Arts & Entertainment

Hionas Gallery is pleased to present New York, New York: Big City of Dreams, an exhibition of new paintings and drawings from Mr. Kaves, the famed painter, graffitist, tattoo artist, musician, hip-hop mogul, producer, actor and community activist from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. This is Mr. Kaves’ first solo exhibition in New York City. Opening Thursday, July 14th.

On June 18, 2011, Larry Bob Phillips will begin work on his project Wiggle Room, as part of Recess’s signature program, Session. Over the course of two months, Phillips will record four collaborative events, covering the walls inside 41 Grand Street with large-scale, and densely detailed drawings.

On this nation’s 235th birthday, let’s take a moment as street artists to consider what freedom means to us, specifically in light of the recent legal developments involving the park rules.

Screw lake houses and boats. New York is the place to be on the 4th of July. The City is the home of epic fireworks, even more epic skylines, and a world famous hot dog eating competition. Whether you’re watching Macy’s epic fireworks above the hudson river (beginning at approximately 9 p.m.), or heading to Coney Island for the wieners you’ll have a blast.

As part of our “Art of Intelligence” series we have been collecting poems, prose, art and more from former and current intelligence officers. The following poem is written by John W. Davis, an Intelligence Officer with the US Army.

A Not to be missed Finale featuring America’s most talented young dancers! Following a week of intense workshops with the country’s top choreographers, teachers and Broadway performers, hundreds of the country’s most promising young dancers will participate in the Finale and Closing Night Gala. Thursday, July 7th at 6:30 PM.

The title of the exhibition, Re: Empire, refers to an article published in Newsweek this past March by Bret Easton Ellis, concerning the rise of a new breed of celebrity. In the article, "Charlie Sheen is Winning," Ellis divides culture into two categories, the traditional Empire and the new guard - Post-Empire. Post-Empire exists within the system but with knowing disrespect and casual humor that differentiates it from Empire's solemn self-importance. Opening Thursday, June 30, 6 - 8 PM.

America’s greatest popular music standards come alive in the hands of the Swingtime Big Band. This 20-piece Long Island ensemble vividly recreates classics from the libraries of Basie, Goodman, Miller, and Ellington. It’s a catalogue of music that offers all the ballroom essentials, including foxtrot, lindy hop, cha-cha, rhumba, waltz, and more. Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 6:00.  Dance Lesson start at 6:30, Live Music at 7:30

Bright Lights! Shining Stars!, a gala event to benefit the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, will honor the legendary Roberta Flack with the NYCDAF’s First Ambassador for the Arts Award on August 1, 2011 at the Jack H. Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at NYU.

On Stellar Rays is pleased to present a summer group exhibition with works by Terry Adkins, Barbara DeGenevieve, Rochelle Feinstein, Maren Hassinger, Clifford Owens, William Pope.L and Martha Rosler. The exhibition explores, using personal example, the way interests converge among peers and genealogies are developed.  Opening Sunday, June 26, 6 - 8 PM.

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