Culture New York City Travel LGBT travel LGBT Art Museums On June 28, 1969, the Stonewall Inn in New York's West Village was the site of a massive protest that sparked the modern LGBT rights movement. As we approach Stonewall's 50th anniversary, New York is playing host to a variety of exhibitions that explore the past, present and future of the queer community through art. "Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall," Brooklyn Museum Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski (French, born 1985). "Instructions for a Freedom," 2015. Gouache, watercolor, tea, and marker on paper, 41½ × 96 in. (105.4 × 243.8 cm). Private collection. Amaryllis DeJesus Moleski May 3–December 8, 2019 There's still time to see "Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving," the Brooklyn Museum's expansive view of the trailblazing queer artist, but for its big Pride show, the institution is mounting "Nobody Promised You Tomorrow: Art 50 Years After Stonewall," an … [Read more...] about 5 Queer Art Shows to See In New York City Right Now
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The New York City Opera unveiled a new, dramatically downsized schedule yesterday against the backdrop of protests by performers outraged at cutbacks.Artistic director George Steel said the company will put on 16 performances at venues in Brooklyn and Manhattan during the 2011-12 season, down from 36 the year before.Steel said financial pressures forced the opera to abandon its Lincoln Center home and change performers' contracts, essentially making them freelancers.Dozens of chorus and orchestra members protested the changes outside the Guggenheim Museum shortly before Steel unveiled the new schedule.Contract negotiations are still underway between the workers' unions and City Opera bosses."To perform with a pickup orchestra is insane," said former New York City Opera soprano Catherine Malfitano."Opera is not a pickup affair. Opera needs a strong company." Join the Conversation: … [Read more...] about New York City Opera announces shorter schedule after budget cuts force Lincoln Center move
Don’t feel trapped in the city this summer. Feel lucky. You have access to a wide range of talented people and artistic expressions. Here’s a look. Concerts SummerStage SummerStage mixes city parks with meaningful music. And this year SummerStage features more than 100 free performances. Featured performances include: “The Zombies” at Central Park”, “Joan Baez and the Indigo Girls” and “Jon D and the Hi-five.” When: from June 4 through August 29. Where: 17 parks throughout the five boroughs. For more information, go to www.cityparksfoundation.org/summerstage/about Seaport Music Festival Pier 17 will be hosting an electic music festival throughout the month of June. Featured shows include: “Paws,” “Fear of Men,” and “Unknown Mortal Orchestra.” When: June 7, 14, 21 and 28. Where: Pier 17. For more information, visit … [Read more...] about New York City’s best free and cheap summer entertainment
Think you know New York City from top to bottom? Put your top knowledge to the test with these aerial snapshots. You just might discover a gem or two. 1. 124th Street between Second and Third Avenues. This lovely little park is tucked away on the east side of Harlem, just across the river from Randall’s Island. It goes by the name of Dream Street Park. 2. 51st Avenue and 51st Road, Queens. A short walk east from Mt. Zion Cemetery will land you at this Elmhurst park, fit for the Mad Hatter himself. 3. Polo Grounds, near 155th Street and Harlem River Drive. The taffy-colored roof on this community center is hard to miss from above. 4. Lincoln Center fountain, 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue. The plaza floor’s web-like design makes a stunning frame for midtown’s iconic fountain. 5. State Office … [Read more...] about Top down quiz: Recognize these 8 spots around New York City?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe Aug. 6, 2018 Good morning on this hot and humid Monday. In a shipping container at a sleepy marina in the Rockaways, Queens, Paul J. Schmidt is really living the dream. In 2013, Mr. Schmidt did something some of us have considered: He quit his job (prepping handblown glass chandeliers in SoHo) and moved to the beach. These days, sandwiched between surfing sessions, Mr. Schmidt “shapes” surfboards by hand. He’s one of a half-dozen or so full-time surfboard makers in New York City who design custom boards for a growing local clientele. We stopped by his workshop at Marina 59 on a recent morning to learn about his craft. To make his boards, Mr. Schmidt shapes “blanks” — or long pieces of unshaped foam with a planer — or an … [Read more...] about New York Today: Making Surfboards