The 2022 Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy will run from Thusday, September 15th through Sunday, September 25th. The Grand Marshall for the 2022 Feast of San Gennaro is is Former NASA Astronaut, Michael J. Massimino. This year’s theme will be Celebrating America and Honoring Our Armed Forces!
Today, the legendary Apollo announced its upcoming fall/winter 2022 season, featuring a variety of offerings from conversations with prominent figures and acclaimed dance works to Grammy-winning vocalists, emerging comedians, and more.
Morningside Lights is an annual outdoor procession featuring dozens of lanterns built by volunteers from the Columbia University and surrounding neighborhoods during a week of free public workshops. Students, families, and members of the community are all welcome to attend the workshops and procession.
Last year, this beloved event went virtual due to COVID-19. This, their 11th year, Morningside Lights is back with in-person workshops and procession! Save the dates, September 17 through 23rd, with the Procession on September 24th at 8:00pm.
Did you know that is was our own Bella Abzug (D-NY) who presented a bill in 1971 designating August 26th as Women’s Equality Day? Finally, Women’s Equality Day was designated by the U.S. Congress on August 26, 1973, commemorating the 19th Amendment.
This year’s theme for Women’s Equality Day is ‘Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote.‘ Ladies, if we don’t use it, we will lose it. Standing for Women’s Rights doesn’t mean that we agree on every issue. It means that a governmental body won’t dictate a blanket law, without regard to individual, and sometimes very personal rights. It means that we look at each other and say ~ I won’t presume to know what’s best for you, and I hope you will treat me with the same respect. When it comes to Women’s Rights, there should be no division among us. #Vote!
In that spirit, here are a few ways to celebrate the day.
Venus Over Manhattan is pleased to announce its first exhibition with revered Tokyo-based artist Keiichi Tanaami (b. 1936). Breaking rank by bridging traditions of manga and ukiyo-e with Pop in the postwar period, Tanaami shocked the collective nervous system by incorporating Western contemporary cultural references drawn from animated cartoons and commercial advertisements, giving rise to a truly modern visual language that continues to exert international influence. Opening September 8th, the exhibition includes new monumental paintings; intimately-scaled canvases from the artist’s compulsively constructed Pleasure of Picasso series; and the recent video work Red Shadow—all in Tanaami’s optically dazzling style. His deployment of blazing color, dizzying layers of imagery, and canny mixture of American and Japanese cultural references capture the movement and energy of a society at once in constant motion and in search of desperately needed peace. Keiichi Tanaami: Manhattan Universe will be on view at the gallery’s 55 Great Jones Street location through October 8th, 2022.
Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) launched the LPC Designation Photo Collection, a digital photo archive of New York City’s designated landmarks and historic districts. The digital photo archive allows the public to easily search and explore high-resolution images of designated buildings and sites throughout the five boroughs, and property owners, architects and contractors can now easily search and download designation photos as they consider work on these properties. This project was made possible, in part, through a grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Public Art Fund is pleased to present Ancestor, an 18-foot-tall patinated bronze sculpture by New Delhi and London-based artist Bharti Kher. The powerful new work will grace Doris C. Freedman Plaza at the southeast entrance to Central Park beginning September 8.
Over the past three decades, Zoe Leonard has probed the conditions of image-making and the politics of display, merging photography, sculpture, and installation in her acclaimed conceptual practice. This fall, Hauser & Wirth will present a selection from her expansive photographic project ‘Al río / To the River’ (2016–2022) on the second floor of the gallery’s 22nd Street location.
Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the commitment of $8 million for improvements to the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem. The funding, which is being administered through the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, will enable the refurbishment of the building façade, replacement of windows and roof, and will allow for safety enhancements and energy-saving improvements. DASNY will also provide design services and construction management for the project. This announcement comes during Harlem Week, an annual celebration of Harlem’s wide ranging culture and history.
On September 8, Hollis Taggart will open I Stood There Once: New Paintings by Bill Scott, a selection of vibrant, abstracted landscapes completed between 2021 and 2022. The oil paintings evoke the views and sensations of time spent in nature, from suggestions of brilliantly colored flowers and trees to the intimate experience of seeing blazing spots after staring at the sun. The exhibition, Scott’s ninth solo show with the gallery, will feature more than 20 never- before-seen works that capture Scott’s incredible use of color and emotive gesture.
The Atlantic Antic™ Festival, presented by Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC), is returning for its 47th year on Sunday, October 2, 2022. The annual festival is a veritable New York institution, beloved for its distinctive selection of vendors and activities as well as its focus on elevating local and small businesses from Atlantic Avenue and beyond. From noon until 6pm, rain or shine, the public is invited to enjoy a variety of merchandise, food and entertainment as they stroll along ten blocks in neighborhoods including Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.
Renowned American artist Jenny Holzer has used language as her primary medium since the 1970s, combining poetic, political, and personal texts to reflect our experiences of power, violence, joy, oppression, idealism, sexism, leadership, nonsense, despair, reform, fun, and corruption. This September, Hauser & Wirth New York will present Holzer’s most recent works, including thought-provoking paintings, curse tablets, and a monumental kinetic display packing presidential tweets in the artist’s long-anticipated solo exhibition for New York City.
Following the presentation of her work at this year’s Venice Biennale, and ahead of her inclusion in the Biennale de Lyon, Christina Quarles will have her first major solo exhibition of new paintings with Hauser & Wirth in New York in September.
Denny Dimin Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by multimedia artist Paula Wilson: Imago, opening September 9 – October 29, 2022. With the scope of her wide ranging practice incorporating themes of identity, image making and the natural world, Paula Wilson is an artist who has become sought after for institutional exhibitions and inclusion in important public and private collections. Alongside her exhibition at Denny Dimin Gallery, she is exhibiting within a group exhibition Plein Air at MOCA Tucson and has an upcoming solo exhibition Toward the Sky’s Back Door at The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs in 2023. She has also recently had an acquisition placed at Colby College Museum of Art.
Join The Museum of the City of New York for a transporting evening of song and stories presented by musician and writer Richard Baronein celebration of his new book, Music + Revolution: Greenwich Village in the 1960s.
Hauser & Wirth New York will begin its fall exhibition season with a survey of foundational works by pioneering multidisciplinary artist Lorna Simpson. Occupying all three floors of the gallery’s 69th Street location, this exhibition traces the impact and enduring influence of Simpson’s earliest output from the 1980s and 90s, with a selection of works on loan from major museums, private collections and the artist’s studio.
This week, The New York Landmarks Preservation Commission approved a proposal to calendar the Melrose Parkside Historic District for designation. The proposed Melrose Parkside Historic District is a remarkably cohesive and intact group of 38 single- and two-family row houses located on Parkside Avenue between Flatbush and Bedford avenues in Brooklyn.
In addition, The Kitchen will present at the fair rarely seen selections from its expansive archive in celebration of the vital contributions of its artists over time, as part of the longstanding Cultural Partners Program.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the selection of an architectural joint-venture to assist in developing the agency’s vision for a reimagined, state-of-the-art Midtown Bus Terminal. The new terminal replacement project will have expanded capacity to accommodate commuter bus growth through 2050 and also accommodate intercity buses that now pick up and drop off on the streets surrounding today’s outdated terminal. The proposed project will also provide new off-street capacity for buses waiting their turn to pick up and drop off, as well as capacity for storing buses between the morning and evening rush periods.
A delightful update (August 21, 2022) ~ The beloved Central Park Boathouse has been rescued thanks to a secret donor. The $6 million gift will not only save The Boathouse, but also the 163 employee jobs that are a big part of it.
Thank you to the anonymous donor
NYC Parks today announces that it intends to enter into a negotiated concession process in order to identify and enter into an agreement with a new operator for the operation, renovation and maintenance of a high-quality restaurant, snack bar and rowboat rental at the Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, Manhattan.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum opened its doors to “Designing Peace,” an exhibition exploring the unique role design can play in pursuing peace. On view from June 10 through Sept. 4, 2023, the exhibition features design projects from around the world that look at ways to create and sustain more durable peaceful interactions—from creative confrontations that challenge existing structures to designs that demand embracing justice and truth in a search for reconciliation.
David Zwirner and Fraenkel Gallery are pleased to announce Cataclysm: The 1972 Diane Arbus Retrospective Revisited, on view at David Zwirner’s 537 West 20th Street location in New York and opening in September. Organized by both galleries to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the artist’s momentous 1972 posthumous retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Cataclysm re-creates the iconic exhibition’s checklist of 113 photographs, underscoring the subversive poignancy of Arbus’s work even today while highlighting the popular and critical upheaval the original exhibition precipitated.
A larger-than-life outdoor public art exhibit is opening on August 12 on St. Nicholas Avenue between 120thand 121st Streets as part of the continuing Harlem is . . . Healing campaign by Community Works and New Heritage Theatre Group and in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program.
Beginning September 8, LGDR will present Head On, an exhibition curated by Dieter Schwarz that explores sculptural depictions of the human face—a site where intellect, power, and the soul are at once made vivid.
David Zwirner and Performance Space New York are pleased to present a group exhibition curated by Ei Arakawa, Kerstin Brätsch, Nicole Eisenman, and Laura Owens at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street location in New York. They will create a living exhibition exploring the dynamics between performance and painting. The unconventional design, conceived collaboratively by the four artist-curators, examines how time is manifested on and off the canvas and invokes both risk and serendipity.
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), in partnership with the Friends of Harlem Art Park Alliance (FAPA), is hosting its 4th annual AFRIBEMBÉ FESTIVAL: Sankofa! on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022. The free, daylong celebration of Pan-African artistry, intellectuality, and musicality will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Harlem Art Park and throughout East 120th Street between Lexington and Third Avenues.
Marianne Boesky Gallery is pleased to present What We Talking About, Jammie Holmes’s début solo exhibition in New York. Holmes, a self-taught artist, creates complex allegorical works that draw on personal memory, self-portraiture, recurrent motifs, and intersocial relationships to investigate and illuminate themes of Black life across America. What We Talking About will be on view from September 8 – October 8, 2022 across the gallery’s 507 & 509 West 24th Street locations.
‘A Sizzlin’ Summer’ will bring together 18 emerging talented artists to display new works that were specifically made for this exhibition. Featuring a total of 34 artworks, the exhibition is meant to embrace the artistic background and unique craftsmanship of each individual artist.
Fort Gansevoort will present The Tip of the Iceberg, its first solo exhibition with Dawn Williams Boyd at the gallery’s space in New York City. Featuring twelve new large-scale works, this presentation coincides with the last leg of the artist’s traveling museum exhibition Dawn Williams Boyd: Woe, on view at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York.
Featuring new work by 2021-22 BRIClab: Contemporary Artist Sophia-Yemisi Adeyemo, Earth & Iron: Archival Visions of Land and Struggle brings together past and present notions of revolution, liberation, and land sovereignty. With painted and collaged images based on early twentieth-century colonial photography taken in West Africa and the Caribbean, Adeyemo-Ross reaches into the past to envision alternative futures.
Rodrigo Valenzuela will construct an architectural setting for his photographs in the Gallery at BRIC House that will symbolically evoke issues arising from his imagery. This sculptural aspect to the exhibition will itself reflect the artist’s own labor, and harken back to his experience as a construction worker upon his arrival as an immigrant in the United States. In addition to photography, the exhibition will also include a new video and series of sculptures by the artist. The exhibition will be accompanied by public programs and by an illustrated catalogue with an essay by curator Elizabeth Ferrer. On view September 22, 2022.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced that Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke has been selected to create new works for The Met Fifth Avenue’s facade niches, the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for the exterior of the Museum. The Facade Commission: Hew Locke, Gilt will be on view September 16, 2022 through May 22, 2023.
World Photography Day is an annual event ~ a celebration of the art and history of photography. This year, World Photography Day takes place on Friday, August 19th. All are encouraged to share their best photos at #WorldPhotographyDay. We will spend the day at Fotografiska New York, located in the historic church, Missions House at 281 Park Avenue South, NYC.
It’s August! Look forward to annual events like the Feast of Giglio in East Harlem, NYC DOT Summer Streets, and Morris-Jumel Mansion’s 30th annual Jazz at the Mansion + The Armory Show kicks-off with Armory Off-Site at the US Open. Here are a few suggestions, indoors and out, Heading North or Out East, during the month of August, including Women’s Equality Day on August 26th.
Harman Projects will open its doors to Jeremy Fish: Drawing Conclusions, a solo exhibition of over 50 black and white drawings.
“This is my favorite medium, and this will be my first show made up entirely of these stark high contrast drawings. I began the work in December 2021, and the themes range from the subjects of love, betrayal, Zodiac signs, hands and feet, hearts and skulls, dead rappers, and my beloved cat Mrs. Brown,” the artist elaborates.
The artist will be in attendance and signing copies of his new book Forever Ever After at an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 30th from 6-8pm at Harman Projects, 210 Rivington Street, NYC.
Portfolio Development is a guided independent study program for photographers of all levels who are interested in honing their artistic eye and building their body of work by participating in this community of photographers.
This seventh season of Portfolio Development began work in the fall of 2019, and was scheduled to ‘graduate’ and have their Soho Photo Gallery show in July of 2020 — but a little something came along to disrupt that schedule! During the Covid shutdown their intrepid photographers found inventive ways to keep working while we all waited for the gallery (and City) to reopen.
Beginning August 1, 2022 and continuing to September 30, 2022, Salmagundi will present Emil. Carlsen. : Private Collections, one of the largest New York exhibition of Danish-American artist Emil Carlsen (1848-1932) in nearly fifty years. It will feature works drawn from several prominent private collectors of the artist’s works as well as long time dealers.
Gateway to Himalayan Art, an ongoing, permanent collection exhibition, introduces viewers to the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of Himalayan art represented in the Rubin Museum collection.
The New York Aquarium is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the United States, located on the Riegelmann Boardwalk in Coney Island, Brooklyn. It was founded at Castle Garden in Battery Park, Manhattan in 1896, and moved to Coney Island in 1957. New Yorkers seem to be swimming with the sharks a lot more than we use to. We thought it might be a good idea to learn more, and take a closer look from a safe place, inside The New York Aquarium in Coney Island.
The Giglio Society of East Harlem will hold its annual event from Thursday, August 4th through Sunday, August 7th. Established in East Harlem in 1908 by Italian immigrants from the town of Brusciano, Italy, this is a tradition that has been carried out in what use to be known as Italian Harlem.
NYC DOT Summer Streets 2022 will return for its 14th edition, extending the fun and free activities from Centre Street, Lafayette Street, and Park Avenue from the Brooklyn Bridge to East 109th Street in East Harlem! The nearly two-mile expansion of the Summer Streets program was announced by the Mayors office on July 21, 2022. Save the Dates, August 6th, 13, and 20th from 7:00am to 1:00pm.
The Garment District Alliance is providing a young aspiring artist with a platform to shine as part of its latest public art exhibit titled Wanderlust, featuring 18 mixed-media works created by Philadelphia-based student Norah Swartz.
Located in a street-level window at 215 West 38th Street, the free exhibit is accessible to the public through September 2nd. Wanderlust is part of the Garment District Space for Public Art program, which showcases artists in unusual locations and over 17 years has produced more than 200 installations, exhibits and performances.
The Whitney Museum of American Art presents At the Dawn of a New Age: Early Twentieth-Century American Modernism, an exhibition of over sixty works by more than forty-five artists that highlights the complexity of American art produced between 1900 and 1930. The exhibition showcases how American artists responded to the realities of a rapidly modernizing period through an array of abstract styles and media. At the Dawn of a New Age features artworks drawn primarily from the Whitney’s collection, including new acquisitions and works that have not been on view at the Museum for decades. The exhibition provides a broader perspective on early twentieth-century American modernism by including well-known artists like Marsden Hartley, Oscar Bluemner, Elie Nadelman, Charles Burchfield, Aaron Douglas, and Georgia O’Keeffe, as well as groundbreaking, historically overlooked artists like Henrietta Shore, Charles Duncan, Yun Gee, Manierre Dawson, Blanche Lazzell, Ben Benn, Isami Doi, and Albert Bloch.
NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue joined Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, Assemblywoman Stacey Pheffer Amato, Council Member Joann Ariola, Community Board 14 Chair Dolores Orr, representatives from USA Pickleball, children from camp P.S. 317 and the Millennium Development Summer Program, and members of the community to cut the ribbon on the brand new adventure course and pickleball court in Rockaway Beach. The new adventure course and pickleball court are part of continued efforts to rebuild Rockaway after hurricane Sandy in 2012.
The New York City Parks Department Monuments Conservation Program Crew will be heading to Washington Square Park on Thursday, July 21, 2022 to begin intensive stone repairs, micro-abrasive cleaning, and chemical protection to preserve the Washington Square Arch’s masonry.
Industry City(IC), the six million-square-foot, 35-acre creative community and home of the Brooklyn Design District, has announced its first-ever Art Saturday, an all-day campus-wide exhibition of art and design through the lens of individual artists.
The event will feature art tours, gallery openings, candle-making and kid flower-arranging workshops, Japanese pottery pop-ups, and more.
With the opening of the exhibition ‘Ghosts of Townhouse Past: Charcoal Drawing by Charles S. Chapman‘ at Salmagundi Club this past May, highlighting the last year of the Club’s first townhouse studio on West 12th Street in 1917, we were reminded of the ghosts of townhouse present, at Salmagundi Club’s current location and permanent home, during the massive renovation in 2013.