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4/1-3 See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show Free.

New York International Auto Show is billed as the nation’s first and most attended at Jacob Javits Center.

Browse contemporary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs from 80 galleries at the Affordable Art Fair, with workshops and activities at the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea. Repeats in Sept.

4/1-5 Focus on French Cinema has French films and special events with actors and directors in New York and Connecticut.

4/1 – 9 See creative plays, films, and more at the Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF), which showcases urban artists and promotes diversity.

4/1 – 10, 2016 Watch the New York Knicks play an exciting game at Madison Square Garden. Orchid Show – daytime

4/1 – 17 The Orchid Show fills the conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden with thousands of orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures.

4/1-30 Enjoy a reception, a three-course dinner, and a DJ dance with three hours of views on a Manhattan Dinner Cruise by Hornblower Yachts, departing from Pier 40 at 353 West Street.

Party cruise: Rock the Yacht is a 3-hour cruise with city views, DJ dance music, and cash bar leaving Pier 15 at South Street Seaport

4/2 Pillows fly and teddy bears soar at the giant urban Pillow Fight NYC. Bring a soft pillow that does not contain feathers to Washington Square Park. Free.

4/2 NYC Craft Distillers Festival has samples of 60 craft spirits, a 1920s jazz band, and a prohibition theme at The Bowery Hotel. .

Sample two-ounce samples of 100 U.S. craft brews at the Spring Craft Beer Festival at Belmont Park Race Track for age 21+.

4/2-3 The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art MoCCA Arts Festival features celebrity cartoonists and illustrators, art on display, and hundreds of small-press exhibitors at Metropolitan West.

See films focused on humanitarian causes at the New York Peace Film Festival at All Souls Unitarian Church.

4/2 – 12 Madama Butterfly is a young Japanese geisha who mistakenly believes her arrangement with a visiting American naval officer is a loving and permanent marriage, at the Metropolitan Opera House.

4/2-16 Orchid Show – evening Wander through the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden with a cocktail in hand and romantic music playing during Orchid Evenings, which are March 5, 12, 19, 24 (LGBT), 26, and April 2, 9, 15, 16.

The Young Garden Circle Lounge includes an open bar and appetizers on April 2 & 9, strictly for ages 21 to 40.

4/3 The New York Flute Fair features performances, workshops, exhibits, master classes, and a competition at Columbia University.

4/3-24 Enjoy a buffet, live jazz, and two hours of views on the Jazzy Champagne Brunch Cruise by Hornblower Yachts, departing from Pier 40.

4/4 – 5/8 New York Yankees package deal includes a field-level seat and unlimited picnic food until 30 minutes after game time at Yankee Stadium.

4/6 Enjoy unlimited tastes from 50 local restaurants plus open bars at Taste of the Lower East Side in Metropolitan Pavilion to support charity.

4/7 – 10 Antiquarian Book Fair has 200 dealers of rare books, maps, and manuscripts, plus lectures and panel discussions at Park Avenue Armory.

4/7 – 15 Havana Film Festival New York shows 40 full-length feature films, documentaries, shorts, animation, and classics from Latin America with English subtitles.

4/7 -24 Watch the Yankees play from a suite-level indoor seat with sweeping views, high-def TV, all-you-can-eat buffet, non-alcoholic drinks, and cash bar in the Audi Yankees Club in left field.

4/8 Enjoy good food and wine at Global Food and Wine Experience at Espace to support diversity in the hospitality and culinary industries.

4/8 – 21 collection of boundary-pushing nonfiction films at Art of the Real at Lincoln Center.

4/8-9 and 22-23 Taste five wines with artisan cheese and see city views during a Wine & Cheese Pairing Class aboard the Yacht Manhattan, departing from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62).

4/8 – 30 Enjoy 90 minutes of views on an afternoon Statue of Liberty & Skyline Sightseeing Cruise, with a free glass of champagne or other beverage on Yacht Manhattan, from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62).

New York Tartan Day Parade

4/9 Celebrate Scotland by watching bagpipers, men in kilts, and women in plaid marching up Sixth Avenue from 45th to 55th in the New York Tartan Day Parade. Free.

4/9 Meet 100 publishers, writers, poets, editors, and booksellers of gay and lesbian literature at the Rainbow Book Fair at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Free.

4/10 The Greek Independence Day Parade features traditional costumes, music, and lots of blue and white flags on 5th Ave. from 64th to 79th St. Free.

Connect with 40 organizations that need your help at Good Deeds Day, with live music in Herald Square. Free.

Tribeca Film Festival

4/13 – 24 Tribeca Film Festival is a giant festival offering films, music, and culture

4/14 – 17 The Photography Show by AIPAD exhibits museum-quality work from 80 galleries at the Park Avenue Armory.York Ceramics & Glass Fair features exhibits by 30 galleries at Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd St.

4/15 – 17 Billed as the world’s largest fine art trade show, Artexpo New York offers new works by 400 exhibitors, educational seminars, and cocktail parties at Pier 94.

The Green Festival has exhibitors, an organic food court, a sustainable beer and wine garden, a kids eco-fun zone, and a yoga pavilion at Javits Convention Center.

4/16 Wine on Wheels features 175 wines served by 50 sommeliers with hors d’oeuvres, plus 20-minute wine seminars, and a silent auction at City Winery.

4/17 Earth Day features a green-vehicle show, exhibits, family activities, music, and entertainment at Union Square. Free.

4/ 21 TechDay is a giant science fair with 400 exhibitors, including innovative startups at Pier 94. Free.

4/24 The 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk at Pier 26 in Lower Manhattan supports the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Afterwards, visit free Community Day on Greenwich Street near the 9/11 Memorial for food trucks, music, and kids’ activities.

4/25 Enjoy gourmet food, fine wine and beer, cocktails, local music, chef demonstrations, and a silent auction at NYC Taste of the Nation at 225 Liberty Street.

4/25 – 5/1 Attend readings, discussions, and workshops with writers who share their ideas about contemporary cultural and political issues in Africa at PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature.

4/27 – 30 New York Polish Film Festival screens feature films, shorts, and documentaries, which all have English subtitles at Anthology Film Archives.

4/27 – 5/1 NYC Independent Film Festival celebrates the independent filmmaker with screenings, panels, and parties at the Producers Club.

4/ 28 – 5/1 Bad Film Fest screens weird, wild, and outrageous films by new filmmakers that are supposed to be so bad they’re good at Cloud City.

4/29 – 30 Visit 100 bicycle and accessory exhibitors, and attend biking presentations and classes at Bike Expo New York at Basketball City on Pier 36. Free. [Do not confuse with the bike expo on May 13-14.]

4/30 Throw brightly colored powder, dance to the music, and buy Indian food to celebrate spring at Holi Hai festival in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Do not bring your own color; buy non-toxic color on site. Free entry.

4/30 Learn how to prevent and manage diabetes at the American Diabetes Association Expo, which has health screenings, cooking demonstrations, experts, and exhibitors in the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Free.

4/30 Play classic low-tech games like stickball, hula hoop, pogo stick, and yo-yo. Bring a helmet & parent with ID for skateboard, bikes, and skates at Street Games in Thomas Jefferson Park in Harlem. Free.

4/30 – 5/15, 2016 (weekends) Spring Crafts on Columbus features 100 juried artists near the American Museum of Natural History. Free.

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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16 Year Old Artist Henri Reed’s Debut Exhibition at Lux Contemporary

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Lux Contemporary, the newest Chelsea gallery adjacent to Rolls Royce New York, will launch “Henri’s World,” a new solo exhibition by 16-year-old LA-based emerging artist, Henri Reed, on view from Friday, April 19th –  Sunday, May 19th at 270 11th Avenue in New York.

The gallery’s owner and renowned celebrity art dealer, Emanuel Friedman, will host an Invite-only artist reception on Thursday, April 18th from 5pm – 8pm. Expected attendees will include a selection of celebrities and pro athletes, who are collectors of Henri’s works.

Henri, who has already created buzz across the country with collectors in L.A., N.Y., Chicago and Miami, including Babyface, will also make his New York City debut as the featured artist at the New York International Auto Show at the Javits Center, where he has created “Year of the Draggin.” More than a painting, the work serves as a tribute to the thrill of drag racing and the spirited culture surrounding it, set in the Year of the Dragon.

Named to honor the enduring appeal of drag racing, this piece captures the essence of a timeless passion. While it fits into a show centered around cars, its significance goes beyond any specific moment in time. Instead, it invites viewers to experience the exhilaration of speed and competition, regardless of when they encounter it. As one admires “Year of the Draggin,” they’re not just looking at a painting—they’re feeling the pulse of a culture that spans generations. And while its creation may be rooted in a particular year, its impact promises to resonate far into the future, leaving viewers to wonder which era of drag racing it truly represents. The work will be spotlighted at the Manhattan Motor Cars booth, spotlighting all the biggest exotic brands like Rimac, Koenigsegg, Bugatti, Bentley, Porsche, Lamborghini and more.

The “Henri’s World” exhibit will take over Lux Contemporary’s gallery space, highlighting over a dozen impactful, large-scale canvases and wood works. The young artist’s highlighted works will include Completa, a work made of two weathered planks of wood that were lying around for weeks in Henri’s studio. He knew he wanted to use them and brought them together, aligning them side by side. With pencil in hand, he began to sketch, treating them not as separate entities but as a unified whole. This piece quickly became the artist’s favorite in the collection. Its significance extends beyond mere materiality, reflecting a profound truth about human connections. When we view others as individuals, we may see only their vulnerabilities. But when we come together, our collective strengths shine forth, overshadowing our weaknesses. “Completa” embodies this essence—the beauty of unity, the power of togetherness.

High on Heels, a depiction of the timeless bond between a loyal canine and its skeletal walker, going beyond life and death. The dog’s love and loyalty shine through, while the walker’s bones remind us of life’s fleeting nature. Yet, together, they show us that love can endure forever. One Million Dollar, a recreation of the dollar bill with a Henri spin pays homage to his brother with his favorite color being green and his birthday spotlighted within the piece. On April 17th, Henri will also be appearing as the featured artist at the New York Stock Exchange’s private gallery collection. He is the youngest artist to be shown in the gallery. The collection is curated by world-famous trader and extensive collector, the “Einstein of Wall Street”, Peter Tuchman. The NYSE’s gallery is seen by world leaders, business titans and foreign dignitaries.

“I paint with shadows and whispers, leaving clues for those who dare to decipher the riddles hidden in plain sight,” said Henri.

Henri’s artistic career began at the age of 14 when he found an old wooden crate in his family’s garage and asked his father if he could use it. Before his parents returned from their dinner that evening, Henri had dismantled the crate and finished an original piece using materials from around the house.  A local collector saw a photo of the piece on Henri’s Instagram and immediately commissioned Henri for a new piece for his own home.  Within the next week, Henri began selling artwork to collectors, including Hollywood celebrities, music stars, and business leaders.

In February 2024, Henri was signed by New York City’s Lux Contemporary Gallery, which has featured works by Banksy, KAWS, Daniel Arsham, Brendan Murphy, Mr. Brainwash, Enrique Cabrera, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Jonty Hurwitz, Robert Indiana, Jeff Koons, Robert Longo, Takashi Murakami, King Saladeen and Hunt Slonem. Henri is the first emerging artist that the gallery has represented.

Henri’s World will be on view from Friday, April 19th – Sunday, May 19th at Lux Contemporary at 270 11th Avenue in NY, adjacent to Rolls Royce New York.

Exhibition hours are Mondays -Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM; Sunday: Closed and by appointment.

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Playwright Mario Fratti’s Art for Sale

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Paintings and illustrations from the art collection of the Broadway show “Nine’s” playwright and critic Mario Fratti is for sale at Jadite Gallery on 10th Avenue.

Fratti was not just a playwright, educator and theater critic with the OCC and Drama Desk, but an art collector.

Fratti was born in L’Aquila, Italy on July 5, 1927. In 1962, he presented his one-act play Suicido at the Festival dei Due Mondi in Spoleto and Lee Strasberg, a guest of the festival, was impressed by his work and invited him to stage it at the Actors Studio. He moved to New York in Hell’s Kitchen in 1963 and worked as a professor at Columbia University and Hunter College, where he was named Professor Emeritus of Italian Literature. Fratti is best known for writing the adaptation of Federico Fellini’s and further developing the musical NINE with Maury Yeston, that opened in 1982 and went on to win five Tony Awards.  Mario died last year at the age of 95.

The exhibit and sales at Jadite Gallery, follows the auction of some of Fratti’s collection. The most expensive piece is on diplay in the gallery’s window, Homage to Mario Fratti by Italian artist David Grazioso  $750. “Prices range from $75—the average is around $200. The sale of these pieces will fund the transposition and translation of newly discovered manuscripts.

Artwork from the Collection of Mario Fratti is on show at Jadite Gallery at 660 10th Avenue (between W46/47th St) until April 13. Opening hours are noon-6pm Tuesday to Saturday.

The art has been entrusted to trusted friend Roland Sainz and Jadite Gallery by renowned theater director and his daughter Valentina.

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Midnight Moment Presents Life Forms

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Each midnight this April, Times Square’s screens become a portal into New York-based artist Tricia McLaughlin’s Life Forms, a humorous fantasy world filled with hard working mutant creatures who toil around the clock constructing an endless city. As these glassy-eyed creatures called “Phantasmachina” mount buildings and scale sidewalks, a threatening figure starts to approach. Undeterred, the organisms continue their Sisyphean task.

Crafted through painting and  3D animations, these life forms are inspired by biotechnology, prosthetics and the exploration of mutation. Striving to anthropomorphize geometry, McLaughlin imbues her community with not only emotions but also a sense of social responsibility.

A recorded musical score by David B. Smith and Omar Zubair will accompany McLaughlin’s Midnight Moment presentation on April 5, 2024 on Duffy Square.

Life Forms is presented in conjunction with McLaughlin’s exhibition phantasmachina, showcasing drawings, paintings and animations sponsored by En Foco at WallWorks Gallery in the Bronx, NY, from April 6–30, 2024. In addition, TFLR Contemporary will present an online exhibition of McLaughlin’s work, Out of the Abyss, from April 1–30, 2024.

Tricia McLaughlin is a physical and digital media artist exploring the transformative effects of technology on nature with unexpected consequences. Mutant creations where function follows form stem from McLaughlin’s intuitive repurposing of robotics, biotechnology, and aeronautics. As McLaughlin explains her process, “each painting and drawing begins as a collection of random marks on a page, allowing my subconscious mind to guide the initial creation. As the artwork develops, I start to see patterns and shapes arranging the chaos. Then I refine and define these elements, gradually transforming the initial marks into living, mechanical beings and/or structures.” Paintings are inserted into animation, 3D-designed constructions inspire paintings.

TFLR CONTEMPORARY is a gallery dedicated to exhibiting emerging and mid-career artists, both in the US and abroad. Exhibitions and curatorial projects are planned throughout the year in various venues and online platforms.

En Foco, Inc. presents U.S.-based photographers and digital imaging artists, focusing on women and people of African, Asian, Latino, Native American, and Pacific Islander heritage. Through exhibitions, workshops, events, and publications, it provides professional recognition, honoraria, and assistance as they grow into different stages of their careers.

The phantasmachina exhibition is co-presented by En Foco, Inc. and WallWorks Gallery, South Bronx, NYC.

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Tony Bennett Auction Exhibition at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco

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Tony Bennett: A Life Well Lived,” exclusive exhibition opening at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, California, celebrating the legendary life and career of the iconic pop jazz vocalist before its two-day auction event by Julien’s Auctions taking place April 18th and Friday, April 19th, 2024 at Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame in Jazz at Lincoln Center. The free public exhibition opens April 8th and runs through April 10th (10am-6pm daily).The Fairmont San Francisco and Mr. Bennett have enjoyed a special relationship for decades. Mr. Bennett first performed his hit “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” in the Venetian Room at the hotel in 1961. The Fairmont San Francisco has had the honor and pleasure of welcoming Mr. Bennett and his family to the hotel for decades. The hotel also touts a special Tony Bennett suite that pays homage to his career and features several pieces of his artwork.Highlights of the exhibition include artifacts pertaining to the American songbook master’s life and career with his special link to San Francisco such as a San Francisco cable car bell award presented to Bennett for his instrumental role in saving the city’s iconic cable car system in the 1980s; a San Francisco Giants jacket worn by Bennett as the Texas Rangers faced the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series in San Francisco, California, October 27, 2010 and his white personalized “Bennett” San Francisco Giants jersey; his original “Landscape San Francisco” watercolor painting; as well as record awards, a Grammy nomination plaque for his iconic hit, “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” and more.

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Rachel Rubenstein: Textures Tell a Tale Of Fascinating Distress

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Some things bright and charming are beaming through the early spring drizzle of the lower east side this month. Adjacent to the the damp daffodils of Allen Street’s center median please find Rachel Rubenstein’s sunny Californian canvases that therapeutically manage to make stress look quite appealing.

Beckoning from within FORMah Gallery, Rubenstein pressed then ripped, drizzled then dried. Scraped, then layered. Glazed and gelled and then layered again something sparkly here, then something gritty there. So many layers! Layers of benign linen in even strips, roughly pulled. Ripped canvas ribbons deliberately placed. Flying Irish pennants belying carelessness with concentrated effort.

But it is Rubenstein’s lilting use of color that, Siren like, calls the eye forth in gentle, soothing transitions only to become hopelessly ensnared in her seemingly endless textures. Happily, these are uplifting palettes, for the most part. The canvases are intermittently shimmering and evocative of a rosy dawn, a moody sea, a golden sunset, a turquoise lagoon, so smoothly massaged are the bridges of her hues.

As a whole, the show feels very Malibu. That is, an overarching breezy west coast ease that requires closer inspection to notice the relentless micro-efforts-over-time involved in its creation.

However, one particular canvas hits differently, this one strikingly evocative of a city scape. “Time And Love And You” is like graffiti and neon crayoned over brick with Fisher-Price abandon. Three isolated shapes in stark primary colors. Implying perhaps sun, water, earth in a chunky, urban visual haiku.

“Time And Love And You”

It was our least favorite of the delightful show, like tearing away from the Pacific Coast Highway onto the 405. Perhaps because of its deliberate visual break from the otherwise seamless collection, this canvas had an outsider feel all its own. And thus becomes the most impactful piece in the entire display.

FORMah Gallery

CONNECTED TO ALL THAT IS Rachel Rubenstein
FORMah Gallery
On view through April 13, 2024

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