Art: 5 Pointz – Long Island City


5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, may be coming to a close. For years, 5 Pointz has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to “legally” express themselves. However, developer/landowner, David Wolkoff, plans to convert the towers into residential buildings.

For more information on the closing and redevelopment, here’s a video. To book a tour, click ish.

Art: Punk Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum


Punk Fashion is being celebrated at the Metropolitan Museum this summer. The exhibition, on view from May 9 through August 14, 2013, examines punk’s impact on high fashion from the movement’s birth in the 1970s through its continuing influence today.

For more information, click ish.

Art: Bushwick Open Studios, May 31 – June 2


Bushwick Open Studios (BOS) is a three day arts and culture festival that celebrates the community’s vibrant art scene with the goal of fostering dialogue and collaboration between local artists and residents. The festival, now in its seventh year, is hosted by the volunteer organization Arts in Bushwick (AiB) and is free and open to the public.

For a participating gallery listing, click ish.

Music: Mariachi Band at the Brooklyn Museum


This Saturday, June 1, the Brooklyn Museum presents free entertainment from 5pm – 11pm. This month’s theme is Life, Death, and Transformation in the Americas. Enjoy New York’s only all-female mariachi band, Mariachi Flor de Toloache, as it performs a modern take on traditional mariachi, blending sounds from the United States, Puerto Rico, Germany, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Egypt, Mexico and Argentina.

For more information and a complete performance line-up, click ish.