With great anticipation, artists and art patrons looked forward to the opening of The Shed on April 5, 2019. New York’s first multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture.
In addition, the all-day restaurant Cedric’s at the Shed (a Danny Meyer restaurant) will open a 3,000 square foot, 121 seat venue, within a nonprofit performing arts center adjacent to Hudson Yards on West 30th Street.
The innovative space boasts 200,000 square-feet, structurally designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, in collaboration with Rockwell Group. The structure is an eight-level base building and includes two levels of gallery space, a versatile theater, a rehearsal space, a creative lab, and a skylit event space. The telescoping outer shell can deploy from its position over the base building and glide along rails onto an adjoining plaza, which will double the building’s footprint for large-scale performances, installations, and events.
A Prelude to The Shed took place in May, 2018. Recently announced, seven commissions for the 2019 inaugural season and a name for the multi-use hall The Shed’s iconic multi-use hall ~ The McCourt.
The Shed is a major addition to Hudson Yards, along with Vessel, The High Line, and other public squares and gardens.
The Shed, New York’s first arts center dedicated to commissioning, producing, and presenting all types of performing arts, and visual arts is expected to open in the Spring of 2019.
The Shed held an Open Call: A Showcase for Local Emerging Artists. Find out what they’re looking for, and presentation date. Check out DIS OBEY, a program exploring protest and creative action through writing, storytelling, and visual art workshops. FlexNYC is a free citywide residency program in dance activism for the young. These pre-opening programs are currently underway.
And now The Shed is thrilled to announce 52 emerging NYC artists and collectives who will create new work as part of The Shed’s inaugural Open Call program. More on the artists Here.
We were there when they opened their doors. Here are a few photo’s from Prelude to The Shed that will showcase The Shed’s mission to support artistic invention, and present multiple art forms in one flexible space.
Above ~ Model of The Shed on view at The Prelude to The Shed
Check out our visit to The Prelude to The Shed, on view to May 13, 2018.
Next door ~ Vessel, designed by Heatherwick Studio, in Hudson Yards
The Vessel is closed. The monument is comprised of 154 intricately interconnecting flights of stairs ~ almost 2,500 individual steps! With 80 landings.
We discovered that The Vessel may not be the world’s most unusual staircase. Take a look at a recent National Geographic post ~ a slideshow of 21 of the world’s most spectacular staircases.
It’s Open ~ New York Edge
Yes ~ you will be able to walk 65 feet straight out onto the highest public balcony in New York, with a glass floor, while you look 1,100 feet below. And you’ll be able to dine on the 101th floor in a new 10,000 square foot bar, restaurant and event space. See you there!
Get on the list for The Observation Deck at Edge New York Here.