Today is the 6th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day where thousands of museums and cultural institutions across the country offer free admission. In New York 41 museums are participating, letting art and culture lovers roam for free. Tickets are downloadable on the Museum Day Website and allow for 2 people to enter 1 museum on the September 25th for free. It’s a beautiful day to tour the City, so go check it out!
This brilliant collection includes the original Academy Award winning Creature Comforts, the NYICFF Grand Prize winning Humdrum and A Matter of Loaf and Death, plus Rex the Runt, Shaun the Sheep, and other mini masterpieces encompassing 25 years of creative output from Nick Park, Peter Lord, Richard "Golly" Goleszowski, Peter Peake, Chris Sadler, and the other claymation geniuses at Aardman Animations.
In a blow to Vito Lopez's Democratic Party machine, grass roots candidate Lincoln Restler declared an upstart victory in the hotly contested race for State Committee in the 50th Assembly District. After leading with 50.2% on primary night, Restler fell behind in the initial recount and then bounded back to declare victory by 120 votes.
Christopher Astley is a sculptor who constructs (or collects and alters) bags and containers to use as molds for making sculptures. He fills them with wet concrete, which stresses the seams and the shape of the containers. Gravity, mass and moisture reshape the original mold. What emerges is a new iteration of the form, imperfect, misshapen and often verging on figural. Check Mr. Astley out at the APF Lab opening tonight at 6PM!
“The Chinatown Working Group (CWG) is a community-based planning initiative on the future of Chinatown in New York City. Our goal is to support the community’s residents, workers, businesses and visitors. Chinatown Working Group members include Chinatown’s stakeholders – representatives of community groups, Community Boards #1, 2 & 3 and interested parties.” Tonight the CWG will be holding a full meeting from 4 to 6 PM.
Researchers fear that such ubiquitous bags may never fully decompose; instead they gradually just turn into smaller and smaller pieces of plastic. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines biodegradation as “a process by which microbial organisms transform or alter (through metabolic or enzymatic action) the structure of chemicals introduced into the environment.”
New Kings Democrats ("NKD") announced today that it is joining a diverse coalition of Brooklyn district leaders and elected members of the Kings County Democratic Committee to introduce three basic reforms at Monday's meeting of the Kings County Democratic County Committee, led by Assemblyman Vito Lopez, at St.
Today’s new data showing home foreclosures skyrocketing by 37 % this month across New York State underscores the need for the next Attorney General to maintain an aggressive focus on Wall Street malfeasance, Eric Schneiderman said today. Schneiderman contrasted his vision with Republican Dan Donovan, who has promised a cautious approach and said his goal is not to “disturb the garden” of Wall Street.
The best green investing resources are available online, many for free. One good place to start is the Green Money Journal, which features a wide range of informative and free articles to help the individual investor make sense of the panoply of choices available when it comes to investing with the Earth in mind.
“When we all started this campaign, we knew that there was far more that united us, than divided us. While we may have differed on who was best equipped to take on Dan Donovan, we wholly agree on one thing: we cannot return to the Attorney General's office to Republican control.”