Another summer weekend is upon us and we can’t wait to get out the office and into the city. This weekend Manhattan’s Summer Streets is back, and New Yorkers are invited to stroll (or bike) up and down Park Avenue, which will not only be closed to moving traffic, but jam packed with countless activities, music and food the whole way through. And if you decide to take this car-free jaunt, be sure to check out Ewerdt Hilgemann’s sparkling sculptures along the pedestrian median.
Once you’ve got your fair share if sunshine, head on over to the AIA NY’s happy hour and mingle with architects and their fans. If art is more your thing, get to know Newark’s public art community and their ideas over drinks at the NeWWalls mixer. And finally, for graffiti art and heady assemblages pay visits to the exhibitions at Tabla Rasa Gallery and Pioneer Works in Red Hook—the latter followed with a wild after party, of course.
Ewerdt Hilgemann “Moments in a Stream” on Park Avenue
52nd to 67th Streets on Park Avenue
August to October
Get an eyeful of free sculpture while taking a stroll down Park Avenue. Seven site specific sculptures make up Hilgemann’s Moments in a Stream, made from a unique vacuum process.
NeWWalls Newark Launch and Community Mixer
744 Broad Street, Newark, NJ
August 15, 5-8pm
Join the Newark Downtown District and the NewWalls team for a creative community mixer with creative presentations. Libations and food will be provided by local restaurants.
Cocktails and Conversation: Alan Brake & Ken Smith, FASLA
Center for Architecture
August 15, 6:30 – 8:30
Central Park to Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 16, 7am-1pm
Take back the streets and experience all of Manhattan as the city shuts down Park Avenue to host a bevy of pedestrian-friendly events!
Outside, Inside- A Detour From Graffiti and Street Art
Tabla Rasa Gallery, 244 48th Street, Brooklyn
August 16, 6-8:30 pm
Curated by Alan Ket, this exhibition features work by a roster of artists who create work both on the street and in the studio.
Daily Operations: Work by Kenan Juska
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street, Brooklyn
August 17, 3-11 pm
Artist and co-founder of the radio program and DJ collective Chances with Wolves, Kenan Juska, shares his found object collages, followed by an after party!