Swedish Midsummer Festival in Wagner Park Celebrates the Solstice

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On Friday June 22nd, Battery Park City Parks hosted the Swedish Midsummer Festival, a celebration of the summer solstice. Thousands of Swedes and Swedes for a Day, not unlike St. Patrick’s Day, danced traditional Swedish folk dances with Barnklubben Elsa Rix, a children’s dance club, and joined in lively dance around the Midsummer pole. There was wreath […]

Qiurui Du: A Bizarre Dream

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Van der Plas Gallery is very pleased to announce the debut solo exhibition of Qiurui Du, A Bizarre Dream. Through his vibrant paintings and illustrations Mr. Du offers a perspective on the rapidly changing landscape of the world, particularly his hometown of Beijing, China.   In an age where technology proliferates at breakneck speeds, the […]

VAN DER PLAS GALLERY Presents THE RIVINGTON SCHOOL

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VAN DER PLAS GALLERY  presents THE RIVINGTON SCHOOL  57 Stanton Street,  April 5-April 30, 2018 The Rivington scene centers around a group of artists who creatively thrived around Rivington and Forsyth Streets on New York’s Lower East Side during the 1980s and was centered around three tiny galleries, Nada (helmed by artist Jim C.), Freddy […]

Hope Springs Maternal

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The Tribeca Performing Arts Center at Borough of Manhattan Community College will present Are You My Mother?-a stage musical version of the classic 1960 book for children by P.D. Eastman, about a lost baby bird that mistakes a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a cow for its mother. It happens on Sunday, April 8, […]

Steven Amedee Gallery Kyle Simon ~ What a Little Moonlight Can Do

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In the distant past the night sky was sacred and frequently absent from paintings.  It was not until Galileo’s insistence that the heavenly bodies could be examined scientifically that painters of the Renaissance more readily incorporated the cosmos into their work, without the preordained confines of religious symbolism. Steven Amedee Gallery is proud to
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“Manifestipi”

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The National Museum of the American Indian, at Bowling Green in the Alexander Hamilton Custom House, is undergoing a transformation. For many years, exhibitions centered on the vast amount of Native American artifacts that were collected more than a century ago by George Gustav Heye who, like many others, saw a complex civilization disappearing as […]

Search for Eagles

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A long time ago, in the extremely cold winter of 1976, I had the opportunity to go birding in the Delaware River Valley in and around Dingman’s Ferry, Pennsylvania. Jack Padalino, president emeritus of PEEC (Pocono Environmental Education Center) and the Brandwein Institute, a partner with the National Park Service, led the search. There were a handful […]

High Strung

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Battery Park City Parks is presenting a free classical music concert for children (ages eight and up) on Wednesday, February 7 at Six River Terrace (opposite the Irish Hunger Memorial), starting at 5:00 pm. The event, in partnership with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, is titled “The Red Violin” and features two stars: acclaimed violin virtuoso […]

The Sound of Music

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The Down Town Glee Club is looking for male singers: Thinking about getting back to choral singing? Never sung with a group before? We may be just what you’re looking for. We’re a user-friendly male chorus that has been performing American popular music for 90 years. Beginning with traditional choral music, we expanded our programs […]

The Washington Squares to Reunite at City Winery

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If we had a hammer… The Washington Squares, a New York 1980’s band, part beatnik, with a edge of punksterism, will reunite for their first concert date in nearly a quarter century at City Winery located at 155 Varick Street on January 10. Downtowner Tom Goodkind, who sings, and plays the banjo and the bass […]