The Mount Vernon carriage house, constructed in 1799, is one of those rare city gems that endures in spite of the rising buildings around it. Especially for City kids, Mount Vernon possesses a historic authenticity that only a few places in New York can claim. This Friday, the museum is opening its doors to welcome families for a candlelit museum tour and spooky storytelling by Gerald Fierst, the 2003 featured ghost storyteller at the International Storytelling Center.
There was a time when if you saw someone walking and talking out loud, you crossed the street. The immediate reaction was that the person was some sort of nut, talking to him/herself. Now, it's impossible to ascertain who's crazy or who's sane merely by noting whether they're talking into space or on their cell phone.
Don your Halloween finest for this year’s eco-friendly celebration onOctober 27th! Play old favorites like “Bobbin’ for Apples” and “Pin a Face on the Pumpkin,” create earth-friendly art projects, and join large-scale wandering puppets, in an experience designed and constructed by local artists and craftsmen.
At long last. We are thrilled to be able to tell you that Postmasters’ long awaited new space will be opening in Tribeca on Saturday, October 19th. The inaugural exhibitions are Milk Fruit by MONICA COOK, a show of recent sculptures, and The Snow Leopard by STEVE MUMFORD, a show of drawings made in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and an artists' talk will proceed opening receptions.
Set in a purgatory cell the day after the protagonist’s death, For the Sins I Can Remember, opening on October 4th, is a devised, absurdist portrait of the women of the American Victorian Era who chose to work as prostitutes. Inspired by the letters of prostitute Maimie Pinzer and the world of Brechtian farce, the piece illuminates a woman’s march across the fires of morality, love, and femininity.
On October 19th, Vít Horejš and his marionettes tell favorite Czech stories he learned in his home town, Prague, from his father and grandmother.For fifty years, a troupe of antique marionettes was confined to a dusty closet at Jan Hus Church, in the heart of New York’s Czechoslovak neighborhood. Discovered by Vít Horejš, Czechoslovak storyteller, author, and puppeteer, the 24-inch century-old masterpieces of Czech puppet makers have since brought joy to thousands of spectators young and old.
AiOP’s ninth annual public art and performance festival will take place October 11th through the 20th along 14th Street from Avenue C to the Hudson River. This year’s theme is "numbers"—shape shifters, disciplined yet volatile, precise yet electric. The 30 odd artists in this year’s edition explore the restrictions and buoyancies in the everyday performance of numbers in our lives. As these artists excavate the meaning, mobility and malleability of our daily numbers – their growth, concentration, spiraling, fluctuations, tactility and repetitive resonance – they make visible the mundane and magical ways in which numbers link places, events and people.
Jeanette Mundt’s exhibit consists of two separate but overlapping bodies of work: paintings in space and paintings of space.Compiled as a unit within the framework of a replicated interior space, we see a female figure, rended from the real, acknowledging her own detachment while still utilizing the paraphernalia of her fantasy. On view through October 19th.
At 77, I recently re-located from Manhattan, where I spent my entire adult life, to Anguilla, the island that was to become my home. As you can imagine, there were a staggering number of steps necessary to move to a new life. But having to face all that packing paled in comparison to the fear, insecurity and doubt it engendered.