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Rockefeller Center Presents: Mexico Week: Día De Muertos at Rockefeller Center

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For the second consecutive year, “Mexico Week: Día De Muertos at Rockefeller Center” will take place from October 27 through November 2, in celebration of Mexico’s heritage and culture.

Rockefeller Center will transform into a colorful and vibrant spectacle in celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday Día de Muertos. Throughout the week, New Yorkers can engage with Mexican art, food, culture, music, and education hosted by The Consulate General of Mexico in New York City, the Mexican Cultural Institute, Museo de Art Moderno, and Rockefeller Center with generous support from Tequila Casa Dragones, American Airlines, Dos Equis, INTERprotección, and Visit Mexico USA.

All events will be free and open to the public; artwork located at Top of the Rock will be available to view for ticket holders visiting the observation deck.

 

PUBLIC ART AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER

Center Plaza will once again feature a vibrant, large scale ofrenda, an altar that honors lost loved ones, this year presented by Tequila Casa Dragones and INTERprotección with the support of Museo de Arte Moderno. The ofrenda will honor Mexican modern sculptors as presented in the book MONUMENTAL: The Public Dimension of Sculpture 1927-1979 by Pedro Reyes, which celebrates the iconic sculptural art of Mexico

The ofrenda on Center Plaza will be accompanied by two alebrijes by Cesar Menchaca: brightly colored sculptures of fantastical creatures depicting a massive jaguar and Quetzalcoatl (the feathered-serpent deity of ancient Mesoamerican culture).

At the Top of the Rock observation deck and elsewhere throughout the campus, Menchaca’s catrinas—elegantly dressed skeleton figures synonymous with the Day of the Dead—will appear as Mexican and American superstars. 

TIANGUIS MARKET ON CENTER PLAZA

Every day from 11AM to 10PM (October 28, 29, 30) and 4PM – 10PM (October 31, November 1, 2)

●        This year’s vibrant market, or tianguis, will feature

o   Authentic Mexican food and handcrafted, artisanal goods from: Philly Barbacoa, La Newyorkina, La Providencia, and more.

o  “Tequila Casa Dragones will offer education on the art of sipping, special tastings, and complimentary personalization with purchase.”

o   A public exhibition of famed artist Pedro Reyes’ new book MONUMENTAL: The public dimension of sculpture 1927-1979.

o   Select fashions that exemplify the textile legacy of indigenous and mestizo communities in Mexico from designer Carla Fernández.

For more information, please visit https://www.rockefellercenter.com/ and follow Rockefeller Center on Twitter @rockcenternycInstagram@rockefellercenter and @topoftherocknyc, and Facebook @rockefellercenternyc.

All photo’s curtsey of rockefeller center, tishman speyer

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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Events in June

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Gay Pride, Bryant Park Picnic Performances, Movie Nights, Lincoln Center Summer for the City (Midsummer Night Swing), Juneteenth, New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, Tribeca Film Festival, Free Outdoor Concerts, Museum Mile Festival, the Puerto Rican Day Parade and that’s just the beginning!

Until September 29 every summer in Times Square, NYC, TSQ LIVE showcases hundreds of artists, performers and cultural producers and this summer 80 free events hosting over a dozen incredible New York-based institutions and collectives, including Pioneer Works, NEW INC, Children’s Museum of Art, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Ailey Extension, New York Live Arts, OTA Entertainment, Soul Summit, Rash Bar, and Elsewhere.

6/1: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park New York City Opera: La Bohème

6/2: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jazzmobile: The Steven Oquendo Latin Jazz Orchestra

6/2: Billy Joel @ MSG

6/3-4: Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit atUniversity Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.

6/7 until September: Little Island  Tony and Grammy Award winners in The Glade, late night djs, drag bingo, and dance parties in The Play Ground, weekly artmaking activities for all ages and Teen Night every Friday.

6/7 – 18: Tribeca Film Festival will take place movie theatres, rooftops and various venues throughout NYC, such as the new Pier 57, Beacon Theatre, the Angelika. The premiere of Let the Canary Sing with a performance by Cyndi Lauper or The Closing Gala: A Bronx Tale, followed by a conversation with director and star Robert De Niro, producer Jane Rosenthal, and writer and co-star Chazz Palminteri.

6/8 – 8/6: Shakespeare in the Park Hamlet 

6/8: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Robin Dunn, The Lite

6/9: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Dance Heginbotham, Jennifer Muller/The Works

6/9 – 11: @ Citi Field Governors Ball Music Festival – The contemporary music festival for music lovers by music lovers. With 60+ artists of all genres across 4 stages, there is something for everyone, including delicious restaurants, food trucks and menus.

6/9 – 18: River to River Festival The festival takes place in a variety of public venues that canvas all of Downtown New York – from Chambers Street down to the southern tip of Manhattan and across the island from river to river.

6/11: National Puerto Rican Day Parade Fifth Avenue, 44th to 79th Street

6/12: Bryant Park Movie Nights  Almost Famous (2000)

6:13: Museum Mile Festival on Fifth Avenue from 84th Street to 109th Street: The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and The Africa Center.

6/14 – August: Dancing Under the Stars (formerly Midsummer Night Swing), free outdoor movies, dancing, singing, readings, celebrations, flamingos, disco ball, poetry, Mozart, concerts, crafts, Juneteenth and much more!

6/15: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Terk Lewis + Kayla Farrish

6/16: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Contemporary Dance: Soles of Duende + Josh Johnson

6/17-25: Gay Pride The Rally, The March & Pride Island. The 2023 theme is “Strength in Solidarity” and Christina Aguilera is headlining NYC Pride Island on Sunday, June 25th at Brooklyn Army Terminal. The festivities begin with Family Night and the Rally and culminate with PrideFest & The March. Other events include Pride Island and the annual Dance on the Pier, following the parade wrapping up Pride Week in a grand fireworks display.

6/16 – 18: Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19, 1865 in Galveston, Texas, which declared the ending of slavery in the USA. The three day Juneteenth in NYC festival kicks off Friday with a virtual summit, Friday night is the Celebration of Black Kings, Saturday is Festival Community Day and the festival culminates Sunday with a Parade, Fashion Show, Food trucks Field Day and more. Monday, June 19th, is a national holiday, with government, banks and post offices closed. More Info: Junteenth NY

There are dozens more Juneteenth celebrations throughout all 5 Boroughs, including BBQs, the NYC Parks Department, Seneca Village, Broadway, Lincoln Center, concerts, shows, theater and more.

6/17: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is the nation’s largest art parade where 3,000+ participants dress in hand-made costumes.

6/ 19: Bryant Park Movie Nights Amistad (1997)

6/23: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Psymon Spine, THUS LOVE, Katy Kirby

6/24: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Emerging Music Festival: Ky Vöss, Seramic, Miss Grit, Dead Tooth

6/26: Bryant Park Movie Nights Mean Girls (2004)

6/30: Picnic Performances @ Bryant Park Jalopy Theatre: Michael Daves Quartet ft. Tony Trishka, Yacouba Sissoko, Terrell King

6/30: Intrepid Museum Summer Movie SeriesPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

 

 

 

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This Weekend Life Sized Sculptures Arrive in Soho To Bring Art Back!

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Art Comes Back To Soho This Memorial Day Weekend! From May 27-30, at 382 West Broadway between Spring & Broome Streets world renowned Italian artist Sergio Furnari ,brings three of his life-size art sculptures The Rose, The Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper & The 1987 Air Stream, inside for a tour.
Sergio has hopes to keep his art on display on West Broadway through the end of Summer 2023, to encourage people to come back downtown.
The Reburished 1987 Airstream Iconic Travel Trailer, The 11 Life-Sized Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper Iron Workers Sculpture Weighing Over 1,000 Pounds and  His latest 12-Foot White Rose Sculpture Made Out of Resin and Aluminium.
Sergio Furnari, was born in Caltigirone, Sicily, and began sweeping floors in the Caltigirone Sculpting Foundry. After coming to America, at age 18, he was struck by the photograph, “Lunchtime Atop A Skyscraper”.
He began his tribute to Iron Workers honoring their work of the men who built Manhattan’s Skyscrapers.  He finished the life-sized sculpture in 2001, (before 9/11) influenced by the famous photo, “Lunchtime On A Skyscraper” from 1932.
The sculpture took on new meaning, when Iron Workers began the clean up of Ground Zero and began the re-building of Manhattan’s Skycrapers.
Sergio brought the Life Size Sculpture on the actual Iron Beam with 11 workers, each man weighing 100lbs.  He invited the workers to sit on the beam next to the sculpture to take photos on their break after working down at Ground Zero.  He gave the miniature version of the sculpture  to thank many of the workers, and even served lunch to them.
Sergio’s hope is to have the 1,100 lb statue bronzed, so it will last forever and be put in a park or somewhere downtown to make sure the legacy of the Iron Workers lives on.
Sergio has driven his sculpture to various locations all over New York City and across the Country, where millions of people have taken a photograph of his sculpture.
He has miniatures of the sculpture for sale, so people all over the world can enjoy the memories.
Please visit the website, to see video and photos of the sculptures, and his other works of art at http://www.sergiofurnari.com and on Instagram @sergiofurnariart
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Taylor Swift Exhibition Opens in NYC

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Taylor Swift’s career-spanning costume exhibition just opened at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design (MAD). On May 18, MAD Director Tim Rodgersand Board Chair Michele Cohen (with husband Marty) welcomed members and patrons for a preview of the exhibition before it opened to the public on the 20th. Guests included Susan and Larry Ach, Loreen Arbus, Christiana Baroni, Marian Burke, Patti and Michael Dweck, Alexander Hankin, Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin, as well as MAD curators Elissa Auther, Barbara Paris Gifford, and Angelik Vizcarrondo-Laboy. Television cameras whirled in a music filled electric gallery.

(BFA Madison McGaw)

Taylor Swift: Storyteller is a career-spanning look at the artistic reinventions of the 12-time GRAMMY Award–winning artist who is one of the most prolific songwriters in history.  The exhibition includes stage costumes from all her eras; the cheerleader and ballerina ensembles from the award-winning music video for “Shake It Off” (2014) to the sparkling ensemble from “Bejeweled” (2022). Concert attire by couture fashion houses including Cavalli, Gucci, Louboutin, Versace, YSL and more, are featured along with props, jewelry, ephemera, and projections of music videos. The exhibition runs through September 4, 2023. Timed tickets for the exhibition are available for $25 and include access to all Museum exhibitions. For more information, visit https://madmuseum.org/exhibition/taylor-swift-storyteller.

Alexander Hankin

Alexander Hankin, Barbara Tober

Amanda Ibrahim, Zachary Miller

Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Angelic Vizcarrondo-Laboy, Willow Holdorf

Barbara Paris Gifford, Elissa Auther

Barbara Tober, Marian Burke

Ben Strauss, Marian Burke

Bruce White, Christina Clare Ewald

Isabel Lo, Lina Hares

Jeffrey Brosa, Andy Seid, Wendy Leiser

Jeffrey Quaritius

Joey Spieczny, Alexander Hankin, Zachary Miller, Justin Grabell

Larry Ach, Susan Ach

Tim Rodgers

Sasha Nixon, Robert Lugo

Patti Dweck, Michael Dweck

Michele Cohen, Marsy Mittlemann

Marsy Mittlemann, Netta Rosin

Lucig Kebranian

 

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ETTE Taking Back Her Life From Rape and Abuse With Performance Art

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Last Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. “Whistle Blower” was co-produced by Derek Warburton.

Now you can go inside the performance that exposed who raped ETTE and the action she took to take her life back.

Sexual Violence Affects Millions of Americans

Infographic reading "Every 73 seconds an American is sexually assaulted."

Younger People Are at the Highest Risk of Sexual Violence

Infographic reads "The majority of sexual assault victims are under 30." Statistic is broken down into five age groups. 15% of sexual violence victims are 12-17, 54% of victims are 18-34, 28% of victims are 35-64, and 3% are 65+.

  • Ages 12-34 are the highest risk years for rape and sexual assault.3
  • Those age 65 and older are 92% less likely than 12-24 year olds to be a victim of rape or sexual assault, and 83% less likely than 25-49 year olds.4
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ETTE and Derek Warburton on Rape and Abuse

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On Thursday multidisciplinary, shamanic artist ETTE exposed the name of her predator and took back her life. The show was powerful, prolific and empowering. My guest Elisabeta, writer ElizaBeth Taylor and I, all felt privileged to be apart of an act so brave and true. Abuse victims should NEVER feel the way they are made to feel.

Before the main event we talked with ETTE about her abuse and how prevalent abuse is in our society.

Her co-host Derek Warburton also shared his story and why he co-produced this amazing night.

Did you know?

Before that happened T2C had a chance to see her art show entitled “Whistle Blower”.

ETTE’s art

    

Tomorrow the performance.

 

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