Kick-Off Black History Month at a Free Open House at Apollo Theater

 

 

 

This February, the world famous Apollo Theater will kick off Black History Month with Apollo Open House: Celebration of Cool on Saturday February 1st from 1 p.m. – 6.p.m., to celebrate and explore the rich history of the Theater as it continues the legacy of Black History.

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Jack Whitten. Transitional Space. A Drawing Survey ~ at Hauser & Wirth

 

 

 

Jack Whitten, Space Flower #9, 2006, Acrylic, pastel, powdered mylar on rice paper. 18.4 x 21 cm/7 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Photo: Genevieve Hanson. Image courtesy the Jackknifes Whitten Estate and  Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth will open its doors to the first major survey of Jack Whitten’s works on paper, spanning the artist’s six decade career. Jack Whitten (1939 – 2018) made it his mission to disrupt the discipline of art history through experiments with material, process, and technique. He effectively constructed a bridge between gestural abstraction and process art, constantly working toward a nuanced language of painting that employs deeply personal expression. Whitten was also a prolific and powerful draughtsman. The unique body of works on view at Hauser & Wirth testifies to the immensity of his commitment to drawing as a means to make manifest his ideas and advance his methods.

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Ezra Wube: Project Junction, a New Exhibition at The Africa Center

 

 

 

Ezra Wube: Project Junction at The Africa Center. Image courtesy The Africa Center

The new exhibition at The Africa Center, Ezra Wube: Project Junction, couldn’t have been timed better ~ running during NYC Restaurant Week. This commissioned mixed media installation explores food “as a collective identity in its ever evolving state,” with the exhibition including a visit to some local, well-known African restaurants.

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The Annual NYC Parks ~ WinterJam ~ February 1, 2020

 

 

 

WinterJam 2010. Image courtesy NYC Parks

Presented by NYC Parks, the Olympic Regional Development Authority, I Love NY, and I Ski NY, Winter Jam is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow a mini mountain of snow in the heart of Manhattan, creating an urban wonderland for all to enjoy!

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Atomized: Alberto Di Fabio | Masakatsu Sashie | Harif Guzman at GR gallery

 

 

 

Masakatsu Sashie. Image courtesy of the artist

GR Gallery will open its doors to “ATOMIZED”, a unique duo exhibition of Alberto Di Fabio (1966 Avezzano, Italy), Italian master of exceptional scientific abstraction, and Masakatsu Sashie (1974, Kanazawa, Japan), a visionary Japanese talent of Pop Surrealism. The exhibition will also include new works by street art legend Harif Guzman (1975, Venezuela), appositely conceived for this occasion to match the thread of the event. The show will feature 16 total works that will challenge the title by the subliminal textures of atomized landscapes in peculiar ways.

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The Armory Show + Armory Arts Week 2020 + More!

 

 

 

The Armory Show, 2015

The Armory Art Show 2020 will welcome 178 exhibitors from 31 countries, featuring an expanded curatorial program and 30 first-time exhibitors. The annual event will take place March 5-8 on Piers 90 and 94 ~ followed by Armory Arts Week.

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Parks without Borders Completes First Project ~ Seward Park

 

 

 

Parks Without Borders ~ Seward Park

This week, NYC Parks celebrated Parks Without Borders’ milestone with its first completed project ~ Seward Park. At the event, community members also celebrated a new plaque coming to the park, installed in collaboration with the Seward Park Conservancy and supported by Disney+, which will honor the park’s bronze statue of the heroic husky Togo.

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Join National Black Theatre + Park Avenue Armory for 100 Years |100 Women

 

 

Chillin’ with Lady Liberty, Renee Cox, 1998. Courtesy Renee Cox

The Park Avenue Armory has joined forces with National Black Theatre to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the 19th amendment in a big way.

The organizations have tapped ten major institutions—The Apollo Theater; TheJuilliard School; La MaMa Experimental Theatre Company; The Laundromat Project; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of the Moving Image; National Sawdust; New York University (Department of Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts; Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity and Strategic Innovation; and Institute of African American Affairs & Center for Black Visual Culture); and Urban Bush Women—to each commission 10 self-identified women to create works to mark the centennial of women’s suffrage.

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Free Events Announced for Harlem Stage 2020

 

 

Image courtesy Harlem Stage

Included in a vibrant new season of events, Harlem Stage announced a sumptuous list of Free Events for 2020! We’ve listed them below, but don’t wait too long since tickets can go quickly.

Also below, a link to the exciting Harlem Stage 2020 entire calendar of events.

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‘Judith Schaechter: Almost Better Angels’ to be Inaugural Exhibition in the New Claire Oliver Gallery Building in Harlem

 

 

 

Judith Schaecter, ‘Murdered Animal, 2018, stained glass lightbox, 28″ x 28″, courtesy of the artist and Claire Oliver Gallery

The much anticipated inaugural exhibition in its new Harlem building, Claire Oliver Gallery will open its doors to Almost Better Angels featuring new works by Judith Schaechter on Saturday, January 18th.

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The Winter Show 2020 at Park Avenue Armory

 

 

 

View of The Winter Show 2019. Courtesy The Winter Show. Photo by Matthew Gilbertson.

The Winter Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory from January 24 through February 2, 2020 for its 66th year, bringing together 72 of the world’s leading experts in the fine and decorative arts. The 2020 edition features a range of exhibitors, including new, returning, and longtime participants, whose offerings span 5,000 years of museum-quality art and antiques from around the globe. The Winter Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community-based organization serving the Bronx and northern Manhattan.

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Restoration of Historic Concert Grove Pavilion in Prospect Park Begins

 

 

 

Rendering of the restoration of the Concert Grove Pavilion courtesy Prospect Park Alliance

Through $2 million in funding by former Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council, the Prospect Park Alliance will restore the historic Concert Grove Pavilion, closed to the public in 2014 due to structural damage.

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NYC Parks Commemorates Black History Month with the Exhibition, ‘Namesakes’ at Arsenal Gallery

 

 

Marcus Garvey Park, formerly Mt. Morris Park. Image taken April, 2009. Image courtesy NYC Parks

In anticipation and celebration of Black History Month in February, NYC Parks is pleased to announce the exhibition “Namesakes: Honoring African Americans in NYC Parks” at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. The show focuses on a selection of parks throughout the city that are named after notable African Americans.

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Storefront for Art + Architecture announces ~ Arabesque

 

 

 

Photo: Process image from “Collages” by Rayyane Tabet. Created for Arabesque,
an exhibition organized by Storefront for Art and Architecture, 2020.

Storefront for Art + Architecture will open its doors to Arabesque, an exhibition of new works by Rayyane Tablet that explores notions of context and appropriation in our built environment through the road of ornamentation. Arabesque is the third exhibition in Building Cycles, Storefront’s year-long curatorial program that examines building as both a place and a process. Focused on decoration and ornamentation, this exhibition questions existing and historical modes of practice by examining the notions of context and appropriation in our built environment. Arabesque follows the first two exhibitions in the cycle, Aquí­ vive gente and Ministry for All.

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The 8th Annual Black Comic Book Festival set for January 17-18, 2020 at The Schomburg Center

 

 

 

Images courtesy of The Schomburg Center

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will host its Eighth Annual Black Comic Book Festival on January 17 and January 18 from 10 AM to 8 PM. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, member of the legendary hip hop group Run-DMC and founder of the independent publishing house Darryl Makes Comics, will participate in the panel discussion “Hip Hop and Comics in 3D” with Andre Davis and Dawud Anyabwile on January 18 at 2 PM.

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ADAA ~ The Art Show 2020 Annual Fair at Park Avenue Armory

 

 

James Guy (1909-1983), Capital Minus Labor, 1938. Oil on canvas board, 14 x 18 in. Courtesy Hirschl & Adler Gallery.

Art Dealers Association of America’s (ADAA) Annual Fair to Benefit Henry Street Settlement Will take places from February 27 through March 1, 2020, featuring more than 40 Solo presentations, an emphasis on female artists, and dynamic group presentations spanning art history.

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12 Giant Illuminating Seesaws Arriving in the Garment District ~ Impulse

 

 

Ride my seesaw. Photo by Scogin Mayo, courtesy of the Dallas Arts District in May, 2019

The Garment District Alliance has kicked-off the New Year with Impulse, an interactive installation comprised of 12 over-sized seesaws that will transform Broadway in the Garment District into a gleaming winter wonderland on Monday, January 6th.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in January 2020

 

 

Outsider Art Fair 2019 at The Metropolitan Pavilion

2019 was filled with major art installations, many of them still on view, and a feast for our eyes, like Brick House on The High Line; The Horses on the Doris C. Freedman Plaza; T. rex: The Ultimate Predator; Wangechi Mutu and Kent Monkman at The MET; JR: Chronicles at The Brooklyn Museum, along with Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away;  Roots on Fire; Birds on Broadway; City of Workers, City of Struggle and many more, indoors and out.

This December, New Yorker’s posted millions of ‘Wishes‘ in the Times Square NYE Wishing Well, with all those hopes and dreams raining down as confetti during the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop ~ Times Square adding its own wish for the coming year ~ here in New York, science rules, as science teachers, along with their students, were invited to drop the Ball.

We look forward to kicking-off a new decade of Art In all five boroughs. Here are more than twenty suggestions to add to your list in January, 2020!

Wishing All a Happy New Year.

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Who will Drop the Ball in Times Square, Ringing in 2020?

 

 

 

Photo credit: Countdown Entertainment, LLC via timessquarenyc.org

At New Year’s Eve 2020, two award-winning NYC high school science teachers and four students — all from New York City’s public schools — will push the crystal button on the main stage in the center of Times Square, signaling the lowering of the Waterford Crystal Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball. Viewed by billions around the world, this moment officially begins the 60-second countdown to the New Year and is historically seen as a celebration as the human spirit.

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Wayne White: I Don’t Know at Joshua Liner Gallery

 

 

 

Wayne White: Finally Got There Wasn’t So Great, Acrylic on canvas, 2019, 36 x 48 in. Image via Joshua Liner Gallery

Joshua Liner Gallery will open its doors to artist, Wayne White’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, I DON’T KNOW. The Los Angeles-based artist will present new text-based paintings that feature hand painted backgrounds, as well as laser cut word reliefs, and an oversized kinetic puppet. I DON’T KNOW will open on January 9 and remain on view through February 8, 2020. The artist will attend the opening reception.

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The Outsider Art Fair 2020 to Open at Metropolitan Pavilion in January

 

 

Outsider Art Fair 2019

The 28th Annual New York Edition of the Outsider Air Fair will take place from January 16-19 at the Metropolitan Pavilion. New features this year include a redesigned floor plan and revamped cafe’, various curated projects, special programs, and first-time exhibitors from Japan, India, Portugal, Canada and various U.S. cities. The Fair will include 65 exhibitors, representing 35 cities, from 10 countries, with 10 first-time galleries.

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Central Park Conservancy adds Seneca Village Signage, Honoring History

 

 

 

Photo credits: The Central Park Conservancy developed this program of interpretative signage based on research conducted by the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History (IESVH), with additional research and content development by the Conservancy and Hunter Research, Inc. Project management by Hunter Research, Inc. and graphic design by Douglas Scott. Sign fabrication by Pannier Graphics. The IESVH includes Cynthia Copeland, Paul Johnson, Celedonia Jones, Meredith Linn, Nan Rothschild, Herbert Seignoret, Diana diZerega Wall, and Sharon Wilkins.

The Central Park Conservancy launched its first major interpretive signage initiative in Central Park to commemorate Seneca Village, a predominantly African American community that existed before the City of New York created Central Park. The interpretive signs build on decades of research, including the work of the Institute for the Exploration of Seneca Village History (IESVH) — a group of scholars and archeologists who have been studying Seneca Village — as well as the Conservancy’s deep knowledge of the history of Central Park and long involvement in the study of Seneca Village.

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Visiting the Historic National Arts Club During the Holidays

 

 

 

The National Arts Club, 14-15 Gramercy Park South

Built in 1845, the historic pair of townhouses, 14-15 Gramercy Park South, was home to Samuel J. Tilden, former governor of New York. who lived there until his death in 1886. Calvert Vaux, who became its next owner, combined the two row houses, creating the building that stands now ~ and has been home to The National Arts Club since 1906.

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Have you Made Your 2020 Wish on the NYE Wishing Wall at Times Square?

 

 

 

Annual Wishing Wall in Times Square

Each year, thousands flock to Times Square for the annual New Years Eve Confetti + Ball Drop. Each piece of falling confetti is a hope and a wish for the new year ahead, written by thousands of people on the NYE Wishing Wall.

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Nivola in New York I Figure in Field to Open at The Cooper Union

 

 

 

Costantino Nivola at work, preparing for a sand-casting. Photographer and date unknown. Courtesy of the Nivola Family Archive.

New York is home to the largest gathering of Nivola’s public artworks — 21 pieces across all five boroughs, at least 17 of which still exist. So it is with great excitement and anticipation that we look forward to the opening of The Cooper Union’s next exhibition, Nivola in New York I Figure in Fieldthe first-ever to tell the story of Nivola’s built New York City projects through maquette and sculptures, original drawings, site-specific photographs, and related ephemera.

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The Rubin Museum of Art in 2020 ~ Brainwave Impermanence

 

 

 

Brainwave Impermanence via The Rubin Museum of Art

You live inside your head, but do you understand how it works? Brainwave investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences with onstage conversations and immersive experiences that combine the most compelling advancements in science with traditional Himalayan wisdom.

The Rubin Museum of Art’s annual Brainwave series returns in January to explore the connections between the Buddhist idea of impermanence, or that everything changes, and cutting-edge research in neuroplasticity. Featuring unscripted onstage conversations and experiences that engage the head and heart, each Brainwave program investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences by combining the most compelling advancements in science with traditional Himalayan wisdom. Tickets go on sale to the general public  at 11am on January 9th.

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‘Meet at The Shed’ for Open House on January 11, 2020

 

 

 

The Shed’s Bloomberg Building, April 2019. Photo: Iwan Baan. Project Design Credit: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Lead Architect, and Rockwell Group, Collaborating Architect

Kick-off the New Year with the first-ever Open House, Meet at The Shed on January 11th, celebrating its opening season as it draws to a close. Meet at The Shed will feature special pop-up events and free admission to its current exhibitions.

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The Annual Cinema Connex Film Series in Staten Island ~ 2020 Calendar of Films + Events

 

 

 

After a popular inaugural year screening indie and classic films and hosting special events from the St. George Theatre to Tappen Park, Cinema Connex, Staten Island’s free independent film series, returns! This season’s lineup includes Roma, Woman On Fire and a film program curated by the African Film Festival.

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City’s First Memorial to Queens Vietnam Veterans Opens in Elmhurst Park

 

 

 

Photo credit: NYC Parks/Daniel Avila

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, today joined Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, New York State Assembly Member Brian Barnwell, New York City Council Member Peter Koo, New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, New York City Council Member Robert Holden, National President of the Vietnam Veterans of America John Rowan, and Community Board 4 Parks Chair Gregory Spock to officially cut the ribbon on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Elmhurst Park.

The memorial, which was fully funded by Borough President Katz, was originally conceptualized by the members of Vietnam Veterans of America local Chapter 32, led by Queens resident Pastor “Pat” Toro who lost his life after returning home. The creation of the memorial would not have been possible without his advocacy.

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Kent Monkman: mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) in The Great Hall at The MET

 

 

 

Image: Installation view of The Great Hall Commission: Kent Monkman, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People), 2019. Courtesy of the artist. Image credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photo by Anna-Marie Kellen

The Metropolitan Museum of Art unveiled two monumental new paintings by Cree artist Kent Monkman in the Museum’s main entrance hall. The Great Hall Commission: Kent Monkman, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) inaugurated a new series of contemporary commissions in the Museum’s Great Hall. In his work, Monkman reappropriates images, motifs, and techniques from art history to express Indigenous people’s experiences and histories, subverting the predominate narratives of Euro-American culture, while also addressing present-day issues.
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Zaro’s Family Bakery Opens on East 125th Street

 

 

 

This well-established, family-owned bakery, Zaro’s, first opened its doors in 1927, shortly after arriving from Eastern Europe, through Ellis Island. In the 1950s, the next generation expanded the business, and in 1977, opened the first of its four Grand Central Station shops ~ then Penn Station, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal, with a total of 11 ~ until last week when they opened their doors along 125th Street in East Harlem.

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The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade ~ January 6, 2020 in El Barrio

 

 

 

Image courtesy El Museo del Barrio

El Museo Del Barrio Presents The 43rd Annual Three Kings Day Parade which will be held on Monday, January 6, 2020. The Parade, entitled Nuestros Barrios Unidos: Celebrating our Collective Strength, will celebrate immigrant and migrant communities of past and present that continue to keep history alive by celebrating the cultural traditions of El Barrio and beyond. Grand Marshall will be Marco Saavedra, Immigrant Rights Activist and Member of “The Dream 9”.

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Textile Conservation Lab at Cathedral of St. John the Divine

 

 

 

Behind the Cathedral is the Greek Revival building ~ Textile Conservation Lab

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine received a donation of twelve 17th Century Italian Barberini tapestries in 1891, a year before construction began on the Cathedral itself. In time, the acquisition of a collection of Raphael designed tapestries depicting scenes of the Acts of the Apostles drawn from the New Testament Book of Acts, and nine Mortlake tapestries were acquired. So it should not be surprising that, in 1981, a textile conservation lab was established, by the Cathedral, as a way to care and conserve the collection.

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Taking a Closer Look at The Black Hebrew Israelites

 

 

 

August 17, 2019 in front of Madison Avenue Headquarters, with a view north toward 125th Street and Promise Academy in the background on the left

The  viral video taken on January 18, 2019, on the day of the Pro-Life March in Washington D.C., brought attention to a little-known group ~ The Black Hebrew Israelites, who were involved in the initial confrontation that day. From the language used in the video, it appeared that the five Black Hebrew Israelites in the video were part of a division of that group called Israelite School of Universal Practical Knowledge (ISUPK), known to demonstrate at the corner of Seventh and H Streets in Washington D.C. This group, headquartered in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, occasionally makes an appearance in Harlem, staging themselves in front of CVS Pharmacy on the corner of Lenox Avenue and 125th Street, megaphone in hand, spewing their hateful rhetoric, and most recently on the opposite side of Lenox Avenue, between 124th-125th Streets.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the Black Hebrew Israelite movement was once again in the news when David Anderson, a one-time follower of the Black Hebrew Israelites, brought hate and violence to Jersey City in a murderous spree.

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‘Story Portraits of U.S. Veterans: World War II ~ Today’ Opens at Historic Flatiron Building

 

 

 

The historic Flatiron Building


Manhattan College and the EVAC Project (Experiencing Veterans & Artists Collaboration), with support from the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and GFP Real Estate, opened a new pop-up gallery of portraits honoring veterans from multiple generations and all branches of service, on the ground-floor of New York City’s famed Flatiron Building (949 Broadway) on Sunday, November 10.

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Riverside Church Open’s Bell Tower Tours to Public!

 

 

 

The Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, NYC

The Riverside Church invites the public to step inside the tallest steeple in North America and see New York City like never before with a Steeple Tour!

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Annina Roescheisen: Bridging Grey at Ki Smith Gallery

 

 

 

IMAGES: Annina Roescheisen, Stills from Bridging Grey, 2019

Ki Smith Gallery will open its doors to Bridging Grey, a new video and performance installation by German artist Annina Roescheisen. Her readings of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Arthur Schopenhauer, and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe are the basis for this new body of work. In the mid-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, these philosophers began to investigate the aesthetics of color. Roescheisen has been most influenced by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, whose intuitive approach linked the colors we see to the emotion and mood we feel in their presence. In his Theory of Colours, Goethe writes about painting, “From these three, light, shade, and colour, we construct the visible world, and thus, at the same time, make painting possible, an art which has the power of producing on a flat surface a much more perfect visible world than the actual one can be.”

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Dates Announced by NYC Parks for MulchFest 2020

 

 

 

NYC Parks today announced changes to its annual Mulchfest. During the 2020 recycling program, New Yorkers will now have two consecutive Saturdays when they can actively mulch their holiday trees—Saturday, January 4 and 11. This new schedule makes it easier than ever for all to say goodbye to their trees in an ecofriendly way, and take a bag of nutrient rich mulch home in the process. Mulchfest, part of the New York City’s holiday tradition, encourages New Yorkers to make greening a family activity—turning holiday trees into mulch which can be used for gardening and to increase soil fertility.

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NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission Designates Five Historic Buildings Associated with Tin Pan Alley

 

 

 

Buildings of Tin Pan Alley, c. 1910. Image via Historic Districts Council

On Sunday, October 22, 2017,  preservationists and historians rallied to protect the cultural treasure known as Tin Pan Alley along 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue ~ with musical performances and a tour. It was a day to learn about the rich history of the historic one block, known as Tin Pan Alley, and the efforts to preserve its heritage, along with many of its 19th-century structures still in tact.

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) designated five historic buildings on West 28th Street in Manhattan:   47 West 28th Street, 49 West 28th Street, 51 West 28th Street, 53 West 28th Street and 55 West 28th Street. These buildings are an intact part of a block known as Tin Pan Alley, home of the most significant concentration of sheet music publishers in New York City. While on this block — so named to describe the audible racket of piano music that made 28th St. sound “like a tin pan alley” — these firms revolutionized the music-publishing industry’s practices for the creation, promotion and consumption of popular music as we know it today.

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Art Forgery or Genuine Art ~ John Howard Sanden & The Norman Rockwell Mystery at The Salmagundi Club

 

 

 

John Howard Sanden. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

In the summer of 2003, the Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge, Massachusetts opened its doors to an exhibition of Rockwell’s works produced during the time the artist lived in Arlington, Vermont. Among the works was the painting entitled, Breaking Home Ties. But standing before it, the artist and museum patron, John Howard Sanden had an overwhelming feeling that this was not at all the original ~ it was a reproduction (a fake!)

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The Historic Equitable Building Shines a Spotlight on its History

 

 

 

40th Floor, 120 Broadway

The landmarked 120 Broadway, also know as the Equitable Building, has undergone a two-year, $50 million renovation. We were pleased to be invited to take a look inside, from the historic Banker’s Club space on the 40th floor to the newly created mural project on the third floor, and beautifully restored lobby. Come along, as we take in the new, while reflecting on the old.

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Art Installations, Events & Exhibits in NYC to Add to Your List in December 2019

 

 

 

Bryant Park Holidays of the past

Tis the season for indoor artistic treks, from galleries to museum, and gorgeous holiday displays in a variety of public spaces throughout our five boroughs. Here are Art Installations, Events & Exhibits to add to your list in December, with more than 50 still on view!

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A Love Poem for New York: A Memorial Exhibition for Jill Freedman at Ki Smith Gallery

 

 

 

Jill Freedman. Image courtesy Ki Smith Gallery

On Saturday, November 30th, Ki Smith Gallery will open its doors to a celebration of the extraordinary life of acclaimed documentary and street photographer Jill Freedman (1939-2019).

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The Salmagundi Club Presents ‘A Triumphant Triad: Sargent, Sorolla & Zorn’ ~ a Lecture by Neill Slaughter

 

 

 

From L-R, Sargent, Zorn, Sorolla. Image courtesy The Salmagundi Club

The historic Salmagundi Club in Greenwich Village will open its doors to a lecture by artist/member Neill Slaughter entitled, A Triumphant Triad: Sargent, Sorolla and Zorn on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 6:00pm

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New Yorker’s Celebrate Beloved Pet’s on a Memorial Tree in Central Park

 

 

 

Central Park Memorial Pet Tree

Hidden deep within Central Park, in a secluded place, stands a perfectly situated tree, dressed up for the Holiday’s every year ~ the ornaments all dedicated to beloved pets who have passed on ~ but as we see each year, are never forgotten.

Walk with us as we hit the less-traveled paths in search of the Memorial Pet Tree in Central Park from years past.

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Adam Friedberg: Single-Story Project on view at Center for Architecture, NYC

 

 

 

Adam Friedberg, mural at Center for Architecture

With New York City real estate at such a premium, it is hard to image how short a life the single-story structure has these days. And even harder to imagine how many still exist throughout our five boroughs.

In 2015, photographer and long-time East Village resident Adam Friedberg  decided to explore all the single-story buildings in the East Village and the Lower East Side. To date, he has documented in photographs nearly 100 sites. Many of these images are now on view in his exhibition, Single-Story Project, at the Center for Architecture. Walk with us down to the lower-level and take a look.

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John Dowell: Cotton to exhibit at Laurence Miller Gallery in Chelsea

 

 

 

John Dowell, African Union Church

Laurence Miller Gallery will open its doors to the New York City debut of John Dowell’s COTTON: Symbol of the Forgotten. In this timely exhibition, Dowell blends a unique mixture of spiritualism, historical awareness, racial angst and deft technique to create photographic works that inspire the viewer to recognize the injustices imposed upon the black community, especially in New York, over the past 400 years.

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Legendary Tuskeegee Airmen & Captain Roscoe Brown Plaza Unveiled in the Bronx

 

 

 

Renamed M.L.K. Plaza, now Captain Roscoe Brown, Ph.D. Plaza

A renovated plaza in the Bronx has been named for Tuskeegee Airman and former Bronx Community College President Captain, Roscoe Brown, Ph.D. NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP joined Former New York City Mayor David Norman Dinkins; Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr.; City Council Member Fernando Cabrera; Community Board 5 District Manager Kenneth Brown; President of Bronx Community College Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe; Dr. Roscoe Brown’s son Dr. Dennis Brown; and community members to cut the ribbon on renovations to the former M.L.K. Plaza, and officially rename it Captain Roscoe Brown, Ph. D. Plaza.

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Get Ready for the Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition at The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park

 

 

 

Leenda Bonilla + Luis Pagan, ‘Un Cafecito del Pueblo’, Foil coffee packages, artificial berries, pinecone

New York City Park announced the dates for the 37th Annual Wreath Interpretations Exhibition, bringing in the Holiday Season with an array of imaginative and unusual wreaths.

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The Apollo Theater Announces Spring 2020 Season

 

 

 

Today, the iconic nonprofit Apollo Theater announced details of its spring 2020 season featuring genre-spanning performances—from music, dance, and theater to comedy and film screenings—that continue the theater’s strong mission of articulating African American narratives through cultural programming. Season highlights include the Apollo’s Africa Now! and African Film Festival 30th Anniversary Celebration presenting the legendary Oumou Sangaré; Burnt Sugar the Arkestra Chamber performing Isaac Hayes’ Academy Award-winning score Shaft, alongside a screening of the film; the Apollo Salon Series presentation of A Time to Love, a musical theater collaboration with National Black Theatre; and the signature series that brings patrons to the Apollo year-round, Amateur Night at the Apollo, Apollo Music Café, and Apollo Comedy Club.Through its programming, educational, and community initiatives, the Apollo continues to advance its commitment to creating a 21st century performing arts canon, providing a home to artists and the community, while tackling important social issues for Harlem, New York, and the nation.

Here it is ~ The  exciting Apollo Theater 2020 Spring Season.

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