The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promote the best of French arts, literature and education to cultural and academic institutions across the United States, with a strong focus on contemporary arts.
It is the Grand Concourse's grandest building, a broad limestone palazzo set back behind a wide grassy lawn between 166th and McClellan Streets in the Bronx. But the building, paid for by the somewhat mysterious Andrew Freedman, is not a mansion or a museum. It is a home for the elderly, and it has an unusual history. The 1924 building, the Andrew Freedman Home, operated by the Mid-Bronx Senior Citizens Council, has its own signs of age, and of rejuvenation.- Excerpted from The New York Times No Longer Empty is curating a program of arts and culture events at the home ...
The Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation gave Angel Orensanz a house and its surrounding garden for the whole summer so he could share his creative imagination with island visitors.The Orensanz Summer Museum follows the concept of such illustrious precedents like Henry Thoreau at Walden Pond and Leo Tolstoy's Yasnaya Polyana and the American Barbizon movement in the late 19th and early 20th century, followed by the constant flow of New York artists to become part of the Hamptons' bohemia.The 'compound' of the Orensanz Museum comes with a small lawn and a 30-foot-high poplar with a fabric sign that announces ...
On land purchased from the Siwanoy tribe in 1654, Robert Bartow built the last of many mansions in the then-bucolic neighborhood of Pelham Bay. Grand staircases, Empire furniture and a conservatory shaded with fruit trees are the highlights of this New York City landmark.
The oldest restaurant on Staten Island, established 1921, is in a carriage house that was built circa 1850. The founder, Basilio Giovannini, was a cooper from the Piedmont area of Italy.Basilio Inn was the gathering place for Italian immigrants from all over New York. It was the place where they would play bocce, make wine (and drink it), dance and crown Miss Basilio. Basilio Inn has retained the character that one would find in a countryside restaurant in Europe with its own vegetable garden, grape harbor and a bocce court.
Named for the Italian meaning 'beautiful view,' Central Park's Belvedere Castle offers park goers exactly what its name implies. With its two balconies, it supplies wonderful panoramic views that include some of Central Park's most beautiful and famous landmarks: the Delacorte Theater, the Great Lawn, the Turtle Pond and the Ramble.
In addition to its historic landmarks and its breathtaking views of the Raritan Bay, the 265-acre park has a playground, a Visitors Center, paths and hiking and biking trails. The park's 'South Pole' marks the southernmost point of New York State.
The Czech Center New York (CCNY) is a meeting place for Czech and local culture, a place where artists and professionals, Czech and non-Czech alike, can get to know each other and talk about their work, and produce work together, when the chance presents itself.