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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Wraps its Summer Season

Posted July 29, 2021 at 5:09 am

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is wrapping up its latest affair with a lesser known production from the Bard’s canon. Continuing the Lower East Side tradition, the Drilling Company is back at the Clemente for three final performances this week – to perform Two Noble Kinsmen. For this iteration, director Hamilton Clancy has taken the […]

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‘New York, New Music’ and Old ‘80s Stories from those Who Lived It

Posted July 15, 2021 at 5:08 am

We recently wrote about the new exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York, “New York, New Music: 1980-1986.” Filled with videos, photographs, and memorabilia, the show documents the period’s cross-pollination of the diverse musical genres exploding at the time. We decided to talk to some of the people who were part of […]

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Museum of Chinese in America Reopens this Week Amidst Community Backlash

Posted July 14, 2021 at 5:17 am

The Museum of Chinese in America – whose archive at 70 Mulberry Street was destroyed by fire in January 2020 – returns this week from its pandemic-induced closure. Yet, many in the Chinatown community are trying to spoil those plans with a boycott. The main museum facility is to reopen tomorrow at 215 Centre Street […]

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Report: Chalk Artist Hash Halper Dies After Jumping from Brooklyn Bridge

Posted June 17, 2021 at 5:06 am

A street artist known for drawing chalk hearts on the surfaces of downtown has died. The New York Post reports that pop art creative Hash Halper, aged 41, leaped from the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday. He did not survive the fall. The colorful hearts began in 2014, while the self-proclaimed “New York Romantic” worked at […]

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The Van Gogh Immersion on South Street

Last modified June 9, 2021 at 8:14 am

When I was fifteen, I was flipping through posters in my local music store at the mall, and I paused on a print of the most vibrant blues and yellows – a swirling night sky. It hit me – I didn’t know anything about art, the painting, or the painter, but I knew I was […]

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City Deploys Vaccine Bus to ‘Immersive Van Gogh’ Exhibit

Posted June 4, 2021 at 5:00 am

Today, the city is teaming up with the much anticipated exhibit, “Immersive Van Gogh,” in the name of vaccination. The show that is bringing the famous Dutch artist’s masterpieces to life via 500,000 cubic-feet projections at Pier 36, is hosting an on-site Mobile Vaccine Bus this weekend. It’s part of the City’s latest initiative, Youth […]

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Timothy Goodman Gets ‘New York’ with Rag & Bone Mural

Posted May 26, 2021 at 5:04 am

Designer and muralist, Timothy Goodman, wrapped his latest piece yesterday just off the Bowery. The Rag & Bone fashion boutique tapped Goodman to impart artwork on its Elizabeth Street facade. This latest scrawls “New York” in different typefaces more than a dozen times. And it’s his second outing at the wall in the last four […]

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Shakespeare in the Parking Lot Returns from COVID-19 Sidelines

Posted April 20, 2021 at 5:02 am

All the world’s a stage… To honor what would be the Bard’s 457th birthday, the ever-so-popular Shakespeare in the Parking Lot is back for a two night affair. Being the first performance from the troupe since the pandemic sidelined it in 2020, the event promises evenings filled with scenes, songs, sonnets, and soliloquies from the […]

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An Art Show to Benefit the Educational Alliance

Posted April 16, 2021 at 5:17 am

A new art exhibit to support the Educational Alliance and its Manny Cantor Center kicks off this weekend. Drawing inspiration from the recently-deposed Hester Street Fair, “CONTINUE TO BE” is a celebratory show welcoming the warmth and hope of springtime in the city, featuring both new and old work from local photographers who have documented life […]

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The ‘Goodnight Moon’ House on Orchard Street

Posted April 15, 2021 at 5:07 am

On lower Orchard Street, there was a telephone, and a landlord tycoon, and an art show depicting … Goodnight Moon. Hosted by Fort Makers, the new exhibit at 38 Orchard brings Margaret Wise Brown’s 1947 children’s book Goodnight Moon to life, via a three-dimensional installation. “Goodnight House” is the work of fourteen commissioned artists who […]

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