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Apr ,2015

Jazz Age Lawn Party

Governors Island
New York, NY

 
Editor’s Note
Governor’s Island turns into a 1920’s prohibition era dreamscape for the 10th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. The summer event presents the Retro Noveau movement in all its glory, and we’re not just talking about flapper dresses, beaded pearls, and sporting suits. There are dance lessons, vintage portraits, gramophones playing classic recordings, a Charleston dance contest, and a ’20’s motocar exhibit. Roaring performances include Michael Arenella and his premier jazz age orchestra, The Dreamland Follies, known for their Art Deco spectacle, and the exuberant dance troupe Roddy Caravella and the Canarsie Wobblers, among others. Plus a picnic spot and a wild dance floor. This year promises a second stage and dance floor, new ticket package bargains, and shorter lines, Tickets are selling fast.
Sehba Mohammad

Sat Jun 13 & Sun Jun 14
Sat Aug 15 & Sun Aug 16
11AM – 5PM

 $35.00 – $900.00

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from silive.com: http://www.silive.com/northshore/index.ssf/2015/02/look_details_abound_in_west_br.html

1700s West Brighton landmark home, one of Island’s oldest, is up for sale

By Virginia N. Sherry on February 06, 2015 at 7:00 AM, updated February 06, 2015 at 7:05 AM

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from the skint e-newsletter:

6pm sat, 10am-6pm sun: the fourth annual new york nineteenth century society extravaganza offers a weekend of traveling back in time with a fancy dress ball (sat, $15), a steampunk picnic, readings and more (sun, free).

More about the weekend’s events on their facebook page.

From their website:

Membership in the Society is free and open to anyone who wishes to join. You do not need to be a member to attend meetings or events. All are welcome.…

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from The Skint e-newsletter:

7pm doors (monthly): wit’s end and the dorothy parker society’s jazz age soirée features live jazz from mike davis and his chicago loopers and wfmu’s michael w. haar playing rarities. cocktail attire, dapper suits, and other vintage wear highly encouraged. free dance lesson at 8:30pm. flute midtown $15.

This performance will take place on April 25th.

According to the Wit’s End website, the Jazz Age jazz dance party recurs regularly:

“On the last Saturday of the month, January through October, come join us in a celebration of Jazz Age culture, cocktails, and dance! Where vintage clothes, classic drinks, and the hot sounds from the 1920s and 1930s mix.”…

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NYAC Exclusive: Private Tour of Green-Wood Cemetery & Catacombs (Sun)
Join New York Adventure Club for a special private tour of Green-Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, as we visit notable graves, sculptures, and mausoleums, before heading down into the 30 vault catacombs built in 1838.
$24. Green-Wood Cemetery, 500 25th St.…

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NYAC Walks: Secrets of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO (Sun)
Uncover the rich tapestry and lesser-known tales of Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO, one of the most fascinating areas within the entire New York City region. This 90 minute exploration led by Mike Morgenthal will take you along 200-year-old streets lined with pre-Civil War homes, Robert Moses’ Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and the post-industrial area of DUMBO.
$23. Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St.

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NYAC Walks: Underground Manhattan, The History of the Subway System (Sun)
It’s right there under your feet, you probably ride it every day, but how much do you know about this city’s amazing subway system? Gary Dennis will give you the secret history and inside story of the creation of the original 1904 subway line and how it grew into the most extensive transportation system in the world.
$23. Alexander Hamilton Customs House, 1 Bowling Green.…

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“The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide,” with Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author, historian, founder of the Dorothy Parker Society, and licensed New York City tour guide

Thursday, April 16, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Program Locations:

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

“The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide” is a guidebook to the 1920s world of the famous “Vicious Circle” with 100+ photos, maps, and rare material. Journey back in time to a grand city teeming with hidden bars, luxurious movie palaces, and dazzling skyscrapers. In these places, Dorothy Parker and her cohorts in the “Vicious Circle” at the infamous Algonquin Round Table sharpened their wit, polished their writing, and captured the energy and elegance of the time.

Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is an independent historian who founded the Dorothy Parker Society in 1999. In addition to “The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide,” he is also the author of “Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide” (2003), “A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York” (2005), and “The Lost Algonquin Round Table” (2009) (co-edited with Nat Benchley). He is a licensed New York City Sightseeing Guide and has been leading walking tours for almost 15 years. Kevin and his family split their time between the Upper West Side and Shelter Island, Long Island.

http://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2015/04/16/algonquin-round-table-new-york-historical-guide-kevin-c-fitzpatrick

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Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris + Natalie Frank + Open Sessions 3 + Abdelkader Benchamma + Rachel Goodyear

Please join us Thursday, April 16th for the opening reception of:
Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris
Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm
Open Sessions 3
Abdelkader Benchamma: Representation of Dark Matter
Rachel Goodyear: Restless Guests

This event is FREE and open to the public.
In the Main Gallery, Portraits from the École des Beaux-Arts Paris explores four hundred years of portrait drawings from live models. Each week, a different set of four portraits from different centuries and with different formal qualities will be hung “in dialogue” with each other in a specially-built room located in the center of The Drawing Center’s Main Gallery. Forty portraits have been chosen from the collection of Beaux-Arts de Paris based on diverse criteria such as the male and female gestures, caricature, frontal gaze, social class, and profession of the model. The remaining thirty six portraits in the exhibition will be hung on the gallery’s back walls and will be visible to the visitor throughout the exhibition’s run.

In Natalie Frank: The Brothers Grimm, located in the Drawing Room, Frank applies her visual and psychological acumen to that most evocative and misunderstood of literary forms, the fairytale. Only a few contemporary artists have worked with the fairytale genre; fewer still have systematically interrogated the complexity of these tales and the way in which they address social and sexual mores that continue to have relevance today.

In addition in The Lab gallery, Open Sessions continues with artist-directed group exhibitions. Open Sessions 3 will include artists Becky Brown, Ernesto Caivano, Annette Cords, Steffani Jemison, Nyeema Morgan, Zach Rockhill, and Jina Valentine. Organized by the artists and by Nova Benway and Lisa Sigal, Open Sessions Curators.

Also each year an artist will be invited to create a site-specific wall drawing in The Drawing Center’s main stairwell. The Center commences this series in April 2015 with a commission by contemporary artist Abdelkader Benchamma. For his first U.S. museum presentation, Benchamma will create an astrological vortex in the strikingly graphic large-scale drawing, Representation of Dark Matter, 2015. Comprised of a series of linear abstractions and nebulous, inkblot forms the work is a highly articulated depiction of the complexity of the solar system and its nearly imperceptible dark matter.

In The Lab cooridor, Rachel Goodyear: Restless Guests will present a selection of drawings and hand-drawn animations. The animated works loop seamlessly, unfolding a narrative that never fully coheres, while the drawings – inspired by found sources, Goodyear’s own photographs, and studies of invented scenarios – evoke a sense of drifting in and out of focus and consciousness.

 

  • THE DRAWING CENTER 35 Wooster Street, New York, NY, 10013 • +1 212 219 2166

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http://www.usphotoshows.com/index.html

The 2015 New York Photo Show is on schedule to be the largest and best show we have ever promoted. The dates for the show are Friday and Saturday April 17-18, 2015.
New York Photo Show & Sale of 19th – 21st Century
Photographic Images

April 17-18, 2015
Lighthouse Conference Center
111 E 59th Street
New York

Dealers setting up at the New York City Photo Show are knowledgeable specialists of the photo community from the United States and Europe, making it one of the preeminent shows in the Country. Photos are displayed on the walls, table tops, and in portfolios.

The show features dealers who specialize in the sale of nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first century images such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, cabinent cards, as well as vernacular images, stereoviews, snapshots, photos by well known photographers, images by up and coming photographers and dealers of new, used and rare books on photographers and photography, and museum quality images. Its a great opportunity to view and purchase images from $1- 10,000+. Oh what fun!! Come and plan to spend the day with our dealers.

Dealers are interested in purchasing your images as well. If you have images that you would like to sell contact a staff member representing US Photo Shows (wearing a purple colored shirt). They will direct you to the dealers who are interested in purchasing what you have for sale.

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We are looking for people who would like to put on symposiums on collecting photos, restoring and conservation of photos, manipulating images, and alternative photo processes. If you are interested in leading a symposium please contact us ASAP.
This year we are starting something new. We will be looking for sponsors.
If you would like to be a sponsor please contact us ASAP.

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