Arts & Entertainment - Events

The July exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery will present the 34 winners of its 17th Annual National Photography Competition, as juried by photographer Forrest Old on Thursday, July 5th.The exhibition will also feature work from guest Shoot4Change, a global network of volunteer photographers who work to raise public awareness about social issues.From July 5 through August 4, you can view the winning photos as well as other exhibitions at the gallery.

If portraiture has historically meant a close scrutiny of a face to reveal the personality within, it might be worthwhile to consider how our notion of a face is transformed by its perpetual digitization, which allows for serial replication, morphing, and alteration, all the while presumed to possess some meaningful or authentic link to its referent. Check out “Archival Portraits” at Carriage Trade opening Friday, June 29, 6-8pm.

The Fireworks Cruise (Wednesday, July 4th) will be a guaranteed celebration with family and friends from a vantage point that few ever get to experience. Depart from historic South Street Seaport, and sail past landmarks of the New York City downtown skyline on perhaps one of the most historic days of the United States. As the city lights up for the night, you'll take your position in New York Harbor to celebrate Independence Day as the fireworks explode in bursts of astounding color. . . over 120,000 fireworks from around the world!

The 2nd Annual NYC Women's Empowerment Networking Summit is  a one-day Networking conference designed for all women, young and old, to meet and share best practices, stories of success, and experiences both personal and professional. The goal of the summit is to Create New Bridges and a wider awareness of political, social and economic causes, in order to help other women reach their full potential in life.  Saturday, June 23rd starting from 10am to 4pm.

The Losers Lounge, an ongoing series that takes pop culture cheese and spins it into solid gold entertainment, returns to Joe’s Pub on Thursday, June 21st at 7pm. The groups mission: to canonize the music of Sonny & Cher into the “New American Songbook.”

The Morgan Library & Museum is presenting a special exhibit exploring the life of Winston Churchill from June 8 through September 23. Of particular focus will be Churchill's lifelong relationship with the United States, homeland of his Brooklyn-born mother, from first visit in 1895 to award of Honorary Citizenship in 1963; and the ways in which he used the written and spoken word to develop, complement and advance his political career.

The Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its inaugural one-day summer fair, Chelsea Bazaar on Saturday, July 14th. The upscale, dual-floor bazaar will feature vendors on the ground level and host a VIP lounge with live entertainment and beer- and wine-tasting at the lower level.

Veronica Brett will be having their first pop-up shop at Margaret Thatcher Projects on June 16th from 1 to 4 p.m.  The new collection of luxury swimwear is fashioned especially for breast cancer survivors and women who have had risk-reducing mastectomies.  Proceeds will benefit Young Survival Coalition.

Erica Klein recently graduated high school and attends her mother’s Big Excellent 20th Reunion to deliver her last message to her dearest friends. But first Erica must let all of them come fabulously out of the perverbial closet. There are anthems for everyone and it is a deeply intimate humorous poignant story for those who have ever lovedd family and friends who are queer, from interracial and/or adopted families, or who have been touched by cancer and HIV. Through June 23rd, the night before NYC Pride Sunday.

Every Wednesday and Thursday this summer, the Children's Museum of the Arts (CMA) is offering a free participative arts programs in Hudson River ParkChildren and young adults (aged 1-15) will have an opportunity to explore various programming including fine arts, media and kid-friendly workshops.  It's summer fun for the kiddies!