February Events in NYC

Feb. 10 – 15 – Fashion Week – CLICK

ALL MONTH – New York Public Library Celebrates Black History Month- for Events CLICK

List of NYC Parks named after prominent African Americans – CLICK

Now – Feb. 12 – Restaurant Week – CLICK

Sun. Feb. 12 – 1:00 pm – Chinese New Year Parade – CLICK

ROAD CLOSURES – Parade route: Mott & Canal to Chatham Square to East Broadway towards the Manhattan Bridge, completing on Eldridge and Forsyth Streets towards Grand Street next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

Now- May 21 – Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious at Fotografiska photography museum in the Flatiron – CLICK

Legend has it that the culture of hip-hop kicked off in a Bronx basement party on August 11, 1973, giving hip-hop an official birthday. Fifty years later, Hip-Hop: Conscious, Unconscious explores the people, places, and things that hip-hop has delivered unto us. 

Together with Mass Appeal, Fotografiska has created the definitive destination to celebrate hip-hop’s global impact on visual expression – an immersive experience bringing together a community of artists that have documented this cultural phenomenon.

Now – June 4 – “Havah… to breathe, air, life” exhibit in and around Madison Sq. Park – CLICK

Statues of nine men from history and religion perch atop the courthouse near Madison Square Park. Now, for the first time, the representation of a woman has joined their noble rooftop plinths.

“Havah…to breathe, air, life,” an exhibition by artist Shahzia Sikander focusing on themes of justice, has brought stunning golden sculptures to Madison Square Park and the nearby courthouse at 27 Madison Avenue (officially called the Courthouse of the Appellate Division, First Department of the Supreme Court of the State of New York). The statues, unveiled this week, will be on view through June 4.

Now – March 10 – “Pulse Portal” – Brookfield Place’s Waterfront Plaza – CLICK

“Pulse Portal,” an art installation by sculpture artist Davis McCarty that was shown at Burning Man in 2016, is now on display at Brookfield Place’s Waterfront Plaza—and it’s a creative piece of work that you definitely want to see in person.

The eye-catching, 20-foot-tall archway is made from materials developed by NASA that transform in color based on the angle of the viewer. 

The focus on shades and hues is not a purely aesthetic one. According to McCarty himself, in fact, “the vibrant colors represent the diversity of humankind and celebrate the individual spark living inside each of us.”

Now – Feb. 24 – “Living Lantern” – Garment District – CLICK

A new kinetic installation is scheduled to go up on the Broadway plazas in the Garment District between 39th and 40th Streets next week and stay open to the public through February 24. 

Dubbed “Living Lantern,” the piece will actually be fueled by the wind and viewers will get to see its outer membranes open and close, allowing light to filter from its core and change the lantern’s colors, in real time.

The very dynamic piece is striking in size as well: it stands nearly 14 feet tall and stretches 20 feet wide.

NEW – “Sky’s the Limit in the County of Kings” – Brooklyn Bridge Entrance (Brooklyn) – CLICK

is a new 9-foot-tall sculpture of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace that was just installed in Dumbo at the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge. Specifically, you’ll find the new work at the northeast corner of Prospect Street and Washington Street.

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