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Manhattan / Sat, Jun 05, 2021 – Fri, Aug 20, 2021
In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Linda Nochlin’s foundational essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” Rosenberg & Co. is organizing a summer exhibition of modernist women artists working from Cubism to Abstract Expressionism, as the city of cultural fame and capital shifted from Paris to New York. The Swiss painter and interwar American émigré Sonja Sekula said, “I think of all the contemporary American poets and artists who represent their outlook ..
Manhattan / Thu, Jun 17, 2021 – Wed, Jun 30, 2021
David Zwirner is pleased to present “I WANT YOUR TEARS TO FLOW WITH THE WORDS I WROTE,” a solo exhibition featuring new “My Eternal Soul” paintings by Yayoi Kusama. Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo, and Victoria Miro, London, will show concurrent exhibitions with works from this series this summer. Kusama’s work has transcended two of the most important art movements of the second half of the twentieth century: pop art and minimalism. Her highly influential career spans …
Manhattan / Mon, May 03, 2021 – Sun, Jul 04, 2021
The Art Students League of New York, in partnership with the Romare Bearden Foundation, is honored to present “Creating Community. Cinque Gallery Artists.” The exhibition is the first introductory survey to focus on Cinque Gallery, the innovative non-profit artists’ space dedicated to promoting the achievements of Black artists from its founding in 1969 until its closure in 2004. The exhibition celebrates a diverse selection of late twentieth century and contemporary artists who participated in this
Manhattan / Fri, Jun 11, 2021 – Fri, Jun 18, 2021
After a year’s hiatus, Kronos Performing Arts Association’s “KRONOS FESTIVAL” returns on June 11 – 18, expanding the annual San Francisco-based event into the virtual sphere with eight exciting online presentations, including ten world premieres. All streams will be available free of charge, and will remain online for three months. Streaming details are available at kronosquartet.org/kronos-festival-2021/.KRONOS FESTIVAL features works by more than 20 guest performers, and highlights the work of Kronos’ artistic collaborators and community partners. Art, …
Manhattan / Tue, Jun 15, 2021 – Tue, Aug 03, 2021
The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts announced today that their 116th Season will be returning to the newly renovated Bandshell. All concerts will take place at 7:30 PM at the Naumburg Bandshell (Concert Ground, near W 72nd St, New York, NY 1001). The concert is free but seats are allocated online due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time of announcement. Visit naumburgconcerts.org for more information. The 2021 line-up features collaborations and exuberant performances from both fresh and established artists. …
New York City has tons of things going for it, from incredible buildings to breathtaking parks. But surely, the top of the list includes NYC’s vast array of museums, covering every field of culture and knowledge: There are quirky museums and interactive museums, free museums and world-beating art institutions like the Metropolitan Museum. Between them, they offer so many exhibitions, of every variety and taste, that it’s hard to keep track of them. But if you’ve starting to suffer a sudden attack of FOMA, fear not! We’ve got you covered with our select list of the best museum exhibitions in NYC.”
If you are looking for some of the best info on food and drink, restaurants and eating in New York City, then you want to head to New York magazine’s Grub Street.
Right now you want to check out: The Return of Restaurants
“Make up for lost meals. No takeout, no pasta kits, just 66 of the best new (or newly relevant) places to eat.”
Edited by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, Photographs by Dina Litovsky
Here are 3 more of my faves:
Find Singapore in Sandwich Form
Native Noodles / 2129 Amsterdam Ave.
Amy Pryke, who opened Native Noodles in February, has gifted a rare Singaporean restaurant to the city — great news for workers at nearby New York–Presbyterian Hospital and the Washington Heights neighborhood in general. On a recent weekday, two silver-haired folks slurped thick rice noodles in a shrimpy yellow curry as the scent of coconut-jam waffles perfumed the air. Others went for the roti john, a squishy sandwich stuffed with ground beef, soft omelet, and sweet-spicy chile ketchup. If the small dining room is full, take your lunch over to nearby Highbridge Park. —R.P.S.
Conduct an Impromptu Pasta Tasting
Forsythia / 9 Stanton St.
Mark Coleman (Rezdôra) and Jacob Siwak (Olmsted) are the captains of this snug little establishment, which began life as a pop-up many months ago and is crowded now with a rabble of Italophiles, off-duty cooks, and carbonara loons, all clamoring for a taste of the city’s latest haute-pasta menu. The small, blond-toned dining room is nice, but if you want to feel like you’re dining on a side street in Bologna or Rome, ask for a table in the sidewalk cabana, which is strung with lights up in the rafters, lined with baby pine trees, and filled, on temperate evenings, with the bouncy sounds of Italian pop tunes. Pay special attention to Coleman’s elegant interpretations of the old Roman classics, like eggy tangles of tonnarelli pasta tossed alla gricia with pecorino, little chunks of guanciale, and plenty of black pepper.—A.P.
Work Your Way Through the Brand-New Menu at Brooklyn’s Best Thai Restaurant
Ugly Baby / 407 Smith St., Carroll Gardens
At Ugly Baby, New Yorkers exchange glances and ask their neighbors for recommendations — yes, even during a pandemic. The great unifier? The incendiary cooking of southern Thailand. After a winter restricted to delivery, the neighborhood rejoiced when chef-owner Sirichai Sreparplarn reopened for indoor dining in April. Even more exciting: His new menu was nearly three times as long as the original, comprising mostly new dishes like peek gai (ground-pork-stuffed chicken wings over green beans) and kang leung (sour sea-bass curry). While on a recent visit, the restaurant’s laab ped, labeled “stay away duck salad” on the menu, lacked some of the promised heat, Ugly Baby remains a place where napkins are reserved for wiping noses, not hands. —L.F.
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