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May
8
Sun
2016
37th Annual Spring Crafts on Columbus
May 8 @ 10:00 am – May 9 @ 6:00 pm

The American Arts and Crafts Alliance, Inc presents:

37th Annual Spring Crafts on Columbus

This Art Show takes place on the sidewalk next to the American Museum of Natural History Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st Street

Taking place on the following weeekends:

April 30/May 1

May 7/8

May 14/15

Show hours: 10 am – 6 pm Rain or Shine
Each weekend 100 artisans exhibit and sell their own work

Featuring blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, sculpture, designer wearables, children’s toys and much more!

Learn more at the official site…

May
14
Sat
2016
37th Annual Spring Crafts on Columbus
May 14 @ 10:00 am – May 15 @ 6:00 pm

The American Arts and Crafts Alliance, Inc presents:

37th Annual Spring Crafts on Columbus

This Art Show takes place on the sidewalk next to the American Museum of Natural History Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st Street

Taking place on the following weeekends:

April 30/May 1

May 7/8

May 14/15

Show hours: 10 am – 6 pm Rain or Shine
Each weekend 100 artisans exhibit and sell their own work

Featuring blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, sculpture, designer wearables, children’s toys and much more!

Learn more at the official site…

May
15
Sun
2016
37th Annual Spring Crafts on Columbus
May 15 @ 10:00 am – May 16 @ 6:00 pm

The American Arts and Crafts Alliance, Inc presents:

37th Annual Spring Crafts on Columbus

This Art Show takes place on the sidewalk next to the American Museum of Natural History Columbus Avenue from 77th to 81st Street

Taking place on the following weeekends:

April 30/May 1

May 7/8

May 14/15

Show hours: 10 am – 6 pm Rain or Shine
Each weekend 100 artisans exhibit and sell their own work

Featuring blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, photography, paintings, sculpture, designer wearables, children’s toys and much more!

Learn more at the official site…

May
24
Tue
2016
Dreaming Public Art A Symposium Hosted By Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts
May 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Dreaming Public Art

A Symposium Hosted By Madison Square Park Conservancy

And School Of Visual Arts

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Dreaming Public Art
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM

SVA Theatre
School of Visual Arts
333 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011

Free and open to the public, but a reply is necessary. Please RSVP to [email protected].

Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts announce Dreaming Public Art, a symposium that invites participants to explore public art possibilities 

Following keynote conversation with artist Martin Puryear and Prof. Kellie Jones, Michael Brenson will moderate a panel discussion with artists Sharon Hayes,Josiah McElheny and Krzysztof Wodiczko

On Tuesday, May 24, 2016, from 7:30PM to 10:00PM, Madison Square Park Conservancy and School of Visual Arts will host Dreaming Public Art, a free symposium featuring a keynote conversation with artist Martin Puryear and Columbia University art historian Dr. Kellie Jones. Martin Puryear’s Big Bling will be on view in Madison Square Park from May 16, 2016 through January 8, 2017.

Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Director and Martin Friedman Senior Curator, Mad. Sq. Art, will deliver opening remarks. Following the keynote, writer and critic Michael Brenson will moderate a panel discussion with artists Sharon Hayes, Josiah McElheny and Krzysztof Wodiczko. Each artist will be free to approach the idea of a dream project any way he or she wishes. Each can present a work or ideas for a work unconstrained by pragmatic concerns and institutional requirements — a project with no boundaries. Artists can conceive of a project that enables site, scale, content and materials. Brenson will frame a conversation that moves between lifetimes of experience and achievement and the fault line between the possible and impossible. How do artists respond to the challenges or potential perils of possibility? An audience question and answer session will follow the panel discussion.

“I am delighted that Madison Square Park Conservancy continues to be at the forefront of the discourse on public art. Following our very successful first annual symposium last year, Explaining Public Art, which featured alumni artists from Mad. Sq. Art, this program will consider the limitless potential in realizing art in the public realm,” said Keats Myer, Executive Director of Madison Square Park Conservancy.

“We’re proud to be partnering with School of Visual Arts, an innovative institution with an impressive roster of artist alumni, for our second annual symposium, Dreaming Public Art. This year’s symposium features an outstanding, dynamic group of participants—artists and thinkers who regularly propel the dialogue on contemporary art. Their involvement on May 24th is a testament to the significant role of public art in the field, neighborhoods and communities,” said Brooke Kamin Rapaport, Director and Martin Friedman Senior Curator, Mad. Sq. Art.

About Mad. Sq. Art and Madison Square Park Conservancy:

Mad. Sq. Art is the free contemporary art program of Madison Square Park Conservancy. Since 2004, Mad. Sq. Art has commissioned and presented thirty-three premier installations in Madison Square Park by acclaimed artists ranging in practice and media. Mad. Sq. Art has exhibited works by artists including Bill Beirne, Jim Campbell, Tony Cragg, Richard Deacon, Mark di Suvero, Rachel Feinstein, Teresita Fernández, Bill Fontana, Ernie Gehr, Orly Genger, Sandra Gibson & Luis Recoder, Antony Gormley, Paula Hayes, Jene Highstein, Tadashi Kawamata, Mel Kendrick, Sol LeWitt, Olia Lialina & Dragan Espenschied, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Charles Long, Iván Navarro, Jacco Olivier, Roxy Paine, Rachel Feinstein, Giuseppe Penone, Jaume Plensa, Shannon Plumb, Martin Puryear, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Alison Saar, Jessica Stockholder, Leo Villareal, and William Wegman.

Madison Square Park Conservancy is the not-for-profit organization whose mission is to protect, nurture, and enhance Madison Square Park, a dynamic seven-acre public green space, creating an environment that fosters moments of inspiration. The Conservancy is committed to engaging the community through its beautiful gardens, inviting amenities, and world-class programming. Madison Square Park Conservancy is licensed by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to manage Madison Square Park and is responsible for raising 98% of the funds necessary to operate the Park, including the brilliant horticulture, park maintenance, sanitation, security, and free cultural programs for Park visitors of all ages. Fore more information please visit madisonsquarepark.org.

About School of Visual Arts:

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu.

About Michael Brenson:

Michael Brenson is an art critic, art historian and teacher. He received an MA in Creative Writing and a PhD in art history from Johns Hopkins University, and was an art writer for The New York Times from 1982 to 1991. His publications include Visionaries and Outcasts: The NEA, Congress, and the Place of the Visual Artist in America (2001); Acts of Engagement: Writings on Art, Criticism, and Institutions, 1993–2002 (2004); edited (with Mary Jane Jacob) Conversations at the Castle: Changing Audiences and Contemporary Art (1998); edited (with Rhea Anastas) Witness to Her Art: Art and Writings by Adrian Piper, Mona Hatoum, Cady Noland, Jenny Holzer, Kara Walker, Daniela Rossell and Eau de Cologne (2006). He is a Getty scholar, Guggenheim Fellow, Bogliasco Fellow and Clark Fellow, a Visiting Senior Critic in the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design’s Department of Fine Arts, and a member of the sculpture faculty in Bard College’s Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts. He is writing a biography of David Smith that will be published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

About Sharon Hayes:

Sharon Hayes was born in Baltimore, MD, and lives and works in New York City. She received an MFA from the University of California, Los Angeles. Hayes has had solo exhibitions at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (2014); Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin (2013); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2012); and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2012). Her work been shown at venues including the Venice Biennale (2013); the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); and the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2012). Hayes is the recipient of awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014, the Alpert Award in Visual Arts in 2013, an Anonymous Was a Woman Award in 2013, and a Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Fellowship in 2007. Hayes is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania.

About Kellie Jones:

Dr. Kellie Jones was born in New York, NY. She received a B.A. from Amherst College and a Ph.D. from Yale University. She is Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor in Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University. Dr. Jones has received awards including a Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant in 2013. She was the inaugural recipient of the David C. Driskell Award in African American Art and Art History from the High Museum of Art, Atlanta (2005). Dr. Jones’s writings have appeared in exhibition catalogues and journals including NKA, Artforum, Flash Art, Atlantica, and Third Text.  Her book EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (Duke University Press) was named one of the top art books of 2011 by Publishers Weekly. She organized shows for the Johannesburg Biennale (1997) and São Paulo Bienal (1989), which featured the work of Martin Puryear and won the grand prize for best individual exhibition. Her exhibition “Now Dig This! Art and Black Los Angeles, 1960-1980,” at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, was named one of the best exhibitions of 2012 by Artforum.

About Josiah McElheny:

Josiah McElheny received a B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design. He has exhibited at venues including the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus (2013), Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2012), Whitechapel Art Gallery, London (2011), Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2009), Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2007), Museum of Modern Art, New York (2007), and Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela, Spain (2002). McElheny is the recipient of awards including a MacArthur Fellowship (2006).  His first major public work was the participatory project The Metal Party, presented by Public Art Fund and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in 2001. He is represented by Andrea Rosen Gallery in New York, White Cube in London and Corbett vs. Dempsey in Chicago.  McElheny’s project Prismatic Park will open in Madison Square Park in summer 2017.

About Martin Puryear:

Martin Puryear was born in Washington, D.C. He earned his B.A. from Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. (1963) and his M.F.A. from Yale University (1971). He served in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone (1964-66) and attended the Swedish Royal Academy of Art (1966-68). Puryear’s 2007 retrospective was organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and traveled to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. An exhibition of his drawings, Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions, was organized by the Art Institute of Chicago and traveled to New York’s Morgan Library & Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. He has received awards including the Skowhegan Medal for Sculpture (1980), a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant (1982), a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1989), and the Yaddo Artist Medal (2016). He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters (1992) and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Yale University (1994). Puryear lives and works in the Hudson Valley region of New York and is represented by Matthew Marks Gallery in New York City. Puryear’s Big Bling will be on view in Madison Square Park from May 16, 2016 to January 8, 2017.

About Brooke Kamin Rapaport:

Brooke Kamin Rapaport is Director and Martin Friedman Senior Curator, Mad. Sq. Art at Madison Square Park Conservancy in New York. She is responsible for Mad. Sq. Art’s commissioned, public sculpture exhibitions by contemporary artists. As a guest curator at The Jewish Museum in New York, she organized Houdini: Art and Magic (2010) and The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend (2007). Ms. Rapaport was the assistant curator (1989 to 1993) and associate curator (1993 to 2002) of contemporary art at the Brooklyn Museum. She is a contributing editor and frequent writer for Sculpture magazine. She serves on the Board of Directors of Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City and the Mead Art Museum of Amherst College. She is Vice President of the Board of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation in New York. Ms. Rapaport received a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. in art history from Rutgers University.

About Krzysztof Wodiczko:

Krzysztof Wodiczko was born in Poland and lives and works in New York, Boston and Warsaw. He obtained an M.F.A in industrial design from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Wodiczko received The Hiroshima Art Price “for his contribution as an international artist to the world peace” and represented Canada (1986) and Poland (2009) at the Venice Biennale. He is a Professor of Design and the Public Domain at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University. Wodiczko’s publications include Critical Vehicles (1999), Krzysztof Wodiczko (2011), The Abolition of War (2013), and Transformative Avant-Garde, and Other Writings (2016).

Support:

Major support for Mad. Sq. Art is provided by Toby Devan Lewis, Pentagram Design, Sorgente Group of America, Thornton Tomasetti, Tiffany & Co., The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and Anonymous. Substantial support is provided by George W. Ahl III, Irving Harris Foundation, The Sol LeWitt Fund for Artist Work, Danny and Audrey Meyer, Ronald A. Pizzuti, and The Rudin Family. Ace Hotel New York is the Official Hotel Partner of Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Mad. Sq. Art is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Mad. Sq. Art is supported in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council. Madison Square Park Conservancy is a public/private partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation.

Sep
3
Sat
2016
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sep 3 all-day

Overhead extreme perspective photograph of the Washington Arch within Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

2016 Fall Show:

Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3, 4, and 5
+
Sept. 10 and 11

Learn more at the official page(s) here…

This even takes place twice a year with the upcoming one happening on Labor Day Weekend plus the one that follows thereafter.

Showcasing fine artists and craft artisans from all around the NY area, the nation, and the world this event brings folks from parts near and far. Their show is not a street fair but rather a sidewalk show situated along the area of Washington Square Park.

“”Starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU’s Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.””

Sep
4
Sun
2016
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sep 4 all-day

Overhead extreme perspective photograph of the Washington Arch within Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

2016 Fall Show:

Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3, 4, and 5
+
Sept. 10 and 11

Learn more at the official page(s) here…

This even takes place twice a year with the upcoming one happening on Labor Day Weekend plus the one that follows thereafter.

Showcasing fine artists and craft artisans from all around the NY area, the nation, and the world this event brings folks from parts near and far. Their show is not a street fair but rather a sidewalk show situated along the area of Washington Square Park.

“”Starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU’s Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.””

Sep
5
Mon
2016
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sep 5 all-day

Overhead extreme perspective photograph of the Washington Arch within Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

2016 Fall Show:

Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3, 4, and 5
+
Sept. 10 and 11

Learn more at the official page(s) here…

This even takes place twice a year with the upcoming one happening on Labor Day Weekend plus the one that follows thereafter.

Showcasing fine artists and craft artisans from all around the NY area, the nation, and the world this event brings folks from parts near and far. Their show is not a street fair but rather a sidewalk show situated along the area of Washington Square Park.

“”Starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU’s Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.””

Sep
10
Sat
2016
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sep 10 all-day

Overhead extreme perspective photograph of the Washington Arch within Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

2016 Fall Show:

Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3, 4, and 5
+
Sept. 10 and 11

Learn more at the official page(s) here…

This even takes place twice a year with the upcoming one happening on Labor Day Weekend plus the one that follows thereafter.

Showcasing fine artists and craft artisans from all around the NY area, the nation, and the world this event brings folks from parts near and far. Their show is not a street fair but rather a sidewalk show situated along the area of Washington Square Park.

“”Starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU’s Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.””

Sep
11
Sun
2016
Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit
Sep 11 all-day

Overhead extreme perspective photograph of the Washington Arch within Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

2016 Fall Show:

Labor Day Weekend Sept. 3, 4, and 5
+
Sept. 10 and 11

Learn more at the official page(s) here…

This even takes place twice a year with the upcoming one happening on Labor Day Weekend plus the one that follows thereafter.

Showcasing fine artists and craft artisans from all around the NY area, the nation, and the world this event brings folks from parts near and far. Their show is not a street fair but rather a sidewalk show situated along the area of Washington Square Park.

“”Starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.  The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU’s Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.””

Sep
17
Sat
2016
Scarecrows: From the Heartland to Horror
Sep 17 – Oct 30 all-day

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Scarecrows: From the Heartland to Horror

September 17 – October 30

At the NY Botanical Garden in the Bronx

Learn more at this official page here…

Throughout history, scarecrows have been the guardians of gardens. Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to NYBG to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the U.S., from its everyday role in agriculture to its status as a cultural icon in films and comic books. This art display, presented by the Tri State Cadillac Dealers, features vignettes crafted from natural materials and set amidst swamp and marsh in the Garden’s landscape. Explore the detailed display during the day, discover its surprises as it comes to life after 3 p.m. and on Scarecrow Nights, and enjoy special experiences on select dates from Cadillac.

Sep
18
Sun
2016
CREATING GENRE POSTCARDS
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

CREATING GENRE POSTCARDS

Sunday, September 18, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 pm

MOUNT VERNON HOTEL MUSEUM & GARDEN
421 East 61st Street, New York, NY 10065
Telephone: 212-838-6878

Explore two important art forms of the first part of the 19th century: silhouettes and genre scenes, first with a curator-led tour of our current exhibit, “Portraits Of The People: Miniatures and Silhouettes,” and a discussion of genre painting, followed by a workshop in which all guests merge silhouettes with genre scenes. All materials provided. All levels of expertise welcome.

$15 Adults, $10 Museum Members

Please call (212)838-6878 to make reservations and for more information.

The Museum is located at 421 East 61st Street (between First and York Avenues).
Bus: M15, M31 or M57; Subway: N, R, Q or 4, 5, 6 to Lexington
Avenue/59th Street; or F to 63rd Street.silhouettemaking-2

Oct
6
Thu
2016
Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York
Oct 6 all-day

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Gay Gotham:
Art and Underground Culture in New York

Thursday, October 6, at 6:00 pm

Opening Public Program

at the Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

Queer people have always flocked to New York City seeking freedom and forging close-knit groups for mutual support and inspiration. Our new exhibition Gay Gotham: Art and Underground Culture in New York brings to life the LGBT artistic communities that sprang up over the last hundred years, a creative class whose radical ideas would greatly influence the definition and evolution of “modern” culture in New York City. To celebrate the exhibition’s opening, join our distinguished speakers for a lively panel discussion exploring the cultural dynamics of gay New York, past, present, and future. This program is the kick-off event for the Gay Gotham exhibition.

Opening reception and exhibition viewing to follow!

$25 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, $15 for Members
Price includes admission to the opening reception for:

For more information, visit http://www.mcny.org/event/gay-gotham-art-culture

Harmony Hammond, feminist artist, writer, and independent curator
Sarah Schulman, novelist, playwright, and journalist
Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, artists, activists, and collaborators
Bryan Lowder (moderator), Associate Editor for Slate

 

Nov
28
Mon
2016
Raising Secular Jews: Book Launch at NYPL @ New York Public Library, Schwartzman Building, McGraw Rotunda
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm
Raising Secular Jews: Book Launch at NYPL @ New York Public Library, Schwartzman Building, McGraw Rotunda | New York | New York | United States

Raising Secular Jews: Book Launch at NYPL

November 28, 2016

This unique literary study of Yiddish children’s periodicals casts new light on secular Yiddish schools in America in the first half of the twentieth century. Rejecting the traditional religious education of the Talmud Torahs and congregational schools, these Yiddish schools chose Yiddish itself as the primary conduit of Jewish identity and culture.

Come celebrate the recent publication of Naomi Prawer Kadar’s book by Brandeis University Press! You are invited for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and comments by Prof. David Roskies, Prof. David Fishman, and Bonny Fetterman.

The event will take place at the McGraw Rotunda at the New York Public Library on Monday, November 28, between 7:30 and 9:30 PM. Please use the 42nd Street entrance and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.

Please direct questions and RSVPs to Lindsey Bodner at [email protected]

*Kosher dietary laws observed.

Dec
2
Fri
2016
Luminaries at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place @ Brookfield Place New York
Dec 2 2016 – Jan 29 2017 all-day

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Luminaries at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place

December 2, 2016 – January 29, 2017

8:00 AM – 10:00 PM daily, with modified schedule on select dates

Luminaries is a mesmerizing holiday light installation designed by the LAB at Rockwell Group, based on the season’s traditions of sharing, giving, and community. Visitors are immersed in a canopy of glowing lanterns suspended within the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, each changing color and intensity. Touch-sensitive “wishing stations” on the ground invite visitors to send a holiday wish, which materializes as a burst of color traveling through the lanterns above. For the second year, Arts Brookfield has partnered with the GRAMMY Museum to support music education programs, donating $1 up to $25,000 for every wish made.

The Luminaries wishing experience will only be available through January 8, after which Luminaries will remain on display as a spectacular light installation until January 29. Plan your visit to Brookfield Place to illuminate your holiday wish this season!

The public is invited to experience the Luminaries opening wish of the season on Thursday, December 1 from 6:00 – 6:30 PM.

HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOWS

Light shows will be presented every 30 minutes on the hour and half hour starting at 8:00 AM and ending at 10:00 PM daily. From December 2, 2016 through January 8, 2017, Luminaries will exhibit three shows synced to the sound of these 3 beloved seasonal songs:
– “Winter Wonderland” by Michael Bublé
– “Silver Bells” by Tony Bennett
– “Carol of the Bells” by The Bird and The Bee

Please note, due to events in the Winter Garden, Luminaries shows and wishing experience will be modified on the following dates:

– Friday, December 2: Wishing and light shows from 8 AM – 3 PM
– Saturday, December 3: No wishing experience or light shows on this date
– Saturday, December 10: Wishing and light shows from 8 AM – 6 PM
– Sunday, December 11: Wishing and light shows from 8 AM – 12 PM & 6 PM – 10 PM

Dec
4
Sun
2016
Take The Day Off :: Sunday morning Qigong + Meditation @ SLA
Dec 4 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Take The Day Off :: Sunday morning Qigong + Meditation @ SLA | New York | New York | United States

Take The Day Off

Sunday morning Qigong + Meditation

by master RD Chin

December 4

Relax with a warm cup of tea and join us for a fun interactive day of qigong, meditation, I-Ching, Nine Star Ki presentation, mini-readings, enjoy the art exhibition, delicious treats, music, movies, raffles, shopping, holiday cheer and meet new friends.

  • 10am – 11am Qigong and Meditation
  • 11am – 12pm Group I-Ching Class
  • 12pm – 12:30pm Premiere Feng Shui Documentary Film
  • 12:30pm – 3:30pm Private mini-Readings with Chinese Metaphysics: Feng Shui energy session, an I-Ching reading, a Trager session or a traditional Chinese Four Pillars – $45/25 minutes
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm Nine Star Ki Astrology Predictions 2017
  • 4:30pm – 6pm Movies – Feng Shui Documentary + Saturn Saved Me by Sharon Smith – A humorous look at what happens in your search for wisdom. Free Popcorn! Holiday Gifts for Sale

Tickets on Evenbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sunday-morning-qigong-meditation-tickets-29662724006?aff=es2

For more info: [email protected]

Dec
6
Tue
2016
Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations
Dec 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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Arsenal Gallery Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Join NYC Parks for the opening reception of popular holiday exhibition Wreath Interpretations.

Celebrate the holiday season with the 34th annual exhibition of inventive, unconventional wreaths crafted by a diverse selection of more than 40 fine artists, designers, and other creative contributors. Enlivening this timeless holiday symbol, the participating artists employ a variety of unusual materials like beer cans, eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, and gardening tools to examine themes ranging from climate change to family heritage. This exhibition is an imaginative and fun way to experience the holiday season.

This event is free and open to the public.

Arsenal in Central Park, 830 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan
Third Floor gallery

Learn more here…

Dec
12
Mon
2016
Grace-ful Ice: Safari @ Grace Plaza
Dec 12 – Dec 13 all-day

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Arts Brookfield

Grace-ful Ice: Safari

Live Ice Carvings at Grace Plaza

December 12 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm
December 13 | 12:00 – 1:30 pm

Take a frozen trip to soaring sand dunes and savannas where you might spot lions, elephants, and more! NYC-based artist collective Okamoto Studio returns to Grace Plaza to transform ordinary blocks of ice into safari creatures.

LIVE ICE CARVINGS

Sculptures will be on view until they melt.

ABOUT OKAMOTO STUDIO

Okamoto Studio is a New York-based collective best known for their design, production, and consultation of everything made of crystal clear ice. From the most delicate ice wares to life-like sculptures to live performance carvings, OOkamoto Studio delivers the perfect ice experience. Father-son Takeo and Shintaro Okamoto make up the founding core of the group, which was formed in 2003 with a mission of showcasing in the full beauty and potential of handcrafted ice. Whether it’s a diamond-patterned ice bar for a wedding, a detailed replica for a film premiere, a massive monogram for a cool Bar Mitzvah, or an elegant installation for a charity gala, custom sculpted ice by Okamoto Studio is precise, well considered, effective, and mesmerizing.

Artists at the Crossroads
Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Artists at the Crossroads

Monday, December 12, 2016, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Kenneth Kirschner, Joshue Ott and Joseph Keckler present
With discussion moderated by Adam Sternbergh
Joined by R. Luke DuBois, Okwui Okpokwasili Mendi + Keith Obadike

The TimesCenter | 242 W 41st St, New York, NY 10036

Join us for the second ‘Artists at the Crossroads’ talk to hear the winter and spring residents present their residencies and join in conversation with fellow resident artists R. Luke DuBois and Okwui Okpokwasili, and future resident artists Mendi + Keith Obadike, moderated by Adam Sternbergh, Cultural Editor at New York Magazine.

During the Winter 2015-2016 residency, visualist/software designer Joshue Ott and composerKenneth Kirschner collaborated to research and develop mobile technologies for visual and sound art with the ultimate goal of creating a free, publicly available smartphone app. Through public engagement, research and digital collection, they created soundscapes and a new iteration of theirvariant app series, variant:breaker.

In Spring 2016, Joseph Keckler set out to challenge New Yorkers’ supposed rejection of Times Square and their claims to “never go there,” by lurking around and looking for locals he recognized to ask questions. As the approach became passive observation, his practice shifted indoors. From a small, ubiquitous office on 46th Street, he created a rehearsal studio, writing room and even film set.

For Spring 2017, musician/artist/writers Mendi + Keith Obadike will interweave Times Square’s geography with a vocal interpretation of its unique soundscape to create an interactive navigational tool that allows visitors to compose their own harmonies while walking around the neighborhood.

Residency at the Crossroads is a cross-disciplinary and collaborative residency program, in which artists are invited to experiment and engage with Times Square’s unique urban identity and users. Launched in Summer 2015, the program hosted a series of four three-five month residencies for New York City-based artists, infusing artists into the thriving urban commercial district of Times Square in order to creatively investigate its identity and usage through observation, experimentation, engagement and documentation. The results are often different than the original intent, thus strengthening the argument for process-driven programs such as this. Join us to hear and see a bit of what happened.

Jan
20
Fri
2017
ART-MAKING HAPPY HOUR
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
ART-MAKING HAPPY HOUR

ART-MAKING HAPPY HOUR

Friday, January 20, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

At the Bronx Museum of Art

Free Admission

Painting, collaging, and happy hour with Bronx artist Dennis Redmoon Darkeem. Darkeem will lead participants in an evening of art-making based on his project New Understandings, inspired by reflections on the new year.

Jan
21
Sat
2017
NYC Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities / 4715: Year of the Rooster
Jan 21 – Feb 20 all-day

NYC Chinese Lunar New Year Festivities

4715: Year of the Rooster

January 21st – February 20th

Events taking place a numerous locations over this span of time from Lower Manhattan’s Chinatown to the one in Queens and more.

Lion Dances, Performances, Celebrations and other related cultural events available.

Visit this page for a listing of events taking place throughout New York City.

Feb
22
Wed
2017
The Christa Project: Seeking a Risen Christa
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Christa Project: Seeking a Risen Christa @ New York | New York | United States

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine Welcomes Theologian and Poet Nicola Slee for

The Christa Project: Seeking a Risen Christa

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine continues its ongoing art exhibit and program initiative The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies with a talk by theologian and poet Dr. Nicola Slee,Seeking a Risen Christa, on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7 pm, at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street).

In this talk, Dr. Slee will offer a historical overview of the development of the notion of the female Christ symbol and survey artistic images from a variety of contexts and periods. She will reflect on the significance of the Christa and question the dominance of images of crucified and suffering Christas, pondering the relative paucity of images of risen female forms. The lecture will include a reading of some of her poems about the Christa.

Dr. Nicola Slee is Director of Research at the Queen’s Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education, Birmingham, UK. Author of numerous articles and books and a frequent public speaker, her book Seeking the Risen Christa (SPXK, 2011) traces and explores the development of the female Christ symbol. She is currently working on a theological book on Sabbath, and co-editing a series of essays on feminist research methodology, Researching Female Faith: Qualitative Perspectives (Taylor and Francis, 2017).

The Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies, on view through March 12, explores the language, symbol, art and ritual associated with the Christ image and the human body, and the ways the Divine is manifested in every person, of every gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation.

For more information about the evening and to RSVP, please visit the Cathedral’s event page.

 

Mar
5
Sun
2017
VW SUNDAY SESSIONS: NEW LECTURE-PERFORMANCE BY MARK LECKEY
Mar 5 all-day

VW SUNDAY SESSIONS: NEW LECTURE-PERFORMANCE BY MARK LECKEY

Sun, Mar 5, 3:00 pm, 5:00 pm

MoMA PS1

MoMA PS1 presents the premiere of a new lecture-performance by Mark Leckey, commissioned to coincide with the final day of the exhibition Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers.

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Apr
5
Wed
2017
BRONX TROLLEY NIGHT
Apr 5 all-day
BRONX TROLLEY NIGHT

BRONX TROLLEY NIGHT

Wednesday, April 5, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Hop off The Bronx Trolley at the Bronx Museum for a free, guided discussion with Bronx-born photographer Clayton Frazier of his exhibition Clayton Frazier: Faces of the Island of Saint Dominique, which is currently on view in the Museum’s Community Gallery.

Location: North Wing Lobby & Galleries
Free admission and cash bar

Learn more at this official page here…

Apr
6
Thu
2017
Artist Talk: Zane York at the Arsenal in Central Park
Apr 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Image credit: Zane York, Arrangement V, 2016, Oil on Canvas mounted to Dibond

Artist Talk: Zane York at the Arsenal in Central Park

Thursday, April 6, 2017
6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Arsenal Gallery, Central Park
830 Fifth Avenue at 64th Street, Third Floor

With a hint of dark humor, Zane York transforms traditional floral still lifes and familiar scenes into unexpected compositions in Nature Morte. Clusters of insects morph into floral arrangements, and cats in the clutches of pigeons rise to the heavens.  Executed in the style and skill of famed Dutch masters, York reminds us of the mortality, transience and vulnerability of all living things.

Free. Event seating is limited.
To RSVP or for accessibility questions, email [email protected].

This talk is in conjunction with an exhibition Zane York: Nature Morte in the Arsenal Gallery through April 27, 2017

May
3
Wed
2017
Is My Truth Your Truth? @ International Center of Photography (Museum)
May 3 all-day
Is My Truth Your Truth? @ International Center of Photography (Museum) | New York | New York | United States

Is My Truth Your Truth?

May 3, 2017

After a five-year hiatus, the MemeFactory returns to the stage to take stock of the meme moment in 2017, when a group of people have taken credit for meme-ing a president into office and visual culture has taken on an overtly political attitude. Where once “lolcats” were the lingua franca of memes, now we struggle to dissect the visual impact of allegedly racist frogs and debate whether it’s okay to celebrate the various remixes of a white supremacist getting socked in the jaw. The MemeFactory performs, critiques, and considers the evolution of niche online visual cultures in a special, one-night program developed specifically in response to the themes of the ICP Museum’s current exhibition, Perpetual Revolution: The Image and Social Change.

MemeFactory’s performance will be preceded by a talk by Alice Marwick, a fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute currently leading the Media Manipulation project, which examines the relationship between far-right Internet subcultures, participatory culture, and the mainstream media. Marwick’s presentation will focus on memes as a powerful, visual form of participatory, user-generated content in today’s visual culture environment.

NYCxDESIGN 2017
May 3 – May 24 all-day

NYCEDC Launches NYCxDESIGN 2017

May 3 -24, 2017

Taking place a various locations and dates

Program includes hundreds of events throughout the City, 2nd annual NYCxDESIGN Awards, and a brand-new Design Pavilion in Times Square

NEW YORK – New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) today launched the fifth installment of NYCxDESIGN, the City’s official celebration of global design. The expanded

program includes hundreds of events taking place throughout the five boroughs from May 3 – 24, 2017. NYCxDESIGN focuses on the City’s cultural and commercial opportunities, elevates established and emerging design practices and increases local and international awareness of, and appreciation for, design.

In partnership with the Public Art Fund (PAF), this year’s celebration kicked off with a press conference at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The event also featured the opening of Anish Kapoor’s installation, Descension, presented by PAF, as part of its 40th anniversary season. Event speakers included Alicia Glen, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, Cindy Allen, Editorin-Chief, Interior Design magazine, Nicholas Baume, Public Art Fund Director and Chief Curator, internationally renowned artist Anish Kapoor, Eric Landau, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park and Edward Hogikyan, Senior Vice President of Marketing, NYCEDC.

“New York is the global capital of design. NYCxDESIGN showcases our own homegrown talent, brings ideas, art and innovation from all over the world. With more exhibits and partners than ever, this year¹s events are not to miss,” said Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen.

“With events across all five boroughs, we invite New Yorkers and visitors to experience the fifth annual NYCXDESIGN and discover the City’s vibrant design community,” said Fred Dixon, President and CEO of NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organization. “The three-week celebration has become a must-see among our global visitors as it is a chance to experience the unique innovation, art and creativity only found in New York City.”

Created in 2013 with the support of the New York City Council, NYCxDESIGN has grown in scope and popularity both locally and internationally. The event provides a unifying platform for New York City’s diverse design community and highlights their contributions to the city’s unique cultural fabric and economy while previewing the latest in global design.

NYCxDESIGN programming is informed by a Steering Committee comprised of leaders from the city’s vast design community including numerous city agencies, public organizations, world-renowned museums, and trade organizations.

For 2017, NYCxDESIGN is pleased to have Swiss watchmaker, Rado, return as the Official Watch Sponsor of NYCxDESIGN. As part of its participation, Rado will host its second stateside edition of the Rado Star Prize together with WantedDesign.

The New York City metro area is home to over 7,500 design firms and over 50,000 full-time designers, and more than any other metro area in the US, more than Los Angeles and Chicago combined. Having increased by over 30% in the last decade, design firms generate over $555 million annually in City tax revenue and full-time designers earn $50,000 a year on average, indicating positive opportunities for income mobility. New York City is also home to ten prominent design and architecture schools and graduates twice as many design and architecture students as any other city in the US.

In an effort to expand the global impact of NYCxDESIGN, the program has been represented at a number of international design weeks including Milan, Shanghai, Barcelona, and Tokyo.

May
5
Fri
2017
Frieze New York at Randall’s Island Park
May 5 – May 7 all-day

Frieze New York

Randall’s Island Park

May 5 – 7, 2017

Tickets for Frieze New York 2017 start at $10

2017 New Opening Days
Thursday, May 4: Invitation-only Preview
Friday, May 5: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm (Friday Late tickets: 6:00 – 8:00 pm)
Saturday, May 6: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, May 7: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Tickets are available here. Tickets are limited and sell out fast.

Learn more at the official site here…

Frieze Announces Programs and Highlights for Frieze New York 2017

Taking place on Randall’s Island Park May 5 – 7, the sixth edition to feature ambitious presentations from top international contemporary and 20th century art galleries, curated sections showcasing emerging artists, site-specific artist commissions and talks series

The sixth edition of Frieze New York brings together more than 200 leading galleries from 31 countries, showcasing ambitious presentations and new commissions by today’s most significant international artists from emerging talents to seminal and rediscovered 20th century masters. The fair takes place at Randall’s Island Park from May 5 – 7, 2017, with an invitation-only preview on Thursday, May 4.

Frieze New York is supported by global lead partner Deutsche Bank for the sixth consecutive year, continuing a shared commitment to discovery and artistic excellence.

Presenting museum-quality exhibitions in a bespoke, light-filled structure designed for the experience of art, Frieze New York offers an immersive cultural experience for major institutional and private collectors, scholars and art enthusiasts alike. With galleries joining from six continents, including firsttime exhibitors from Brazil, Guatemala, Japan and Poland, the fair illuminates the aesthetic, political and historical concerns driving contemporary practice around the world.

Organized by Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs) alongside Artistic Directors Abby Bangser and Jo Stella-Sawicka, Frieze New York is further strengthened by a team of international independent curators. Toby Kamps (The Menil Collection, Houston) will curate the expanded Spotlight section for the first time; Cecilia Alemani (High Line Art, New York / Italian Pavilion 2017 Venice Biennale) will commission Frieze Projects; and Jacob Proctor (Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, University of Chicago) and Fabian Schöneich (Portikus, Frankfurt) will advise the Frame section. Tom Eccles (Bard College, New York) also returns as curator of Frieze Talks, bringing together leading cultural figures including Shuddhabrata Sengupta of Raqs Media Collective, poet Claudia Rankine and MoMA’s Ann Temkin to deepen discussion of the themes of activism and influences of modernism also seen across the fair.

For the first time, Frieze will present a major symposium in New York City during Frieze Week. In collaboration with the Getty and the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, the symposium on Friday, May 5 will raise discussion on topics related to Latin American and Latino Art featured in the upcoming edition of “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA”.

“Frieze New York continues to evolve, and this year galleries are bringing presentations of greater breadth and quality than ever before, reflecting the diverse cultural interests of our audience,” noted Victoria Siddall (Director, Frieze Fairs). “Following major sales to institutions and private collectors in 2016 – and with Cecilia Alemani’s inspiring projects and Toby Kamps’s new perspective on Spotlight this year – the fair continues to develop as a vital and unique platform for art and ideas.”

May
20
Sat
2017
Sweet Spot Festival Free Family Event! – May 20
May 20 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Sweet Spot Festival Free Family Event!

Every Day People

Saturday, May 20, 2017
3:00 – 9:00 pm

Community + Art + Food + Music

MOMA + RICH KNIGHT + XAVIER BLK + JEREMY AVALON + LTENGHT

At West Harlem Pier, 125th Street and the West Side Highway

Presented by Kindred Arts / #sweetspot / sweetspotfestival.com

Jun
13
Tue
2017
Museum Mile Festival 2017
Jun 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Museum Mile Festival 2017

Museum Mile Festival 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

6:00 – 9:00 pm

Taking place Rain Or Shine

Free to all!

Along Fifth Ave from 82nd to 105th Streets

Participating Museums: El Museo Del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, The Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Neue Galerie New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Yours truly has been to Museum Mile Festival in the past and what we got to enjoy were free musical performances of all kinds during our walk as well as free entry to a number of museums which would otherwise have a paid admission.

“Begun as an initiative to spur the development of new museum audiences and to increase support for the arts during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, Museum Mile was formed as a consortium by the museums that share the Fifth Avenue address. The first festival, held in June of 1978, was an instant success. Not only did it expose New Yorkers and NYC visitors to an incredible collection of New York’s artistic riches, it also brought together disparate New Yorkers. From the barrios of East Harlem and the townhouses lining the Upper East Side, to the winding streets of the Village and the clustered neighborhoods of the outer-boroughs, people came to celebrate their shared pride in their city. Museum Mile Festival promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time.”

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Rooftop Films: Brigsby Bear @ New Design High School
Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm
Rooftop Films: Brigsby Bear @ New Design High School | New York | New York | United States

Rooftop Films: Brigsby Bear

Friday, June 30, 2017

Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children’s TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James’s life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story …

7:30 PM Doors Open
8:00 PM Live Music
8:30 PM Film Begins
10:00 PM Q&A with Kyle Mooney
10:30 PM After-party at DCTV (87 Lafayette Street) sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet and Fever-Tree Tonic.

Jul
1
Sat
2017
NY Tours + Cruises + Shows 1/2 Price Tickets ! ! !
Jul 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Visit Our NEWLY ADDED Special
1/2 Price Tickets Page Listing:

NY Tours + Cruises + Shows 1/2 Price

There are many tours to choose from. The following is merely a small sample:

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Cruises | Theater / Shows | Boat Tours | Sightseeing Tours | Walking – Bicycle Tours …and a Whole Lot More!!!!!!

Rooftop Films: Quest @ New Design High School
Jul 1 @ 7:30 pm
Rooftop Films: Quest @ New Design High School | New York | New York | United States

Rooftop Films: Quest

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Filmed with vérité intimacy for close to a decade, Quest is a portrait of a family in North Philadelphia. Christopher “Quest” Rainey, along with his wife Christine’a (aka “Ma Quest”), open the door to their home music studio, which serves as a creative sanctuary from the strife that grips their neighborhood. Over the years, the family evolves as everyday life brings a mix of joy and unexpected crisis. Set against the backdrop of a country now in turmoil, the film is a tender depiction of an American family whose journey is a profound testament to love, healing and hope.

7:30 PM Doors Open
8:00 PM Live Music
8:30 PM Film Begins
10:00 PM Q&A
10:30 PM After-Party Located at DCTV (87 Lafayette St) Sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet and Fever-Tree Tonic

Jul
2
Sun
2017
8th Annual Soundview Park Summer Art & Music Festival
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8th Annual Soundview Park Summer Art & Music Festival

Sunday, July 2, 2017
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

There will be all day activities, such as live music from DJ Morsy and Yessai, arts and crafts, and morning fun fitness! There will also be a community paddle from 1:00 – 3:00 pm

The event is a FREE and family friendly!

Soundview Field House in Soundview Park, 1500 Lafayette Avenue

Learn more at this official page here…

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Rooftop Films: Whose Streets? @ New Design High School
Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm
Rooftop Films: Whose Streets? @ New Design High School | New York | New York | United States

Rooftop Films: Whose Streets?

Friday, July 7, 2017

Told by the activists and leaders who live and breathe this movement for justice, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. Empowered parents, artists, and teachers from around the country come together as freedom fighters. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.A Magnolia Pictures release.

7:30 PM Doors Open
8:00 PM Live Music by Saint Mela
8:30 PM Film Begins
10:30 PM Q&A
11:00 PM After-Party at DCTV (87 Lafayette St) sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Fever-Tree Tonic and DCTV

Jul
14
Fri
2017
Rooftop Films: The Strange Ones @ The Old American Can Factory
Jul 14 @ 8:00 pm
Rooftop Films: The Strange Ones @ The Old American Can Factory | New York | United States

Rooftop Films: The Strange Ones

Friday, July 14, 2017

Mysterious events surround two travelers, seemingly brothers, as they make their way across a remote American landscape. On the surface all seems normal, but what appears to be a simple vacation soon gives way to a dark and complex web of secrets.

8:00 PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Music
9:00 PM Film Begins
10:30 PM Q&A with Filmmakers Lauren Wolkstein and Christopher Radcliffe
11:00 PM After-party sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray and Fever-Tree Tonic

Jul
15
Sat
2017
Rooftop Films: L.A. Times @ Solar One
Jul 15 @ 8:00 pm
Rooftop Films: L.A. Times @ Solar One | New York | New York | United States

Rooftop Films: L.A. Times

Saturday, July 15

Annette (Michelle Morgan) and Elliot (Jorma Taccone) are a mostly happy, moderately neurotic LA couple. Annette doesn’t enjoy game nights or taco stands quite as much as Elliot does, but no relationship is perfect, right? But instead of embracing their differences, Annette obsessively compares their relationship to those of their happy friends, a compulsion that quickly disrupts their domestic bliss. Turning to her beautiful but romantically troubled best friend Baker (Dree Hemingway), Annette re-enters the bleak LA dating scene and quickly comes to realize romantic perfection isn’t so easy to come by. Taking its cues from classic mid-20th Century comedies with a stylish and contemporary spin, L.A. Times is an irreverent tale of life and the search for elusive love in the 21st Century.

8:00 PM Doors Open
8:30 PM Live Music
9:00 PM Film Begins
10:30 PM After-party sponsored by Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet and Fever-Tree Tonic

Jul
19
Wed
2017
4th Annual UPTOWN BOUNCE Wednesdays :: Courtesy Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio

Present Fourth Annual

UPTOWN BOUNCE

FREE Summer Block Party Series

Celebrating East Harlem at the Top of Museum Mile

Featuring Live Music, Art, Food, and More

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS:

July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9
6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Uptown Bounce is a FREE summer block party series.

RSVP required. For more information, visit Uptown Bounce.

Wednesday, July 19 | The Kick Off

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Rhythm and Power

In the spirit of our new exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, celebrate the powerful cultural fusion that is New York salsa. DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and Christian Martir of Sociedad Records will spin a fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco and conga player Tito Sandoval will perform. Participate in an all-levels salsa dance lesson with legendary instructor Franck Muhel and try art-making activities inspired by salsa’s often overlooked ties to social activism.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Ashé

El Museo kicks off Uptown Bounce with Ashé (or àse)! Learn more about the African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba people of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change, and create your own wearable art inspired by the symbols that are found in the artwork of our featured artist Belkis Ayón. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk while Miguel Lucianostops by with his piragua (Puerto Rican shaved ice) cart. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical beats.

 

Wednesday, July 26 | Night Two

@ the Museum of the City of New York | I Love the 90s

Throwback to the 90s with DJ Misbehaviour and Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spinning the anthems you loved when you wore snap bracelets and butterfly clips. Experiment with classic 90s moves in an all-levels dance lesson with Viva Body Roll and revel in the looks that defined the decade with a pop-up installation of 90s-inspired fashions from 5001 FLAVORS, a Harlem-based apparel company. From grunge to gangsta rap, bubblegum pop to black nail polish punk, this party promises to be all that and a bag of chips.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Hecho en El Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors will be invited to create a community mural. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk and DJ Geko Jones will be on deck spinning’ tropical bass’ beats.

 

Wednesday, August 2 | Night Three 

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the decade when hair was big, fashion was bold, and pop superstars reigned in this tribute to late great musical legends Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and George Michael. DJ Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! and Boogie Blind of X-Ecutioners will spin a mashup of all of your favorite 80s classics from hip-hop jams to dancefloor hits and there will be an all-levels dance lesson with choreographer Karen NG featuring the moves that defined the era.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Palo Pa’lante

El Museo is bringing positive “palo” energy to Uptown Bounce! Rooted in Africa’s Congo region and later brought to the Caribbean, the “palo” (stick) was created and used to reinforce the power of the Congo spirits. Join us in creating your very own ‘palo’ embedded with the energy to bring positive change in unity. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical sounds.

 

Wednesday, August 9 | The Finale

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the finale of Uptown Bounce with this sizzling Latin-infused 70s dance party inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York. Featuring DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and DJ Nego of AI Records (aka Woof) spinning Latin disco and your favorite Fania classics, as well as New Style Hustle dance lessons from legendary instructor Jeff Selby.

@ El Museo del Barrio: New Rican Soul

‘Uptown’ is in the house at El Museo! Check out the ‘Puerto Rican Debt Fair’ presented by Occupy Museums at this year’s Whitney Biennial, and special performance by artists La Chiquita Brujita with DJ Geko Jones.

Press Release

(New York, NY) This summer the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio will present the Fourth Annual Uptown Bounce, a joint series of summer block parties featuring musical performances, leading NYC DJs, gallery talks, art-making workshops, and dancing lessons for all ages and skill levels.

Uptown Bounce takes place on the front terraces of both Museums, on Fifth Avenue, and throughout the galleries of each institution on four consecutive Wednesday nights. This year Uptown Bounce takes place on July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both museums, located next door to each other on Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, will offer free admission and extended hours. The block parties are open to visitors of all ages and advance registration is required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.mcny.org or www.elmuseo.org.

“If it’s summer in the city, that means it’s time for Uptown Bounce in East Harlem,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Uptown Bounce is a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to enjoy the vibrancy of a summer block party along with the world-class art and history exhibitions on view in our galleries and across the street at El Museo. This year, we hope visitors will join us to explore our groundbreaking new exhibition Rhythm and Power, which traces the roots of New York salsa right to our backyard in East Harlem.”

“We are thrilled to be co-hosting Uptown Bounce, once again, with our neighbors the Museum of the City of New York. Stop by El Museo and experience the energy of ‘uptown’ through our new exhibitions: NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, and uptown: nasty women/bad hombres, a powerful group show of local artists living and working in Northern Manhattan. We invite everyone to El Barrio for a summer of música, food, art, and unity,” said Carlos Gálvez, Deputy Director, El Museo del Barrio.

 

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. To connect with the Museum on social media, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @MuseumofCityNY and visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MuseumofCityNY. For more information please visit www.mcny.org.

About El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and critically acclaimed exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104 Street in New York City. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am until 6 pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm–5:00pm. Admission is suggested. For more information on El Museo del Barrio, please visit www.elmuseo.org. To connect with El Museo del Barrio via Social Media, follows us on Facebook at Facebook.com/elmuseo, and using @ElMuseo on Instagram and Twitter.

Jul
26
Wed
2017
4th Annual UPTOWN BOUNCE Wednesdays :: Courtesy Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio

Present Fourth Annual

UPTOWN BOUNCE

FREE Summer Block Party Series

Celebrating East Harlem at the Top of Museum Mile

Featuring Live Music, Art, Food, and More

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS:

July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9
6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Uptown Bounce is a FREE summer block party series.

RSVP required. For more information, visit Uptown Bounce.

Wednesday, July 19 | The Kick Off

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Rhythm and Power

In the spirit of our new exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, celebrate the powerful cultural fusion that is New York salsa. DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and Christian Martir of Sociedad Records will spin a fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco and conga player Tito Sandoval will perform. Participate in an all-levels salsa dance lesson with legendary instructor Franck Muhel and try art-making activities inspired by salsa’s often overlooked ties to social activism.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Ashé

El Museo kicks off Uptown Bounce with Ashé (or àse)! Learn more about the African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba people of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change, and create your own wearable art inspired by the symbols that are found in the artwork of our featured artist Belkis Ayón. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk while Miguel Lucianostops by with his piragua (Puerto Rican shaved ice) cart. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical beats.

 

Wednesday, July 26 | Night Two

@ the Museum of the City of New York | I Love the 90s

Throwback to the 90s with DJ Misbehaviour and Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spinning the anthems you loved when you wore snap bracelets and butterfly clips. Experiment with classic 90s moves in an all-levels dance lesson with Viva Body Roll and revel in the looks that defined the decade with a pop-up installation of 90s-inspired fashions from 5001 FLAVORS, a Harlem-based apparel company. From grunge to gangsta rap, bubblegum pop to black nail polish punk, this party promises to be all that and a bag of chips.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Hecho en El Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors will be invited to create a community mural. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk and DJ Geko Jones will be on deck spinning’ tropical bass’ beats.

 

Wednesday, August 2 | Night Three 

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the decade when hair was big, fashion was bold, and pop superstars reigned in this tribute to late great musical legends Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and George Michael. DJ Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! and Boogie Blind of X-Ecutioners will spin a mashup of all of your favorite 80s classics from hip-hop jams to dancefloor hits and there will be an all-levels dance lesson with choreographer Karen NG featuring the moves that defined the era.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Palo Pa’lante

El Museo is bringing positive “palo” energy to Uptown Bounce! Rooted in Africa’s Congo region and later brought to the Caribbean, the “palo” (stick) was created and used to reinforce the power of the Congo spirits. Join us in creating your very own ‘palo’ embedded with the energy to bring positive change in unity. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical sounds.

 

Wednesday, August 9 | The Finale

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the finale of Uptown Bounce with this sizzling Latin-infused 70s dance party inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York. Featuring DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and DJ Nego of AI Records (aka Woof) spinning Latin disco and your favorite Fania classics, as well as New Style Hustle dance lessons from legendary instructor Jeff Selby.

@ El Museo del Barrio: New Rican Soul

‘Uptown’ is in the house at El Museo! Check out the ‘Puerto Rican Debt Fair’ presented by Occupy Museums at this year’s Whitney Biennial, and special performance by artists La Chiquita Brujita with DJ Geko Jones.

Press Release

(New York, NY) This summer the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio will present the Fourth Annual Uptown Bounce, a joint series of summer block parties featuring musical performances, leading NYC DJs, gallery talks, art-making workshops, and dancing lessons for all ages and skill levels.

Uptown Bounce takes place on the front terraces of both Museums, on Fifth Avenue, and throughout the galleries of each institution on four consecutive Wednesday nights. This year Uptown Bounce takes place on July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both museums, located next door to each other on Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, will offer free admission and extended hours. The block parties are open to visitors of all ages and advance registration is required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.mcny.org or www.elmuseo.org.

“If it’s summer in the city, that means it’s time for Uptown Bounce in East Harlem,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Uptown Bounce is a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to enjoy the vibrancy of a summer block party along with the world-class art and history exhibitions on view in our galleries and across the street at El Museo. This year, we hope visitors will join us to explore our groundbreaking new exhibition Rhythm and Power, which traces the roots of New York salsa right to our backyard in East Harlem.”

“We are thrilled to be co-hosting Uptown Bounce, once again, with our neighbors the Museum of the City of New York. Stop by El Museo and experience the energy of ‘uptown’ through our new exhibitions: NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, and uptown: nasty women/bad hombres, a powerful group show of local artists living and working in Northern Manhattan. We invite everyone to El Barrio for a summer of música, food, art, and unity,” said Carlos Gálvez, Deputy Director, El Museo del Barrio.

 

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. To connect with the Museum on social media, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @MuseumofCityNY and visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MuseumofCityNY. For more information please visit www.mcny.org.

About El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and critically acclaimed exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104 Street in New York City. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am until 6 pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm–5:00pm. Admission is suggested. For more information on El Museo del Barrio, please visit www.elmuseo.org. To connect with El Museo del Barrio via Social Media, follows us on Facebook at Facebook.com/elmuseo, and using @ElMuseo on Instagram and Twitter.

Aug
2
Wed
2017
4th Annual UPTOWN BOUNCE Wednesdays :: Courtesy Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio
Aug 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio

Present Fourth Annual

UPTOWN BOUNCE

FREE Summer Block Party Series

Celebrating East Harlem at the Top of Museum Mile

Featuring Live Music, Art, Food, and More

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS:

July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9
6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Uptown Bounce is a FREE summer block party series.

RSVP required. For more information, visit Uptown Bounce.

Wednesday, July 19 | The Kick Off

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Rhythm and Power

In the spirit of our new exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, celebrate the powerful cultural fusion that is New York salsa. DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and Christian Martir of Sociedad Records will spin a fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco and conga player Tito Sandoval will perform. Participate in an all-levels salsa dance lesson with legendary instructor Franck Muhel and try art-making activities inspired by salsa’s often overlooked ties to social activism.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Ashé

El Museo kicks off Uptown Bounce with Ashé (or àse)! Learn more about the African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba people of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change, and create your own wearable art inspired by the symbols that are found in the artwork of our featured artist Belkis Ayón. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk while Miguel Lucianostops by with his piragua (Puerto Rican shaved ice) cart. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical beats.

 

Wednesday, July 26 | Night Two

@ the Museum of the City of New York | I Love the 90s

Throwback to the 90s with DJ Misbehaviour and Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spinning the anthems you loved when you wore snap bracelets and butterfly clips. Experiment with classic 90s moves in an all-levels dance lesson with Viva Body Roll and revel in the looks that defined the decade with a pop-up installation of 90s-inspired fashions from 5001 FLAVORS, a Harlem-based apparel company. From grunge to gangsta rap, bubblegum pop to black nail polish punk, this party promises to be all that and a bag of chips.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Hecho en El Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors will be invited to create a community mural. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk and DJ Geko Jones will be on deck spinning’ tropical bass’ beats.

 

Wednesday, August 2 | Night Three 

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the decade when hair was big, fashion was bold, and pop superstars reigned in this tribute to late great musical legends Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and George Michael. DJ Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! and Boogie Blind of X-Ecutioners will spin a mashup of all of your favorite 80s classics from hip-hop jams to dancefloor hits and there will be an all-levels dance lesson with choreographer Karen NG featuring the moves that defined the era.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Palo Pa’lante

El Museo is bringing positive “palo” energy to Uptown Bounce! Rooted in Africa’s Congo region and later brought to the Caribbean, the “palo” (stick) was created and used to reinforce the power of the Congo spirits. Join us in creating your very own ‘palo’ embedded with the energy to bring positive change in unity. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical sounds.

 

Wednesday, August 9 | The Finale

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the finale of Uptown Bounce with this sizzling Latin-infused 70s dance party inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York. Featuring DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and DJ Nego of AI Records (aka Woof) spinning Latin disco and your favorite Fania classics, as well as New Style Hustle dance lessons from legendary instructor Jeff Selby.

@ El Museo del Barrio: New Rican Soul

‘Uptown’ is in the house at El Museo! Check out the ‘Puerto Rican Debt Fair’ presented by Occupy Museums at this year’s Whitney Biennial, and special performance by artists La Chiquita Brujita with DJ Geko Jones.

Press Release

(New York, NY) This summer the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio will present the Fourth Annual Uptown Bounce, a joint series of summer block parties featuring musical performances, leading NYC DJs, gallery talks, art-making workshops, and dancing lessons for all ages and skill levels.

Uptown Bounce takes place on the front terraces of both Museums, on Fifth Avenue, and throughout the galleries of each institution on four consecutive Wednesday nights. This year Uptown Bounce takes place on July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both museums, located next door to each other on Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, will offer free admission and extended hours. The block parties are open to visitors of all ages and advance registration is required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.mcny.org or www.elmuseo.org.

“If it’s summer in the city, that means it’s time for Uptown Bounce in East Harlem,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Uptown Bounce is a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to enjoy the vibrancy of a summer block party along with the world-class art and history exhibitions on view in our galleries and across the street at El Museo. This year, we hope visitors will join us to explore our groundbreaking new exhibition Rhythm and Power, which traces the roots of New York salsa right to our backyard in East Harlem.”

“We are thrilled to be co-hosting Uptown Bounce, once again, with our neighbors the Museum of the City of New York. Stop by El Museo and experience the energy of ‘uptown’ through our new exhibitions: NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, and uptown: nasty women/bad hombres, a powerful group show of local artists living and working in Northern Manhattan. We invite everyone to El Barrio for a summer of música, food, art, and unity,” said Carlos Gálvez, Deputy Director, El Museo del Barrio.

 

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. To connect with the Museum on social media, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @MuseumofCityNY and visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MuseumofCityNY. For more information please visit www.mcny.org.

About El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and critically acclaimed exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104 Street in New York City. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am until 6 pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm–5:00pm. Admission is suggested. For more information on El Museo del Barrio, please visit www.elmuseo.org. To connect with El Museo del Barrio via Social Media, follows us on Facebook at Facebook.com/elmuseo, and using @ElMuseo on Instagram and Twitter.

Aug
9
Wed
2017
4th Annual UPTOWN BOUNCE Wednesdays :: Courtesy Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio
Aug 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio

Present Fourth Annual

UPTOWN BOUNCE

FREE Summer Block Party Series

Celebrating East Harlem at the Top of Museum Mile

Featuring Live Music, Art, Food, and More

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS:

July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9
6:00 – 9:00 pm 

Uptown Bounce is a FREE summer block party series.

RSVP required. For more information, visit Uptown Bounce.

Wednesday, July 19 | The Kick Off

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Rhythm and Power

In the spirit of our new exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York, celebrate the powerful cultural fusion that is New York salsa. DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and Christian Martir of Sociedad Records will spin a fiery mashup of Latin-infused beats from salsa, boogaloo, and merengue to cumbia and Latin disco and conga player Tito Sandoval will perform. Participate in an all-levels salsa dance lesson with legendary instructor Franck Muhel and try art-making activities inspired by salsa’s often overlooked ties to social activism.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Ashé

El Museo kicks off Uptown Bounce with Ashé (or àse)! Learn more about the African philosophical concept through which the Yoruba people of Nigeria conceive the power to make things happen and produce change, and create your own wearable art inspired by the symbols that are found in the artwork of our featured artist Belkis Ayón. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk while Miguel Lucianostops by with his piragua (Puerto Rican shaved ice) cart. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical beats.

 

Wednesday, July 26 | Night Two

@ the Museum of the City of New York | I Love the 90s

Throwback to the 90s with DJ Misbehaviour and Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! spinning the anthems you loved when you wore snap bracelets and butterfly clips. Experiment with classic 90s moves in an all-levels dance lesson with Viva Body Roll and revel in the looks that defined the decade with a pop-up installation of 90s-inspired fashions from 5001 FLAVORS, a Harlem-based apparel company. From grunge to gangsta rap, bubblegum pop to black nail polish punk, this party promises to be all that and a bag of chips.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Hecho en El Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors will be invited to create a community mural. Artist-in-Residence Lourdes Bernard will give a brief artist talk and DJ Geko Jones will be on deck spinning’ tropical bass’ beats.

 

Wednesday, August 2 | Night Three 

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the decade when hair was big, fashion was bold, and pop superstars reigned in this tribute to late great musical legends Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, and George Michael. DJ Misbehaviour of Mobile Mondays! and Boogie Blind of X-Ecutioners will spin a mashup of all of your favorite 80s classics from hip-hop jams to dancefloor hits and there will be an all-levels dance lesson with choreographer Karen NG featuring the moves that defined the era.

@ El Museo del Barrio: Palo Pa’lante

El Museo is bringing positive “palo” energy to Uptown Bounce! Rooted in Africa’s Congo region and later brought to the Caribbean, the “palo” (stick) was created and used to reinforce the power of the Congo spirits. Join us in creating your very own ‘palo’ embedded with the energy to bring positive change in unity. DJ Bembona will spin some Latinx & Afro-Diasporadical sounds.

 

Wednesday, August 9 | The Finale

@ the Museum of the City of New York | Icons of the 80s

Celebrate the finale of Uptown Bounce with this sizzling Latin-infused 70s dance party inspired by the Museum’s exhibition, Rhythm & Power: Salsa in New York. Featuring DJ Joey Carvello of Mobile Mondays! and DJ Nego of AI Records (aka Woof) spinning Latin disco and your favorite Fania classics, as well as New Style Hustle dance lessons from legendary instructor Jeff Selby.

@ El Museo del Barrio: New Rican Soul

‘Uptown’ is in the house at El Museo! Check out the ‘Puerto Rican Debt Fair’ presented by Occupy Museums at this year’s Whitney Biennial, and special performance by artists La Chiquita Brujita with DJ Geko Jones.

Press Release

(New York, NY) This summer the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio will present the Fourth Annual Uptown Bounce, a joint series of summer block parties featuring musical performances, leading NYC DJs, gallery talks, art-making workshops, and dancing lessons for all ages and skill levels.

Uptown Bounce takes place on the front terraces of both Museums, on Fifth Avenue, and throughout the galleries of each institution on four consecutive Wednesday nights. This year Uptown Bounce takes place on July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Both museums, located next door to each other on Fifth Avenue at 104th Street, will offer free admission and extended hours. The block parties are open to visitors of all ages and advance registration is required. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.mcny.org or www.elmuseo.org.

“If it’s summer in the city, that means it’s time for Uptown Bounce in East Harlem,” said Whitney Donhauser, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Uptown Bounce is a unique opportunity for New Yorkers to enjoy the vibrancy of a summer block party along with the world-class art and history exhibitions on view in our galleries and across the street at El Museo. This year, we hope visitors will join us to explore our groundbreaking new exhibition Rhythm and Power, which traces the roots of New York salsa right to our backyard in East Harlem.”

“We are thrilled to be co-hosting Uptown Bounce, once again, with our neighbors the Museum of the City of New York. Stop by El Museo and experience the energy of ‘uptown’ through our new exhibitions: NKAME: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón, and uptown: nasty women/bad hombres, a powerful group show of local artists living and working in Northern Manhattan. We invite everyone to El Barrio for a summer of música, food, art, and unity,” said Carlos Gálvez, Deputy Director, El Museo del Barrio.

 

About the Museum of the City of New York

Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. The Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City, and serves the people of the city as well as visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections. To connect with the Museum on social media, follow us on Instagram and Twitter at @MuseumofCityNY and visit our Facebook page at Facebook.com/MuseumofCityNY. For more information please visit www.mcny.org.

About El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution, welcomes visitors of all backgrounds to discover the artistic landscape of Latino, Caribbean, and Latin American cultures. Their richness is represented in El Museo’s wide-ranging collections and critically acclaimed exhibitions, complemented by film, literary, visual and performing arts series, cultural celebrations, and educational programs. El Museo del Barrio is located at 1230 Fifth Avenue at 104 Street in New York City. Hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 11 am until 6 pm, and Sundays from 12:00pm–5:00pm. Admission is suggested. For more information on El Museo del Barrio, please visit www.elmuseo.org. To connect with El Museo del Barrio via Social Media, follows us on Facebook at Facebook.com/elmuseo, and using @ElMuseo on Instagram and Twitter.