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Summer Streets Returns to NYC

Summer Streets Returns to NYC

You never know what you'll find at Summer Streets...

You never know what you’ll find at Summer Streets…

For three Saturdays in August, seven miles of New York City’s vibrant, bustling streets will be closed to traffic and open to its many diverse communities in a block party-type art event of epic proportions. Organized by the NYC Department of Transportation, “Summer Streets” is an annual event that truly captures the energetic hum of summer here.

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Chuck Jones Exhibition Coming Soon to the Museum of the Moving Image

Chuck Jones Exhibition Coming Soon to the Museum of the Moving Image

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Even if the name Charles Martin “Chuck” Jones doesn’t sound familiar to you, his iconic cartoons and animation art are recognizable, and beloved, around the world. Chuck Jones (1912-2002) was the creative mind behind the enduringly popular cartoon characters Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck, as well as Wile E. Coyote, the Road Runner, and Pepé Le Pew, among others. These characters continue to inspire…

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Unlock Your Inner Child with a Sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History

Unlock Your Inner Child with a Sleepover at the American Museum of Natural History #art #events #NYC

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The American Museum of Natural History / Image: Sebastian Bergmann via Flickr CC

When you were little, did you ever get to take a special trip to a museum after-hours? Museums such as the Boston Museum of Science and New York’s world famous American Museum of Natural History have been inviting children to spend the night and continue exploring all of the exhibits after the general public has gone…

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NYC’s Best Summertime Arts and Music Festivals

NYC’s Best Summertime Arts and Music Festivals

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New York City is known for its abundant arts and culture offerings, and for many, summer is the best time to experience them. With outdoor arts and music festivals taking place all over the city, there is no shortage of entertainment to enjoy. Here are three of NYC’s most anticipated summertime arts and music festivals.

SummerStage 2014. SummerStage is an annual festival that always features an…

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Huge Honor Awarded to Legendary Danish Composer

Huge Honor Awarded to Legendary Danish Composer #music #NYPhil

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Composer Per Norgard / Image: via nyphil.org

Earlier this month, news broke that legendary composer Per Norgard had become the second recipient of the Marie-Josée Kravis Prize for New Music, an award presented every two years by the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Named for Marie-Josée Kravis (formerly Marie-Josée Drouin), a longtime supporter of the arts in New York City and especially the…

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3 Must-See Exhibits at MoMA This Summer

3 Must-See Exhibits at MoMA This Summer #art #NYC

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It comes as no surprise that New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of the city’s premier cultural destinations year-round. Summertime in particular seems like a great time to frequent the prolific cultural hub, and I’d definitely recommend making a trip or two this season. Here are three reasons not to…

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Rooftop Films Brings Underground Films Outdoors

Rooftop Films Brings Underground Films Outdoors #independent #film

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Rooftop Films takes audiences to inspiring heights. / Image: Robyn Lee via Flickr CC

When the sun comes out in New York City, the possibilities for enjoying the arts outdoors are virtually endless. I recently wrote about the High Line Park, where one can explore public art and installations on the stunning, mile-long elevated path. There are also dozens of destinations throughout the five…

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Frieze Art Fair Returns to NYC

Frieze Art Fair Returns to NYC #art #culture

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Frieze Art Fair returned to New York City last week for its third installment in the Big Apple. The international contemporary art fair launched here in May 2012, after already having established itself in London as one of the world’s premier art events. This year, Frieze New York marks the company’s largest event to date, with more than 190 of the world’s leading galleries and artists having…

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The New Museum Welcomes Camille Henrot and Her Restless Earth

The New Museum Welcomes Camille Henrot and Her Restless Earth

camille henrotEarlier this month, the New Museum welcomed artist Camille Henrot in an exhibition that marks the first comprehensive survey of her work in the United States. Originally from France, Henrot now lives and works in New York, where she creates art by combining anthropological research with cultural cues taken from our current digital age. Her work is unique to her personal aesthetic, and has been…

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Photographer Aaron Rose Transports Us to 1960s Coney Island

Photographer Aaron Rose Transports Us to 1960s Coney Island #photography #art

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Coney Island is one of New York City’s most iconic cultural treasures. Making up a peninsula in one of Brooklyn’s southwestern corners, the beaches, burlesque, amusement attractions, and unique cultural offerings make Coney Island one of the most sought-out parts of the city. Even if you haven’t lived in NYC your whole life, you can still witness the evolution of Coney Island through the many…

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