Teen Training in the Arts

The Whitney Museum

The Whitney Museum is now accepting applications for its fall, 2018 program, Youth Insights Artists.    The classes, which pair high school students with professional, contemporary artists, run from late September through the end of the year, with the option of meeting on either Wednesday or Thursday afternoons, from 4:00 to 6:30 pm.     The […]

Swedish Midsummer Festival in Wagner Park Celebrates the Solstice


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

Qiurui Du: A Bizarre Dream

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  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


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

What a Little Moonlight Can Do

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 present What a […]



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


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

Elizabeth Pitcairn and the "Red Mendelssohn" violin

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 […]