The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week will take place November 14 – 25, 2013. Latin American Culture Week facilitates performances by many institutions and artists throughout New York City. Presentations consist of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts influenced by the diverse cultures of Latin America. Participants: American Symphony Orchestra, the World Music Institute, Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Instituto Cervantes, Americas Society, Brazilian Endowment for the Arts, Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, and Repertorio Español.
The first annual Korean Restaurant Week in the New York City comes to an end this weekend, Sunday, November 3. Korean Restaurant Week NYC features several restaurants throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn and even parts of Northern New Jersey. Participating restaurants throughout the NYC metro area will be offering different deals all week, ranging from prix fixe menus, Korean BBQ packages, meal discounts and special dish offerings.
For more information and a list of restaurants, click ish.
MoMA PS1, Flavorpill and EmblemHealth are collaborating to offer a free yoga class on Saturday, September 28, 11am – 1pm. The class will be held at the VW Dome at MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue (Long Island City). The class is being conducted by the inspiring Rima Rabbath and will be followed by a tai chi class led by the Thomas Droge. Beginners and pros alike are welcome. Complementary Vita Coco, Balance Water, and KIND bars. Free yoga mat for the first 250 guests.
Printed Matters presents the eighth annual NY Art Book Fair, where you can find artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people. Opening night is on Thursday,September 19, 6pm – 9pm. Location: MoMa PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue at 46th Avenue, Long Island City.
I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Here are some ISH events you can still attend this weekend, August 23 – 25, before the summer officially comes to a close. Follow the info links for each event.
“You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far.” – B.I.G.
Join 5 Pointz, DJ Kool Herc and legendary graffiti artists as they celebrate 40 years of Hip Hop on Sunday, August 11, 5pm – 7pm. 5 Pointz, popularly known as NYC’s graffiti mecca, has served as the epicenter of the graffiti scene and has provided aerosol artists an outlet to legally express themselves. Location: 45-46 Davis St, Long Island City.
Kool Herc, also known as Clive Campbell, is a Jamaican-born American DJ who is credited with originating hip hop music in the early 1970s in The Bronx, NYC.
On Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11, the 22nd Annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is coming to NYC. This much anticipated world-class, multicultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances and an ethnic food court. With over 170 teams and 2,000+ participants competing from around the world. This year the event will celebrate the “Year of the Rabbit.” Location: Flushing Medows Park, Queens. Free.
Looking for a leisurely, artsy activity this weekend? Visit Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. Socrates Sculpture Park is the only site in the New York Metropolitan area specifically dedicated to providing artists with opportunities to create and exhibit large-scale sculpture and multi-media installations in a unique outdoor environment that encourages strong interaction between artists, artworks and the public. Bring kids. Free.
Fruitvale Station — winner of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award — is an independent film written and directed by Ryan Coogler. It’s based on the true story of Oscar Grant, a young man who was killed by a BART police officer in Oakland, CA. Starring Michael B. Jordan, popularly known for his role as Wallace on The Wire. In NYC theaters now.