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.
More details on all the best events here
- Fairy Doors Are Magically Appearing in the City: If you’re hesitant to purchase one of NYC’s multi-million dollar offerings, perhaps you’d like one of these smaller dwellings. Kidding. Untapped Cities gets to the bottom of the fairy doors that have been popping up all over city.
- A Box That Can Hold All Your Netflix: Binge viewers behold! Gizmodo spotlights a box that can hold years worth of Netflix HD video. And it’s only 100 lbs… which means you can work out before you binge view.
- A Traveling Circus Of… Architects?: Circus for Construction is bringing circus back with traveling art and architecture exhibits and Architizer tells us more about the tour.
- In the Navy: A decommissioned Navy ship has set up park in Brooklyn and will begin taking visitors this weekend. If you want to know where to learn the ropes of operating a military vessel, the Brooklyn Paper tells you where to go.
Images: Fairy Doors (left), Traveling Architecture Circus (right)