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Art in the Parks ~ Check Out Public Artworks on Display This Summer 2022

 

 

 

Steven Evans, Songs for a Memorial (photo courtesy of the NYC AIDS Memorial)

Summer is officially here, and NYC Parks’ Art in the Parks program is ready with a variety of outdoor installations in parks across the five boroughs. Parks invites New Yorkers to check out the more than 40 temporary artworks on view while enjoying summertime in the city. These vibrant installations include sculptures, large-scale murals, and interactive sound projects, exploring themes of nature, community, music, remembrance, and more.

Here are some highlights this season, beginning with our featured image, Songs for a Memorial by Steven Evans at the NYC AIDS Memorial Park at St. Vincent’s Triangle in Manhattan, and on view through September 6, 2022.

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The Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents ‘Crafting Fashion for Possible Futures’

 

 

 

Credit: SUSANNE BISOVSKY © BERND PREIML

What can fashion design really do right now? is the intrinsic question that arises in a time of chronic political, environmental, health, and social struggles amidst lingering fears of an imminent crisis.

With the exhibition Crafting Fashion for Possible Futures, curated by Camille Boyer and Miriam Kathrein for the Austrian Fashion Association, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York presents for the first time a comprehensive overview of contemporary Austrian fashion design and shows that design holds the potential for change and possible, better futures. The exhibition will be on view June 24-September 8, 2022. The opening reception with curators and participating designers will take place on June 23, 6-9 PM. 

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‘Streets In Play: Katrina Thomas, NYC Summer 1968’ Opens at Arsenal Gallery in Central Park with Curators Talk on July 13th

 

 

 

Streets In Play: Katrina Thomas, NYC Summer 1968. Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

See New York City in 1968 through the lens of photographer Katrina Thomas with “Streets in Play”. Curated from the NYC Parks Photo Archive collection, the exhibition features more than 40 of Thomas’ photographs of “Playstreets” or residential blocks closed to traffic and equipped with recreational and cultural activities. With dynamic black-and-white images that document carless streets and children engaged in inventive and self-directed forms of play, the 1968 images speak to present-day questions of whom and what purposes city streets might serve. Where were you in 1968?

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Pick up the Ultimate NYC Souvenir ~ The Last Redbird Subway Car going Up for Auction

 

 

 

Image courtesy DCAS Surplus Goods Auctions

Leaving New York and want to take a piece of this great City with you? Or are you looking for a second home? Here’s the ultimate souvenir. The New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) today listed Redbird subway car #9075 – the last of its kind – for public auction.

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‘Rita Wilmers: Coming Full Circle’ inside the Kaufman Arcade in The Garment District

 

 

 

Rita Wilmers: Coming Full Circle in the Kaufman Arcade. Image courtesy of the artist and The Garment District Alliance

The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing 14 mixed-media paintings titled Coming Full Circle, created by New York-based artist Rita Wilmers.

Located inside the Kaufman Arcade building on 139 W 35th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through August 31st. Coming Full Circle is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations throughout the year and over 17 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.

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First Ever Solicitation by NYC Parks for Mobile Food & Merchandise Vendors in Iconic Parks Citywide!

 

 

 

NYC Parks has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the sale of specialty items from Mobile Units in some of the city’s most iconic parks, including Central Park, Forest Park, Macombs Dam Park, and more! For the first time ever, Parks has issued an RFP for both food and merchandise mobile units in the same request. Parks is inviting proposals for inventive, exciting concepts, whether selling an assortment of healthy, fresh salads to people on the go, hot and cold delicacies from a distant homeland, or fresh flowers to spruce up the home.

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NYC Parks to Preserve George Segal’s ‘Gay Liberation’ Sculptures as Part of The Monument Conservation Program

 

 

 

In honor of Pride Month, NYC Parks’ monuments crew will provide annual care for George Segal’s Gay Liberation sculptural group commemorating the Stonewall Riots. The work is part of the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program.

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William Klein: Afrique on view at Howard Greenberg Gallery

 

 

 

William Klein: Afrique. Independence parade, Dakar, Senegal, 1963; Chromogenic print; printed 2022; Image size: 28 1/8 x 41 5/8 inches; Paper size: 30 3/4 x 44 3/8 inches. © William Klein, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

Howard Greenberg Gallery will open its doors to William Klein: Afrique from June 23 through September 17, 2022. The exhibition highlights a rediscovered body of work by William Klein, one of the leading photographers of the 20th century.

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‘Women at War’ curated by Monika Fabijanska to Open at Fridman Gallery NYC in Collaboration with Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

 

 

 

Dana Kavelina, a still from Letter to a Turtledove, 2020, film, 20:55 min. ©Dana Kavelina. Courtesy of the artist.

Fridman Gallery (NYC) and Voloshyn Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine) are honored to present Women at War, curated by Monika Fabijanska.  This group exhibition features works by a selection of the leading contemporary women artists working in Ukraine, and provides context for the current war, as represented in art across media. Several works in the exhibition were made after February 24, 2022, when Russia began full-scale invasion; others date from the eight years of war following the annexation of Crimea and the creation of separatist “republics” in Donbas in 2014.

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‘Iwantja Rock n Roll’ to Open at Fort Gansevoort in Historic Meatpacking District

 

 

 

Kaylene Whiskey. Kungkas in Hollywood, 2021. Acrylic on linen. 65.75 x 78 inches. © Kaylene Whiskey/ Courtesy the artist and Fort Gansevoort

Fort Gansevoort is pleased to announce Iwantja Rock n Roll, a group exhibition of new works by Australian artists Vincent Namatjira, Kaylene Whiskey, and Tiger Yaltangki, three leading members of the indigenous Indulkana Community in the northwestern region of South Australia on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. On view from Thursday, July 7, 2022, their combined paintings, complemented by recent video works by Whiskey and Yaltangki, offer insight into the confluent global influences – from contemporary Western pop culture to traditional Anangu culture – that vivify the extraordinary artistic outpouring from Iwantja Arts, one of eleven indigenous owned and governed Aboriginal art centers in the APY Art Centre Collective. Iwantja Arts supports the artistic practices of more than forty members, working across various mediums, including painting, sculpture, video art, and printmaking.

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eddy kwon Performs at ‘Concerts in the Catacombs’ Series in Green-Wood Cemetery

 

 

 

Eddy Kwon. Credit Mengwen Cao

The Green-Wood Cemetery series of concerts featuring boundary-breaking performers continues in its historic Catacombs this summer, curated by acclaimed experimental singer, songwriter, and Broadway star Gelsey Bell.

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The Czech Center New York Presents Czech Contemporary Quilt Curated by Jana Štěrbová

 

 

 

Artist Jana Lálová, Petrified Forest. Czech Contemporary Quilt exhibition.

Czech Center New York presents Czech Contemporary Quilt, a cross-sectional exhibition, which charts the development of Czech artists working in this textile discipline, which was practically unknown in the Czech Republic just 20 years ago. Works by thirteen leading quilt artists will be on view July 1st – September 2nd, 2022.  The opening reception will take place Thursday, June 30th, 7-9 PM. Following a number of exhibitions in Europe, this exhibition marks the first time that the best Czech artists will be presented to American audiences.

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Last Weekend with NYC Parks Celebrating Adventures NYC 2022 in Central Park

 

 

 

Adventures NYC with NYC Parks, 2022. Image credit NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

Last Saturday, June 18th, NYC Parks invited New Yorkers to meet at the Central Park Bandshell for a day of adventure. From 11am to 4pm, kids and their parents (or kids at heart) zip lined, rock climbed, paddle boarded and more at the annual Adventures NYC with the NYC Parks Department and Outside, transforming Central Park into the nation’s largest urban adventure playground.

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New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission Celebrates LGBTQ 2022 + Landmarks with Story Map

 

 

 

In honor of Pride Month, today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), announced the launch of Pride: Celebrating LGBTQ+ Landmarks, an interactive story map highlighting individual landmarks designated for their association with people and organizations that made significant contributions to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) cultural and civil rights movements. Through narrative text, photos, maps, and multimedia content, the public can learn more about the important history behind these landmarks.

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They’re Baaaaaaa……ck! Riverside Park Conservancy’s Beloved Goats Returning for Summer 2022

 

 

 

Running with the Goats will take place on July 14. Image via Green Goats Farm

An unexpected teaser video was released by Riverside Park Conservancy today, announcing that their weed-eating goats will return for the summer.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Holds Hearing on the Demolition of West Park Presbyterian Church on the Upper West Side

 

 

 

West Park Presbyterian Church (WPPC), 165 West 86th Street, NYC. Image courtesy NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission 

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission held a hearing on an application to demolish the individual landmarked West-Park Presbyterian Church, located at 541 Amsterdam Avenue in NYC, on the grounds of financial hardship. Speakers lined up on Zoom, on all sides of the issue, with the meeting lasting more than four-hours. Below is a little background and a thumbnail sketch of today’s meeting. Decision will follow in one month.

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The Harlem Chamber Players Present ‘The Ordering of Moses’ at Riverside Church during Juneteenth 2022

 

 

 

The Harlem Chamber Players ‘The Ordering of Moses’ at Riverside Church. Image credit: Glenna Freedman PR

Having been on pause since the pandemic, Liz Player (Founding Executive and Artistic Director, Harlem Chamber Players) is pleased to announce the rare NYC performance of Harlem Renaissance composer Nathaniel Dett’s (1882-1943) masterpiece oratorio The Ordering of Moses.  During the weekend of Juneteenth, the concert will be presented June 17th for one night only at The Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive). In 1937 The Ordering of Moses was actually cut from the airwaves during a national radio broadcast.  It is now believed the network caved to racist complaints from listeners. Produced by Ms. Player and brought back to its original splendor, this epic performance includes a 60- piece orchestra from The Harlem Chamber Players, a 75-member choir composed of members from Chorale Le Chateau, and five Metropolitan Opera soloists.

The production is helmed by conductor, music director and multifaceted artist Damien Sneed and is hosted by WQXR personality Terrance McKnight. The Ordering of Moses is part of the Harlem Renaissance Centennial and is produced in association with The Manhattan School of Music and The Harlem School of the Arts. General admission tickets which have been made affordable are $25 are available online at https://harlemchamberplayers.ticketleap.com/the-ordering-of-moses/ or by calling ­­­­­­212-866-1492.  Masks will be required for this performance.

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Riverside Park Conservancy 2022 Annual Spring Benefit ~ Together Again

 

 

 

Riverside Park Conservancy Annual Spring Benefit 2022. Image courtesy Riverside Park Conservancy

At its annual spring benefit on June 7, Riverside Park Conservancy honored Lori Bassman and Mary Frances Shaughnessy, two members of the board who helped to create and grow the organization into what it is today. The Conservancy’s benefit, titled “Together Again,” was their first in-person annual fundraiser since 2019, and it was a great success.

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Inside Art: Create, Climb, Collaborate to Open at Children’s Museum of Manhattan

 

 

 

Wish. Installation view of a previous iteration of ‘Wish’, a collaborative artwork in which community members share prayers, wishes, and expressions of gratitude, by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi. Credit: Photo by Alexander Bustamante

 This June, the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) opens the next edition of its acclaimed visual art exhibition series designed to cultivate critical early learning skills through meaningful engagement with contemporary art and artists. Inside Art: Create, Climb, Collaborate introduces children to powerful tools of self-expression and new ways of seeing everyday spaces with dynamic interactive art installations and commissions, including a surrealist inspired house by Isidro Blasco that children can explore, a wishing tree by Aya Rodriguez-Izumi that visitors can add to, and a multi-story installation designed by BARarchitekten in which art can be both viewed and made. Celebrating art as a vehicle for connection—particularly after two years of isolation and social distancing—the multimedia exhibition explores ideas of community, home, and self. 

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Statue Paying Tribute to Playwright & Activist Lorraine Hansberry Leaving Times Square for The Schomburg Center and Brooklyn Bridge Park

 

 

 

On the plaza in front of The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Artist Alison Saar unveiled her sculpture honoring activist, playwright and journalist Lorraine Hansberry, entitled To Sit Awhile, in Times Square. This was a fitting place for the first of three pop-up locations for this monument in the New York area, since Hansberry ~ author of ‘A Raisin in the Sun‘ ~ was the first Black woman to have her work produced on Broadway.

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Apollo Theater to Release Limited Edition NFT Commemorating June 13th Annual Spring Benefit

 

 

Image courtesy of The Apollo Theater. Image Credit: Shahar Azran Photography

In celebration of the Apollo’s Spring Benefit on Monday, June 13, the non-profit announced today it will release a limited edition non-fungible token (NFT) commemorating the annual event. Approximately 400 NFTs will be issued  through Ticketmaster. The special NFTs will be given to each person who donated to Apollo’s Spring Benefit. The commemorative NFT will be a digital keepsake celebrating the world-renowned organization’s largest annual fundraising event.

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‘nar·ra·tive : the practice or art of telling stories’ to Open at Philippe Labaune Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

Mathieu Bablet, Tribute to Moebius, 2022, China ink and watercolor, 19 x 15 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Philippe Labaune Gallery is pleased to present the group exhibition “nar·ra·tive”, an exhibition of illustrations and strips created by twelve artists from Asia, Europe, and the United States.

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Remembering Bäst Opens at Allouche Gallery NYC on June 11th

 

 

 

Bäst, Untitled, 2019, Acrylic on canvas, 101 x 135 inches. Image courtesy of the gallery.

Allouche Gallery to open Remembering Bäst, in tribute to the life and career of Michael “Bäst” Polimeni on June 7th at their 2nd Avenue pop-up location. His talent to create edgy, uncomprising compositions that challenge modern urban life will forever be a gesture of his mark on Earth.

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Don’t Miss The Immersive Animal-Centric Public Art Exhibit from Astor Place to Ruth Wittenberg Triangle in Greenwich Village from June 10-12

 

 

 

In Plain Sight Image courtesy The Village Alliance and Kristina Libby

Greenwich Village, long a hot-spot for art and architecture, will play host to In Plain Sight, an immersive animal-themed public art exhibit from June 10-12. The exhibit inspired by the unique history of animals in art and architecture in the neighborhood is a celebration of the resilience, courage and creativity of New Yorkers of all walks of life.

“We wanted to create an exhibit that felt joyful, while being interesting for all ages in our community,” shared Rachel Brandon, the Marketing and Events director for the Village Alliance Business Improvement District. “This collaboration with both Kristina Libby and Gillie and Marc brought the opportunity to highlight numerous New York based artists who incorporate animals in their practice.”

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‘Hats: Humor and High Design’ by the Milliners Guild Unveiled in Garment District Space for Public Art

 

 

 

Image courtesy Garment District Alliance and The Milliners Guild

The Garment District Alliance announced the latest in its ongoing series of public art exhibits, showcasing a collection of 28 hats, titled Hats: Humor and High Design, designed by the finalists of an international millinery competition as well as select members of the Milliners Guild.

Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through July 15. Hats: Humor and High Design is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations and over 16 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.

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The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan Presents: Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer! The Healing Power of Music

 

 

 

This June 13, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan (MMJCCM) will raise the curtain on a special virtual health and wellness event—Broadway’s Best for Breast Cancer! The Healing Power of Music, featuring Broadway stars and health experts offering guidance to those experiencing health challenges or wishing to support friends and family members.

The free, virtual event takes place on Monday, June 13 at 6 p.m. ET and is beneficial for everyone but geared specifically to those living with or recovered from breast cancer. This special program is cosponsored by the MMJCCM and Dr. Alison Estabrook, a nationally recognized breast cancer surgeon and currently Professor of Surgery at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She was founder and chief of the Comprehensive Breast Center, Mount Sinai West, in New York City, and co-founder of Breastlink New York, an affiliate of Radnet. It is endorsed by MMJCCM community partners Sharsheret, The Nia Technique, and the American Cancer Society.

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The Second Annual Arts Gowanus ArtWalk will Turn Atlantic Ave into NYC’s Largest Public Art Gallery Beginning June 18th

 

 

 

Image courtesy Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC)

On June 18, the Arts Gowanus ArtWalk returns to the streets, parks and businesses of Atlantic Avenue, giving the public the opportunity to enjoy works from over 100 local artists in a self-guided tour of 70-plus locations in the community.

The second-annual showcase, created through the collaboration non-profit organizations Arts Gowanus, Atlantic Avenue Business Improvement District and the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation, will highlight the talent of Brooklyn artists while supporting local businesses along a 1.5 mile route extending from Fourth Avenue to the waterfront.

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NYC Parks’ Monuments Conservation Program Launches 25th Season beginning in Harlem with Richard Hunt’s ‘Harlem Hybrid’

 

 

 

NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program working on Richard Hunt’s Harlem Hybrid on West 125th Street in Harlem. Image credit: NYC Parks/Malcolm Pinckney

As the 25th season of NYC Parks’ Citywide Monuments Conservation Program (CMCP) commences, a team of skilled conservators and trainees have started making the rounds to clean, recoat and treat several major monuments throughout the five boroughs. On Friday, this year’s three new seasonal apprentices worked with staff using ladders and a boom lift to preserve Richard Hunt’s Harlem Hybridalong with other sculptures in Harlem.

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‘Yes, And: a survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island’ to Open June 10th at The Staten Island Museum

 

 

Nathan’s Kensinger, Managed Retreat, 2018. Video ~ “My art practice examines the intersections of human habitation, natural landscapes, and climate change along the waterfront of New York City…I have been creatively documenting Staten Island’s waterfront for the past 15 years, as part of my larger body of work about the city’s entire waterfront.

The Staten Island Museum’s latest exhibition Yes, And: a survey exhibition of art and artists connected to Staten Island opens to the public on June 10, 2022 with a public reception on June 11 from 2PM – 4PM. This exhibition, featuring thirty-six artists, is a current version of the Staten Island Museum’s longstanding tradition of holding juried art shows for more than 70 years.

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Nari Ward: Home of the Brave at The Vilcek Foundation

 

 

 

Nari Ward, Tired, G.O.A.T., 2017, Concrete, sand, fiberglass, black pigment, and rebar, 91 x 59 x 59 in. Image courtesy Vilcek Foundation

The Vilcek Foundation is pleased to present Nari Ward: Home of the Brave, Ward’s first solo exhibition with the foundation. The exhibition, curated by Vilcek Foundation President Rick Kinsel, will be on view from May 31, 2022, to February 3, 2023.

Nari Ward: Home of the Brave includes a selection of works and installations by the Jamaican-born artist. The exhibition provokes an examination of the values espoused in iconic American symbols, including the American flag and the Statue of Liberty. The individual works invite viewers to question how the concepts of democracy, liberty, and belonging are experienced by immigrants, Black people, and other underrepresented communities whose experiences put them outside the dominant white narrative.

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The Art Students League’s 2022 Final Project Exhibition

 

 

 

Kumi Hirose courtesy of the artist

The Art Students League of New York is proud to present the annual Final Project Exhibition, curated by The League’s 2022 Curator-at-Large, Jillian Russo. Featuring the work of artists who have recently completed The League’s four-year Certificate Program, the Final Project Exhibition offers graduating students the opportunity to present a cohesive body of work that represents their selected discipline. This year’s exhibition, on view at the Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery from June 9-25,2022, includes work by the six 2022 Certificate Program Graduates: Agnes Collins Hunt, Guada Luz Cruz, Kumi Hirose, Lola de Miguel, Mayumi Nakao, and Lau Nató.

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Banksy: Building Castles in the Sky ~ an Unauthorized Exhibition in NYC

 

 

 

Mickey Snake, 2015; Fiberglass, polyester resin, acrylic; 72 x 82 x 262 cm

Banksy Building Castles in the Sky, one of the biggest exhibitions featuring original artworks of one of the most influential contemporary artists is opening on May 28 in New York City.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC ~ it’s the June 2022 GothamToGo Art Roundup

 

 

Tony Gum: Milked in Africa at Fotografiska NYC. ‘Milk of Human Kindness’, 2018 © Tony Gum

June is filled with celebrations, installations and events beginning with Pride Month, and continuing with a series of films and art installations in our Parks including Juneteenth, the Coney Island Mermaid Parade, the Egg Rolls, Egg Creams, and Empanadas Street Festival, the River to River Festival, SummerStage and more. On the last day of the month, a preview of the very thoughtful ‘What Hate Can Do’ at The Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Heading out of Town this summer? Check ‘Out East‘ and ‘Heading North’. Here are a few suggestions for art installation, events and exhibits during the month of June, 2022.

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Human Connection Arts Premieres ‘Naked Theater’ at Gene Frankel Theatre in June 2-5

 

 

 

Naked Theater courtesy Human Connection Arts

Human Connection Arts, a non-profit founded by NYC-based artist and body painter Andy Golub, announced today performance dates of the group’s second Naked Theater production, “Freedom Dance.”

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Celebrating Juneteenth 2022 in NYC

 

 

 

The Harlem Drummers Circle in Marcus Garvey Park, East Harlem

Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Libertation Day, celebrates the Emancipation Proclamation of 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end to slavery in the United States. While some of our City is still under COVID-19 restrictions, our community celebrates in thoughtful walks, marches, online, and virtually. Here are a few ways to celebrate Juneteenth 2021, now an official New York State Holiday, and on June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed into law, making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday!

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Celebrating Pride Month, June 2022 in NYC

 

 

 

From our archives, during World Pride 2019 & Stonewall 50

Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June in 1969. All five boroughs of NYC will celebrate this June, 2022 with a plethora of actives, ending with the historic Pride March on June 26th. Below are just a few suggestions, and we will continue to add to the list.

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The Historic Casa Latina Music Shop in El Barrio ~ Closing & the Building is For Sale

 

 

 

Casa Latina Music Shop, 151 East 116th Street in El Barrio. This building is currently for sale, along with the three adjacent buildings to the west.

Vicente and Christina Barreiro have owned and operated Casa Latina Music Shop on 116th Street in El Barrio for more than half a century. We were sad to hear that this historic shop will be closing its doors.

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Hudson Yards Gallery Opens its Doors to Inaugural Exhibition June 11 & 12, 2022

 

 

 

Spy Vs Spy by Will Woodrow. Image courtesy of the artist and the gallery.

Hudson Yards has a new gallery, with an inaugural exhibition in June. Located in a former carriage house built in 1910, Hudson Yards Gallery will  present curated mixed-media exhibits two-days each month. Well-known photographer/artist James Weber will be at the helm, curating the monthly collection, which will have its inaugural exhibition on June 11 & 12.

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NYC Parks will Kick-Off Beach Season on May 28th!

 

 

 

Image credit: NYC Parks

NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue announces that the City’s eight public beaches will open for swimming on Saturday, May 28, and remain open through Sunday, September 11, 2022.  Lifeguards will be on duty daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; swimming is unsafe and strictly prohibited at all other times.

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Whitney Museum of American Art Celebrates PRIDE! in June, 2022

 

 

 

The Whitney Museum of American Art presents a series of free, on-site public programs and events celebrating Pride, June 9–12. Whitney Pride! will activate the Museum building and surrounding neighborhood with festivities for visitors of all ages. Whitney Pride! is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to support LGBTQ+ artists and communities and offer an inclusive space for all to gather and enjoy American art.

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Jonathan Kuhn Gives Guided Tour of the Bicentennial Exhibition ‘Parks Now’ Celebrating Birthday of Frederick Law Olmsted on May 25th

 

 

 

The Arsenal Gallery, “Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy”

NYC Parks Director of Art & Antiquities Jonathan Kuhn will give a guided tour of the bicentennial exhibition “Parks Now: Honoring the Olmsted Legacy,” on view at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The show, which features innovative park designs that build on Frederick Law Olmsted’s legacy in New York City, is on view until June 2, 2022.  The guided tour by Jonathan Kuhn will take place on Wednesday, May 25th at 12:30pm at The Arsenal Gallery, Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, on the 3rd floor in Central Park. Mask-wearing is required to enter the gallery, and guests are required to sign in. This is a free event, open to the public.

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Crotona Park Soccer Field Celebrates Renovation with A Little Help From Their Friends

 

 

 

Crotona Park Soccer Field. Image credit: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks

Today, NYC Parks First Deputy Commissioner Iris Rodriguez-Rosa joined Congressman Ritchie Torres, His Excellency Yousef Al Otaiba, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the United States (UAE Embassy), City in the Community – the foundation proudly supported by New York City Football Club (NYCFC), City Council Member Oswald Feliz, City Council Member Althea Stevens, representatives from Friends of Crotona, and students from the East Bronx Academy for the Future to celebrate the completion of a $363,000 refurbishment of the Crotona Park Soccer Field, made possible through the support of the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC and NYCFC. Looks like everyone was having fun!

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People’s Theatre Project to Own & Operate a New 17,000-Square-Foot Immigrant Research & Performing Arts Center in Inwood

 

 

 

New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that the People’s Theatre Project (PTP) — an immigrant- and women-led nonprofit — will own and operate a first-of-its-kind Immigrant Research and Performing Arts Center (IRPAC) coming to Inwood. Filled with a range of visual and performing arts, the center will amplify the voices of New York City’s diverse immigrant communities and cultivate work by local artists and arts organizations. The city will invest $15 million to help PTP acquire a newly constructed cultural center that will deliver theater that is more equitable and representative of immigrants and people of color.

Construction on the center is expected to begin this year. The project is slated for completion in 2027. The center will be named with input from and collaboration with the community.

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TriBeCa Gallery Walk Set for Saturday, May 21, 2022

 

 

 

TriBeCa Gallery Walk

The TriBeCa Gallery Walk is back, with 47 participating galleries to be held on Saturday, May 21st from Noon to 6:00pm. Free and open to the public, with no reservations required.

Here is your link to participating galleries and map.

 

1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 2022 at Historic Harlem Parish, May 19-22

 

 

 

Dindga McCannon, Couple #4, 1971, Acrylic on canvas, 52 x 40 inches, in the Fridman Gallery, Booth 7

1-95 Contemporary African Art Fair 2022 returned to New York from Friday, May 20th through Sunday, May 22nd, with a VIP Opening Reception on Thursday, May 19th. The annual Event will be held at the historic Harlem Parish, 258 West 118th Street, NYC.

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Let Mayor Adams Know that A Promise is A Promise ~ Rally for Parks on May 26th

 

 

 

What has kept us sane over this past two years? Our Parks. Big or small, all over our five boroughs, our Parks are a welcoming respite from the four-walls and concrete sidewalks that have become too large a percentage of our urban life. New Yorkers were promised just 1% of Mayor Adams’ Executive Budget to go towards NYC Park expenses. And now we learn that our NYC Parks aren’t even getting that!

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The 21st Annual River to River Festival Announces 2022 Lineup!

 

 

 

This year, River to River Festival artists look to nature, ritual, and metaphysical wonders to offer a hopeful perspective on the future of public space.

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Public Art Fund Unveils ‘Black Atlantic’, Along Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Waterfront

 

 

 

 

Today, Public Art Fund unveiled a group exhibition at Brooklyn Bridge Park, co-curated by artist Hugh Hayden and Public Art Fund Adjunct Curator Daniel S. Palmer. This is the first time in his career that Hayden will take on the dual role of artist and co-curator. Titled Black Atlantic, the exhibition brings together new site-responsive artworks by Leilah Babirye, Hugh Hayden, Dozie Kanu, Tau Lewis, and Kiyan Williams. Their commissions, wide-ranging both materially and conceptually, create an exchange of ideas among artists of a similar generation that proposes an open, multifaceted, and heterogeneous idea of identity in the United States today. The exhibition will be on view from May 17 through November 27, 2022 throughout Brooklyn Bridge Park.

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Art on the Ave + Columbus Avenue BID Bring ‘Creating Tomorrow’ to Upper West Side

 

 

 

Images courtesy Art on the Avenue, Creating Tomorrow exhibition

The Columbus Avenue BID, a business improvement district that works to improve the quality of life and promote commercial activity in one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse communities, launched its “Creating Tomorrow” exhibit in partnership with Art on the Ave NYC, a New York City-based arts nonprofit. The program will feature local artists’ work that will transform Columbus storefronts into an interactive walking art gallery. Art will be on display from April 22 to June 30.  

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Shake Shack + NotCo Kick-Off Summer with Plant-Based Chocolate Frozen Custard & Milkshake…..All of the Sweet, None of the Dairy, it’s a Taste-Test for a Limited Time Beginning Today!

 

 

 

Get ready for Shake Shack + NotCo non-dairy shake and frozen custard!

NotCo, the fast-growing food-tech pioneer that’s disrupting plant-based innovation with its proprietary AI technology, and Shake Shack, which serves elevated versions of American classics using only the best ingredients, announced the debut of two delicious plant-based offerings. Both the Non-Dairy Chocolate Custard and Non-Dairy Chocolate Shake will be tested in 10 select Shake Shack locations in New York and South Florida throughout the summer.

The non-dairy shake and frozen custard will be available at the Astor Place, Midtown East, Harlem, Upper East Side and Battery Park City Shacks starting today, May 17, for a limited time and are part of Shake Shack’s efforts to include more sustainably sourced menu items.

All of the sweet with none of the dairy

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