Faction Art Projects, the British-based gallery that opened its doors in a 4,000 square-foot space in the historic Strivers Row area of Harlem, presents the exhibit ‘Harlem Perspectives.’
The illusive, renowned street artist, Banksy has been painting the town. Yesterday, West 14th Street ~ today, The Bowery Wall.
The first artwork ever to be presented on the Northern Spur Preserve of The High Line, will be by the British artist Phyllida Barlow, and will be installed next month.
Over 100 artworks, including rarely seen materials, are on view at The Bronx Museum of the Arts in the exhibit, Gordon Matta-Clark: Anarchitect.
Leaving Women’s History Month, Here are a few suggestions from GothemToGo for arts and entertainment from March 15 to 31st.
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) opens its doors to the 2018 New Photography exhibition series. This year’s edition is entitled, Being – and asks how photography can capture what it means to be human.
Judge Block and 5Pointz: A Life in the Arts will be a one-night event at The National Arts Club.
Thrive Collective, has a new home in Harlem. With special thanks to Clorox, Community Connections for Youth, and the Living Redemption Youth Opportunity Hub, the arts organization opened its doors on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of National Service, February 27, 2018. Continue reading “Thrive Collective Art Hub ~ Harlem”
The Avenue P on the F Train in Brooklyn can look forward to a new MTA Arts & Design installation coming soon. The 28 new laminated glass panels, created by artist Jackie Battenfield, will grace the stairways on the ground platform. The first 7 panels are ready for installation now.
Each year, the Historic Districts Council celebrates community preservationists with its Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards. The awards are given to individuals and groups dedicated to working in public service and online to bring attention and resources to saving the “heart and souls of New York City.”
Joe’s Pub will welcome back Brooklyn-based, Venezuelan born artist, Migguel Anggelo in the ubiquitous story of immigration, So Close: Love & Hate, for two performances.
The 4th Annual GANYC Apple Awards (The Guides Association of New York City) will take place on March 12th, with an exciting list of nominees.
…….And the Winners are ~
Continuing with a Museum outside the Walls, inHarlem presents, Studio Salon: The Wall of Respect with Romi Crawford + more going on inHarlem in March.
Grab a drink, and choose your own adventure at any of the several stations of experts set up around the bar. Each expert has a 10 minute speed-lesson, so you can get the basics ~ or go deep. This week’s adventurous theme is titled, Pregame Your Brain: Are You Smarter Than a 6th Grader?
This has been an impressive year for Women, and Mattel’s Barbie agrees. During Women’s History Month, and ahead of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Mattel unveiled 17 new Barbies.
Get ready for the Tribeca Art+Culture Night, Wednesday, March 14. This year, TacNight will feature 100 artists ~ Painters, Dancers, Writers, Musicians, Performance Artists, Photographers and more…..
The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 17th from 11am to 5pm. But the Celebration starts early ~ here are a few suggestions.
The 17 finalists for Beyond the Centerline have been on view in the lobby of 55 West 52nd Street and online for the public to review and vote for a new and exciting Park Avenue design. Here are the winners from the jury, and the popular vote in the Fisher Brothers competition.
After an installation of Elizabeth Peyton drawings in a room at the Hotel Chelsea in 1993, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened on Broome Street in 1994. Many years, and several moves later, Gavin Brown’s enterprise opened its doors in a historic former brewery building in Harlem, with three floors of exhibition space. Below, three new exhibits opened on March 4.
Marvel Studios’ Black Panther success has inspired The Walt Disney Company to expand STEM centers around the Country ~ and Harlem’s Boys & Girls Club is a recipient. Here’s what ComingSoon.net had to say…….
QUEENIE ~ Selected artworks by female artists from El Museo del Barrio’s collection will open on March 21st at Hunter East Harlem Gallery.
As the moon passed in front of the sun, creating a black orb for all who watched, artist Jessica Lichtenstein layed down a parallel from folklore, with the moon (as feminine), obstructing the sun (masculine) ~ simulating a women’s movement. And so began a new body of work entitled, ECLIPSE: Out From The Shadows, on view at Allouche Gallery.
Buy Local East Harlem Meet & Greet is a chance to create sustainable relationships between local merchants and local companies & institutions in East Harlem. Come and meet your neighbors ~ the owners of local businesses ~ the people who make the community unique, and the people who call East Harlem ~ Home.
Moving into Women’s History Month, Taller Boricua Gallery invited 25 women artists to create art about present conditions of ‘Disillusionment.’ “Addressing issues of deception, falseness, unfaithfulness, betrayal and treachery ~ with reference to wearing, inhabiting, being veiled, clothed, draped, revealed, exposed or wrapped in disillusion” and they created the exhibit, Disillusionment: Perspectives Beyond.
GothamToGo ~ Things to Do….Places to Go from March 1st – 15th! This is where we’ll be over the next two weeks.
Affordable housing in New York City is a daily headline, with a growing homeless population and aging housing. How do other countries address this issue? The current exhibit, Social Housing ~ New European Projects, at the Center for Architecture displays their best efforts.
I love Marna Chester. There ~ I’ve said it. Her intricate, sumptuous, delicate paper installations have been seen everywhere ~ from the windows at Bergdorf’s to the New York Audubon Society’s house on governors Island. For one-week, the exhibit Marna Chester: Chambers will be on view at Gitler & ___ in Hamilton Heights.
March is the month when we celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women, and this past year has truly been extraordinary, from #RESIST to #METOO and #TimesUp ~ in the arts and activism, women have stepped forward to take the lead in Change. Here are a few ways to celebrate Women’s History Month, and the women who made this City great.
Here’s a conversation not to miss ~ Bar Historians in Conversation: McSorley’s and Julius’ on March 16th, hosted by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and The Salmagundi Club.
March for our Lives, a nationwide protest against gun violence, has planned a March for Saturday, March 24th. The main March will take place in Washington, D.C. with supporters planning sister marches in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, and other cities.
Reka Nyari continues her erotically charged, large-scale grisaille photographs with a new exhibition, Valkyrie Ink, at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery.
#TheWorldLetter Project originally started as a one-time street installation in May of 2017 as a Love Letter to the World. But then something interesting happened. The World began to write a Love Letter to the World. And so it continues on most days in Washington Square Park, weather permitting.
The two-person exhibit, Reflection, featuring the works of Joness Jones and Brigitte Yoshiko Pruchnow, will open at Kate Oh Gallery this week.
Construction will resume on the REX designed cubic structure, the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC), which will become an international hub for the arts in the Financial District.
A special evening of songs and stories entitled Turn the World Around: The Music and Legacy of Harry Belafonte is being hosted by City College Center for the Arts on March 1st in celebration of Harry Belafonte’s 91st Birthday!
GothamToGo ~ Places to Go….Things to See from February 16 – 28
This year, Armory Art Week will begin on February 28 (ADAA) and run through March 11th. Check out what’s on tap during Armory Art Week in this years edition.
The Salmagundi Club is celebrating 100 years, and to commemorate this milestone, the club will pay homage to the building and its membership activities with a visual tribute to Greenwich Village with the exhibit, Greenwich Village: People, Places, and Things, and the exhibit, The Salmagundi Show, both opened on Tuesday, February 20th.
Recently, CBS New York Channel 2 did a segment on an early reading program taking place in local barbershops throughout the country. Barbershop Books encourages barbershops to create child friendly reading spaces and provide literacy training to barbers across the country.
Save the Date ~ February 16-18 for the ultimate Lego Event! Lego Live NYC will feature build zones with all your LEGO favorites like Architecture, City, Friends, NINJAGO, Star Wars, Technic + many many more taking place in 65,000 square feet at Pier 36.
What better way to end Black History Month than with a deep-dive into the life of Congressman John Lewis in the exhibition, The Art of March: A Civil Rights Masterpiece at The Society of Illustrators.
Fat Tuesday falls on February 13th this year, with a plethora of lively and colorful events, with festivities beginning on Saturday, February 10th!
Eye-popping Color, Luscious Textures, Afro-Cuban Drumming, and Fun, as Tikhonova & Wintner open their doors to a new exhibition, Saturday, February 17th at their gallery in Harlem.
It’s a new season of African Heritage SouSou: Always Africa! at Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI), and it begins on Saturday, February 10th.
Ever wonder where all the affordable housing is? NYU Furman Center published an interactive mapping tool that answers these questions.
Harlem lost a treasure this week, and many hearts are heavy. Lucille Singleton, also known as the Harlem Runner, a good friend and inspiration to many.
The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has scheduled a public hearing for February 13, 2018, on three buildings in East Harlem.
Save the Date, Saturday, February 17th for Looking Back | Looking Forward, “a symposium of conversations, performances, salons and open studios exploring artistic, social, and political perspectives on the fiftieth anniversary of the extraordinary world-changing events of 1968” ~ The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, the Tea Offensive, the silent demonstration at the Mexico City Summer Olympics, the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and many other influential moments in our Country’s history.
February is Black History Month. Here are a few suggestions & a list of biographies of Black scientists who changed the World!