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  • New Bushwick Mural Discusses Complex Relationship Between Police and Young Men of Color

    New Bushwick Mural Discusses Complex Relationship Between Police and Young Men of Color

    “I Just Want To Come Home” declares a new mural in Bushwick on a Food Bazaar Supermarket, painted by a team of young men considering the complex relationship between police and young men of color.WATCH: I Just Want to Come Home, Part 1. THIRTEEN documented the development of Groundswell's 2015 Making His'tory mural, "I Just Want to Come Home". In part 1, the young artists talk about their experiences getting stopped by police on the streets of New York City, and their hopes for the mural.As proven by recently publicized deaths and the #BlackLivesMatter activist movement, police-civilian relations do not ...

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Dec 7 – Dec 13

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Dec 7 – Dec 13

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to the top events includes: Igor Levit, who made his impressive North American recital debut at the Park Avenue Armory in 2014, interprets this classic composition in an installation created by seminal artist Marina Abramović. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Top 5 ‘Nutcracker’ Performances in December

    Top 5 ‘Nutcracker’ Performances in December

    Die-hard fans and first-timers can take their pick of Nutcrackers this season — or choose to chew them all up.The original Nutcracker—Marius Petipa’s ballet based on an E.T.A. Hoffman story with music by Tchaikovsky—first premiered at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia, on December 17, 1892. The Sugar Plum Fairy, the dancing rodents led by a mouse soldier, the young heroine Clara (sometimes called Marie) and Tchaikovsky’s score have become a holiday favorite in New York, drawing hundreds of thousands of people to the ballet.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 30 – Dec 6

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 30 – Dec 6

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to the top events includes: Deborah Kass' OY/YO sculpture in Brooklyn Bridge Park, American Dance Guild Festival 2015, and Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) presents Britannica, an all-encompassing survey of British song: six concerts, 100+ songs, 17 composers, and works spanning over 400 years. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 23 – Nov 29

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 23 – Nov 29

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to the top events includes: "Segregation Story" by photographer Gordon Parks, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, all-female cast in Shakespeare’s Henry IV, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 16 – Nov 22

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 16 – Nov 22

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to the top events includes: Zeng Fanzhi at Gagosian Gallery, Paco Peña’s newest show Flamencura, Steven Assael's work at Forum Gallery, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Photos: The Making of “Respect is the Strongest Compliment” mural, tackling street harassment

    Photos: The Making of “Respect is the Strongest Compliment” mural, tackling street harassment

    THIRTEEN documented the development of Groundswell's 2015 Voices Her'd mural, "Respect is the Strongest Compliment."Brought to national attention with groups such as HollaBack! and Stop Street Harassment, street harassment affects the feeling of safety many women experience on the street.“The majority of women have been catcalled while walking the streets of NYC,” explained youth artist Eona John about the importance of the mural. “Women are harassed to the point of fear being imprinted in their skin. I feel as though the mural made the fear and annoyance of the women of NYC come to life.”To complete a mural on ...

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 9 – Nov 15

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 9 – Nov 15

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to the top events includes: celebrating Veteran's Day at the Lincoln Center, can architecture at the annual Canstruction®, an evening of innovative dance by Heidi Latsky Dance and AXIS Dance Company in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Art Underground: Explore MTA Arts for Transit

    Art Underground: Explore MTA Arts for Transit

    MTA Arts for Transit was created to oversee the selection of artists and installation of permanent artworks in subway and commuter rail stations. Discover and enjoy this diverse and beautiful collection of commissioned public artwork installed throughout the subway and commuter rail stations of the MTA. For more information on other installations, visit mta.info/mta/aft.Discover and enjoy this diverse and beautiful collection of commissioned public artwork installed throughout the subway and commuter rail stations by artists including Faith Ringgold, Tom Otterness, Milton Glaser, Bill Brand, Andrea Dezsö and Elizabeth Murray.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 2 – Nov 8

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Nov 2 – Nov 8

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to the top events includes: Mavis Staples and Joan Osborne's Solid Soul tour lands in Manhattan for one night only, a photography exhibition in Bushwick, Garth Fagan Dance’s 45th anniversary celebration and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Family-Friendly Halloween Picks

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Family-Friendly Halloween Picks

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. With Halloween just around the corner, here are some of our top family-friendly picks for some spooky fun. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 19 – Oct 25

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 19 – Oct 25

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's selection of top events includes: American Ballet Theatre's fall season, Lit Crawl for book lovers, film festival at American Museum of Natural History, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Meet the Artists: Incubating Subversive Dialogue at Christopher Stout Gallery

    Meet the Artists: Incubating Subversive Dialogue at Christopher Stout Gallery

    Phoenix Lindsey-Hall was a senior in high school when Matthew Shepard, a student at University of Wyoming, died from a violent hate crime. Shepard had left a bar with two strangers who drove him to a remote field, beat and tortured him. It was also the year she had come out. And the wooden fence where Shepard was left tied for 18 hours in freezing temperatures – an image plastered on the cover of TIME magazine – was deeply carved into her memory. “I knew I always had this piece [‘Shepard’] coming since then,” said Lindsey-Hall, whose work largely focuses ...

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 12 – Oct 18

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 12 – Oct 18

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to some of the top events include: A chance to see the iconic design works of Paul Rand before the exhibition closes on Tuesday, 9 hours of Sinatra marathon, Finding Neverland on Broadway, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • Free Museum Days or Pay What You Wish

    Free Museum Days or Pay What You Wish

    Many of the city’s attractions offer free entry or pay-what-you-wish options, be it for a select day of the month or evening hours every week. Use the no-cost or low-cost admittance to take a chance on the unknown or return to a favorite art work, exhibit or gallery again and again.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 5 – Oct 11

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Oct 5 – Oct 11

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. This week's cheat sheet to some of the top events include: A major retrospective exhibition - the first in the U.S. in more than 35 years - features the work of Italian artist Alberto Burri, eight nights of Steely Dan, the 15th Annual DUMBO Dance Festival, Andrea del Sarto at The Frick Collection and more.  Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • 7 Must-See Works by Bessie Award Nominees This Fall

    7 Must-See Works by Bessie Award Nominees This Fall

    Once a year, the entire dance community comes together for the New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), produced in partnership with Dance/NYC, to acknowledge and honor outstanding and groundbreaking creative work in the field. The 31st Annual Bessie Awards will be held Monday, October 19 at The Apollo Theater.Bessie Award categories include Outstanding Production, Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Performer, Outstanding Music Composition or Sound Design, and Outstanding Visual Design. The award recipients are chosen by the Bessie Selection Committee, an independent committee of 39 dance industry professionals.See the work of nominated artists at venues across New York City. Below is a ...

  • Photography in New York: Photo Exhibitions from Archival to Contemporary

    Photography in New York: Photo Exhibitions from Archival to Contemporary

    Photography exhibitions allow us to travel---both geographically and through time---and give us permission to curiously gaze at others without shame. Take advantage of fascinating glimpses of life through trained eyes at the following galleries, museums and libraries.

  • Guest Picks: Director of The New Yorker Festival Selects Top To-Do’s This Fall

    Guest Picks: Director of The New Yorker Festival Selects Top To-Do’s This Fall

    Rhonda Sherman is the Founding Director of The New Yorker Festival, now entering its 16th year. The Festival is a weekend-long series of more than fifty discussions, talks, interviews, and performances in New York City, produced by The New Yorker magazine every October. This year she is directing Tech@Fest, a new program focusing on technology’s impact on society. As Director of Editorial Promotion for the magazine, she has also produced The New Yorker College Tour, The New Yorker Conference, The New Yorker Speakeasy, and Fiction Live, among other programs. In 1995, Sherman joined the editorial staff of the magazine after ...

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Sep 28 – Oct 5

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Sep 28 – Oct 5

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Your cheat sheet to some of the top events this week: An installation and performance piece examines the story of one of the youngest detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Archibald Motley at Whitney Museum of American Art, Designers & Books Fair, and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: Sep 21 – 28

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: Sep 21 – 28

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet for what's happening this week. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • NYC-ARTS Top Five: September 14 – September 21

    NYC-ARTS Top Five: September 14 – September 21

    Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS Top Five is your cheat sheet for what's happening this week. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Monday and follow @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.

  • John Kelly Interview: Love of a Poet, Then and Now

    John Kelly Interview: Love of a Poet, Then and Now

    Performance artist John Kelly talks about "straddling irony and pathos" in Love of a Poet, in which he sings Schumann's Dichterliebe. The 1990 Obie Award-winning work is being remounted in June as part of the River to River Festival.

  • SummerStage 2015

    SummerStage 2015

    SummerStage stretches the summer season longer than ever in 2015: the festival runs from May 18 to October 4 to showcase nearly 200 artists.

  • 2015 Tony Award Nominations for Broadway

    2015 Tony Award Nominations for Broadway

    The 2015 Tony Award nominations tap productions from the city’s 40 eligible Broadway theaters. The musicals Fun Home and An American in Paris are leading the pack with 12 nominations each. Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming cohost the awards show from Radio City Music Hall on June 7.