This Summer NURTUREart opens its doors to artists, curators and neighboring galleries, lending them a copy of the gallery keys and allowing them to use the exhibition space (and its roof) for a series of weekly exhibitions, performances, workshops and events. Organized by Gallery Director Marco Antonini, this hybrid between art festival, short-term residency program and neighborhood jamboree is a honest statement of identification with the people that make our community. This round runs September 1st - 5th. Get ready to be a part of it!
Little Explorers is a drop-in program for children at the Rubin Museum of Art. For the last class in this ongoing series, your little one will complete the jungle collection with jungle animals and passport stamps. You can even print a stamp on a magnet to bring home.
Big City Fishing is an important tradition at Hudson River Park. This free program gives anyone the chance to fish from June to Labor Day, and is appropriate and fun for those as young as five. Also, the program also provides participants with a first hand opportunity to learn about the Hudson River environment.
Wanna watch classic films and picnic with fellow New Yorkers? Then head to Bryant Park’s annual Summer Film Festival. Every Monday at sunset (typically between 8 & 9 PM), Bryant Park hosts an iconic film on it’s large Lawn Area. Tonight's feature: Dirty Harry.
Take off on a trip back in time on a journey through the central part of Greenwich Village, and then into the old Italian section of SoHo. As we explore this section of the Village, you will discover a counter cultural paradise once enjoyed by bohemians, beatniks, artists, and folk singers. Relish in the rich and varied history of this vibrant and intriguing neighborhood as the story of its past and present unfolds before you.
Featuring Archie Shepp Quartet, Madeleine Peyroux, Anat Cohen, and The Gerald Clayton Trio, the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival at Thompkins Square Park kicks off Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 3:00PM. Check it out!
YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE takes us back to back to the year 3,000,458,000 B.C., when the world’s first salt-eating yeasts float in the brine of the primordial sea. The yeasts’ aging and tyrannical king is unwilling to confront the depletion of their saline food supply. But when the king’s son dares to venture where no yeast has ventured before, the course of existence is changed… forever! It premieres at the fifteenth annual New York International Fringe Festival, this August 12th – 28th, at the Ellen Stewart Theater at La Mama ETC (Venue #9) .
Well, Staples is officially having a sale on Miley Cyrus Trapper Keepers. So you know what that means...it's the end of summer. Spend the final summer hours wisely (On August 20th) by joining Starfish for some improv so good, all the kids will be gossiping about it. Or, you can stay home and finish your "summer reading".
THE END is an end-of-summer group show of painting and sculpture. Four dynamic artists are linked thematically by concepts addressing an “end” of some kind, contemplating weighted elements of the human condition which include: grieving the death of a loved one, or the heartbreak of a relationship ending. The theme also alludes to the zeitgeist of our time, marked with apocalyptic angst.