ~ SantaCon is coming to Town this Saturday, December 9th. They will be assembling in Midtown around 10am – and snow is expected.

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Met Museum Symposium ‘In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day” ~ December 9th

 

 

Image: Jade Eco Park, Philippe Rahm-Philippe Rahm Architect 

This Saturday, December 9th, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present In Our Time: A Year of Architecture in a Day.

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Milton Glaser + SVA Unveil Three New Subway Posters to Inspire & Engage

 

 

Image Courtesy SVA

The celebrated graphic designer, Milton Glaser, has unveiled three new public works in the New York City subway stations this week, in direct response to our current political climate and the administrations attack on humanity.  On Monday, December 4, the MTA installed his latest campaign on subway platforms all over this city.

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Ashley Zelinskie: Future Works at Kate Oh Gallery

 

 

Platonic Solids, artist Ashley Zelinskie. Image courtesy of Kate Oh Gallery

The Kate Oh Gallery will end the year with a solo exhibition of artwork entitled Future Works by the Brooklyn-based conceptual-technological artist Ashley Zelinskie, with an Opening Reception on Thursday, December 14th from 6-8pm.

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Mosaic ‘Spirit of Harlem’ Returning to Frederick Douglass Blvd at 125th Street

 

 

 

Image via the artists’ website, louisdelsarte.com   Spirit of Harlem, 10 feet x 30 feet

The iconic mural ‘Spirit of Harlem‘ by artist Louis Delsarte was replaced this week with painted black brick, sporting signage of one of the new shops in the commercial space at 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard.

Today, just days after our original post, we received good news, in a statement from Maira Liriano, who initiated the petition, which reads as follows:

Dear Fellow Activitists,

Your participation in this protest has been helpful in getting a positive response from Foot Locker, Inc.

I received an email from Mary Signorino, Director of PR & Communications for Foot Locker, Inc. stating the following:

“We respect and honor Harlem’s rich and diverse history and are committed to preserving and restoring the “Spirit of Harlem” mural that has become a meaningful tribute to that history.  We recognize that we disappointed you. It was never our intention to upset those in the community. We have been in touch with the artist, Mr. Delsarte, and will be working with him to make this right.”

I also spoke to a respresentative of the artist, Louis Delsarte, on the telephone yesterday to confirm what Ms. Signorino wrote. She told me that Mr. Desarte is in contact with Foot Locker and that they have invited him to help restore the mural, but there is no firm date yet.

We are getting closer to our demands, but we must stay vigilant. We cannot declare victory until the mural is restored and in full view.

It is also an opportunity to remind corporations of their responsibility to respect a community’s culture, history and art. A lesson must be learned that corporate indifference and disrespect, which often comes from gentrification, will be challenged. A better outcome is to work with communities from the beginning; don’t ignore what’s all around you. It’s a beautiful world which can only enhance your business.

Please continue to spread the word by forwarding the link below to your friends. Let’s help raise awareness of this problem and let’s keep the pressure on for a quick resolution.

https://campaigns.organizefor.org/petitions/bring-back-spirit-of-harlem-mural

Thanks,

Maira Liriano

 

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Community Board 1 Public Meeting Tonight at 6pm ~ Pier 17 South Street Seaport

 

 

Rendering of Pier 17 during a night concert, with proposed covering for the audience. The canopy would be lowered to 26 feet at other times. The design for the audience cover, which is not finalized and is not yet part of the current Landmarks application, would match the proposed 41-foot-high stage covering. Rendering: Howard Hughes Corp. via The Tribeca Trib

A Community Board 1 public meeting on the impact of the Pier 17 Mall and its rooftop events will be held at 6 pm on Monday, December 4th. The meeting will focus on the impact that the rooftop events will have on the surrounding neighborhood.

Community Board 1 public meeting will be held in the Southbridge Towers community room, 90 Beekman Street.

Excellent article with all the details on the project can be found in the Tribeca Trib.

Stay tuned for updates.

Update:  per 6sqft.com, LPC approves Achim Menges’ futuristic rooftop pavilion and stage for Pier 17  (December 12, 2017)

The Biggest ‘Little Art” Show of the Year at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

Alan Richards, “Counter Service”, Photo Image Composite, 9×12, $400

Save the Date, December 4th, for the 109th Annual Thumb-Box Exhibition and Sale at The Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village.

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Harlem Biospace ~ Riverside Chat: VC Funding for Life Science in NYC

 

 

Continuing with the Events, Riverside Chat, Harlem Biospace will hold a panel discussion on VC funding for life science in NYC on Thursday, December 7 from 6-8pm.

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Honoring World AIDS Day at The Schomburg Center

 

 

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is honoring World AIDS Day with two very special events.  The second annual Black Tie “Holiday” Edition and 2017 Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art.

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Schomburg Ed: Going Way Back with Big Daddy Kane

 

 

Image credit: Schomburg Center/NYPL

The Schomburg’s Hip Hop History Project’s first installment of “Going Way Back” will feature Grammy award-winning rapper Big Daddy Kane on Saturday, December 16th.

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62-64 East 125th Street to be Demolished + Permits filed for East Harlem Media/Cultural/Entertainment Center

 

 

62-64 East 125th Street

This week, a shed went up, surrounding the sidewalk portion of 62-64 East 125th Street, with a permit indicating that the building, located between Madison and Park Avenue, will be demolished.

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Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs to be On View at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

 

Adolf de Meyer (American [born France], 1868–1946). Etienne de Beaumont (detail), ca. 1923. Gelatin silver print, 9 5/16 x 7 5/16 in. (23.7 x 18.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 2008 (2009.460.7)
The Paris-born Baron Adolf de Meyer (1868-1946) had a stunning career in portrait and fashion photography. On December 4, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will present the first museum exhibition devoted to the artist in more than 20 years, and the first ever at The Met, with the exhibition, Quicksilver Brilliance: Adolf de Meyer Photographs.

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Tis’ the Season to mention Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Choir, Buy Nothing Day, and the show Now! Now! Now! at Joe’s Pub, to keep our Holiday’s in perspective.

We noticed that the Rev & his Choir had a busy summer, hanging out at the “public garden’ in Trump Tower practicing the art of effective protest.

Downton Abbey, The Exhibition, Arrives on 57th Street

 

 

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition has arrived in New York City, transporting viewers to Edwardian England and the beloved television show, “filled with social history, culture, and even some of the most memorable moments from the show’s six-season run.”

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Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal at Pace Gallery

 

 

Richard Avedon, Allen Ginsberg, poet,, NYC, December 30, 1963. Vintage gelatin silver print image. ©The Richard Avedon Foundation. Image via PACE

Pace Gallery presents Richard Avedon: Nothing Personal, photographs and archival materials drawn from Avedon’s 1964 collaboration with James Baldwin.

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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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Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

 

 

Opening Reception, Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem on December 10

Barbara Horowitz, Community Works & Voza Rivers, New Heritage Theatre Group, The Harlem Arts Alliance and Harlem Hospital Center present Spirit of Community: Art of Harlem

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The Schomburg Presents ~ Open Archive: Kathleen Collins Collection

 

 

Photo credit: Director Kathleen Collins with actor Bill Gunn during the filming of the Collins/Ronald Gray production Losing Ground, ©Ground Productions/Ronald Gray, Photographs and Prints Division/Schomburg Center for Reserach in Black Culture. Image via Schomburg Center

Pop-in to the Schomburg Center for a Pop-Up exhibition on Tuesday, November 28th, featuring items from its collection of archival materials on groundbreaking filmmaker, playwright and author, Kathleen Collins (1942-1988).

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100 Gates Project Celebrates 50 Painted Gates by Local Artists in El Barrio

 

 

andre trenier @andre_trenier at Sisters Cuisine, 47 East 124th Street

During the summer of 2017, The 100 Gates Project and New Harlem East Merchant Association (NHEMA) teamed up to bring local artists together with local merchants, beautifying gates in and around East Harlem. The project, which also includes Staten Island, is part of the New York City Department of Small Business Service’s Neighborhood 360 grant opportunity program.

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#100 Gates Behind the Scenes in El Barrio

 

 

100 Gates Project Celebrating the completion of 50 gates in East Harlem

If you want to see the Gates, be prepared to get up really early or stay up really late.  GothamToGo met up with #100GatesProject Director, Natalie Raben and the Commissioner of NYC SBS, Gregg Bishop early in front of the not-yet-open El Nuevo Caridad, on the corner of Second Avenue and 116th Street, to check out 17 of the 50 Gates that make up the #100GatesProject in El Barrio.

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El Barrio in the ’80s by Photographer, Joseph Rodriguez ~ Book Launch at the Museum of the City of New York on December 12

 

 

Image via Joseph Rodriguez

On the heals of the opening reception of the documentary film, Joseph Rodriguez | Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s at The Bronx Documentary Center, The Museum of the City of New York, in partnership with Union Settlement, will host a reception and book signing to celebrate the launch of the photographer’s new book, Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the ’80s on December 12 from 6:30-8:30pm.

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Harlem Biospace Presents: Riverside Chat @ Columbia University

 

 


A free community event, focusing on government support for Life Science in New York City, will take place on Tuesday, November 21st from 6-8pm. The event will take place at Davis Auditorium of Columbia University, 530 West 120th Street.

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‘Dimensions of Three’ at Allouche Gallery

 

 

Martin Gremse, Mapped Inter Cellusive, 2017. Mixed Media, rubber and silver on canvas. 70.9 x 98.4 inches. Image via Allouche Gallery

Dimension of Three, an exhibition featuring contemporary artists, Martin Gremse~Reinoud Oudshoorn~Crystal Wagner will open on November 30th at Allouche Gallery.

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Atlas: The Third Millennium Arrives in Marcus Garvey Park

 

 

Atlas: The Third Millennium 2016-1017 by Artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez in Marcus Garvey Park

With the temperature dipping to the mid-thirties, Atlas: The Third Millennium, along with its creator, the artist, Jorge Luis Rodriguez, arrived for the installation in Marcus Garvey Park.

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‘Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts From the Susan Grant Lewin Collection’ at Cooper Hewitt

 

 

Image via Cooper Hewitt

Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection will open on November 17, in celebration of the recent gift from the renowned collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Concrete Jungle to Open at Emmanuel Fremin November 16

 

 

Artist, Young Sam Kim  ~  Unchanged, 40″ x 41″, edition of 7

Oh how we enjoyed Emmanuel Fremin Gallery’s  The Fancy Animal Carnival by the artist Hung Yi, installed all along the Broadway Mall last year in the Garment District. This month, the Gallery will open its doors to Concrete Jungle, a joint exhibition with artists Hung Yi and photographer, Young Sam Kim.

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Not of This Island @ Galleries at The Interchurch Center

 

 

                                             TAFA: Miles and Crowd, 48″ x 36″, oil on canvas

Not of This Island will open at Galleries at The Interchurch Center today, featuring four very special artists ~ TAFA, Hrvoje Slovenc, Ezequiel Taveras and Ismael Checo.

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The Whimsical Work of Laura Owens at The Whitney in November

 

 

Image credit: Laura Owens, Untitled, 2004. Acrylic and oil on linen, 66 x 66 in. (167.6 x 167.6 cm). Collection of Nina Moore. © Laura Owens

Opening this week at The Whitney Museum of American Art, a comprehensive look at the whimsical work of Los Angeles-based artist, Laura Owens, featuring approximately 60 paintings from the mid-1990s to today.

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Historic Julien Binford Murals on West 14th Street Saved

 

 

Mural located at 101 West 14th Street painted by Julien Binford in 1954

Julien Binford (1909-1997) was an American Painter, known for his paintings and murals of rural settings in Virginia, where he lived.  In May of 1941, LIFE Magazine featured a four-page article on an art show at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts entitled The Eighth Exhibition of the Work of Virginia Artists in which Binford was one of 85 participating artists, whose average age was under 30.

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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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Don’t Miss Xenobia Bailey at MAD

 

 

The style and color are undeniably the artist, Xenobia Bailey ~ and from October 24 to December 17, 2017, Ms Bailey, along with fellow artist Maria Hupfield, will be part of Studio Views: Craft in the Expanded Field at The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD).

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