February NYC Events (02/25/22)


Pre Covid-19 we searched the internet everyday looking for the very best of What’s Happening, primarily on Manhattan’s WestSide, so that you didn’t have to.” We made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Covid has required some changes.

NYC-Arts Top Five Picks: February 25 – March 3

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “The Orchid Show” at the New York Botanical Garden, “her body as words” at Baryshnikov Arts Center, “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking” at Claire Oliver Gallery and more.

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her body as words

her body as words

Baryshnikov Arts Center

Manhattan / Mon, Feb 28, 2022 – Mon, Mar 14, 2022

Peggy Baker’s new work, “her body as words” (2021), is a sound and film installation that fragments and explodes notions of female identity as expressed by nine Canadian dance artists. Inspired by the 2009 translation of Simone de Beauvoir’s “The Second Sex,” Baker entered a deeply collaborative process involving personal conversations with the performers. Dancing the complexities of their lived identities, these artists offer gestural renderings touching on themes of race, gender expression, sexual orientation, …

Park Avenue Armory: Assembly, A New Commission by Rashaad Newsome

Park Avenue Armory: Assembly, A New Commission by Rashaad Newsome

Park Avenue Armory

Manhattan / Fri, Feb 18, 2022 – Sun, Mar 06, 2022

“Assembly,” a new multi-experiential work by interdisciplinary artist Rashaad Newsome commissioned by Park Avenue Armory, opened recently, transforming the Armory’s expansive Wade Thompson Drill Hall into an exhibition space, performance hall, classroom, and theater. Upon entering the Drill Hall, visitors are teleported to an extradimensional universe and greeted by the artist’s artificial intelligence (AI) progeny, Being, The Digital Griot, who models and instructs audiences in reflection, contemplation, movement, and dialogue. Encompassing many facets of Newsome’s practice, …

NYBG: The Orchid Show

NYBG: The Orchid Show

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx / Sat, Feb 26, 2022 – Sun, May 01, 2022

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) announces that its popular orchid exhibition will return for its 19th year with “The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope,” from February 26 through May 1, 2022. Lifestyle icon and floral designer to the stars Jeff Leatham designed the 2020 Orchid Show, which was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is set to reinvent his dazzling creations, transforming each gallery of the exhibition in NYBG’s historic Enid A. …

Black in Brooklyn: The Green-wood Cemetery Honors Black History Month

Black in Brooklyn: The Green-wood Cemetery Honors Black History Month

Green-Wood Cemetery

Brooklyn / Sat, Feb 26, 2022, 10:00 am

In honor of Black History Month, Green-Wood presents this celebration of the unique stories of Black lives in Green-Wood. Although Brooklyn and New York City have long struggled with segregation and racism, they also have a history of diversity, progress, and activism. This trolley tour, led by Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman, will examine the life and accomplishments of many prominent Black New Yorkers, as well as several abolitionists who fought for freedom in America. You’ll visit …

A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking

A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking

Manhattan / Sat, Jan 29, 2022 – Sat, Mar 19, 2022

Claire Oliver Gallery is pleased to announce the New York debut exhibition “A Contemporary Black Matriarchal Lineage in Printmaking” features 21 works by nine contemporary Black women printmakers.  Curated by two artists, founder of Texas-based nonprofit Black Women of Print, Tanekeya Word and member Delita Martin, the exhibition explores the depth and breadth of printmaking through the lens of Black women and their myriad narratives.“Like our foremothers, Black women printmakers have used the tools in our hands to create visual languages that tell the stories of our past, present, future and the in-between spaces within fractal time,” states Tanekeya Word, co-curator, visual artist and printmaker. …

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So many great things to see and do, places to eat and drink in NYC.

How to find them? Here are 6 more of my fave NYC suggestions:

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Artist celebrates best pizza in NYC in obsessive quest-NY POST

Concert Series Creates Otherworldly Ambiance Through Candlelight, Music & Architecture – CBS New York

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