This week, we’ve got a well-rounded roster of events for you, spanning from sticker art to rare architecture to dance and film. Pay a visit to one of our fair city’s oft forgotten boroughs and sail the high seas on over to Staten Island for Saturday’s take over, which will transform Artist Alley into a festival of live art making, drinks, and music.
Next week, break out the picnic blanket and catch a free summer flick in Midtown’s best park, or wake yourself up with not only a coffee and fresh juice, but a raging (pre-work) dance party. Treat your architectural side to a private tour of very private sites—the newly renovated United Nations chambers or the closed-to-the-public lobby of the Woolworth building—and then finish the week off by satiating your inner modern art nerd with the contemporary abstractions of Carly Ivan Garcia.
Sticky Situation Sticker and Street Art Show
Richmond Hood Company,821 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island.
July 12, 12pm-10pm
If street art is your thing, catch the ferry to Staten Island to check this all-out battle and exhibition. Ink Monstr will be partnering with Richmond Hood Company to completely transform ARTIST ALLEY into the ultimate NY street-art gallery space. The event is free!
Suddenly Last Summer
HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival, Great Lawn, 42nd St and 5th Avenue.
July 14, 5pm.
There’s nothing like seeing a movie al fresco behind the historic New York Public Library, while surrounded by some of New York’s architectural gems and skyscrapers.
Morning Gloryville- Rave Your Way into the Day
The Brooklyn Zoo, 230 Bogart Street, Brooklyn.
July 16, 6:30am-10am.
Party hard instead of run that mile first thing in the morning at this immersive dance experience while surrounded by graffiti and mural art!
Private Tour of The United Nations Restored Chambers
United Nations, 47th Street and 1st Avenue
July 16, 5-6:45pm
AIANY invites members and non-members for a sneak peak in the newly restored chambers designed by Scandinavian architects in 1952.
Novocaine: Carly Ivan Garcia Solo Exhibition
ArtNowNY, 548 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor.
July 17, 6-8pm.
Carly Ivan Garcia’s work is a fusion of contemporary graffiti strokes with a neo-abstract expressionistic style, creating must-see modern abstract pieces.
Tour of the Woolworth Building Lobby and Cocktail Event
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway.
July 17, 7pm.
Untapped Cities is hosting a tour of the closed-to-the-public historic lobby and basement bank vault with building preservationist Lisa Swyers followed by beverages at the historic Fraunces Tavern.