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nick walker-heart vandal-ludlow delancey street-lower east side-untapped cities-nyc-1Nick Walker’s “Heart Vandal” stencil on Ludlow Street and Delancey Street.

Monday, February 10: Celebrate the Staten Island Ferry’s centennial with this exhibit at the Staten Island Museum, commemorating the peaceful and FREE rides of the past 100 years.

Tuesday, February 11: Register for a free presentation by Barry Benepe, the co-founder of New York City’s Greenmarket program. He will discuss the history and development of several iconic open air farmers markets in and around Greenwich Village.

Wednesday, February 12: Graffiti 101 at the Museum of the City of New York takes a look at NYC street art in the 1970s and 1980s.

Thursday, February 13: Join Agora Gallery in Chelsea for the opening reception of Art From the Heart, an evening of dashing exhibits in which 10% of Agora’s proceeds from the sale of artwork will be donated to The Children’s Heart Foundation. The Center for Architecture presents Considering the Quake: Seismic Design on the Edge, which explores the elegant, and oftentimes elusive intersection between the aesthetics of architectural form and the technicality of structural design, through the lens of earthquake engineering. Finally, here’s your invite to Celebrating Dominican Folkloric Music at City College of New York, presented by Yván Dominguez, a look at the development and influence of Dominican cultural music in and around Washington Heights.

Friday, February 14: (Valentine’s Day!) The Poetry Brothel presents Between the Sheets: a most intimate encounter between the sheets with the poet of your choosing. Let the warmth of a poem wash this winter away. Here’s what the Poetry Brothel is all about.

Saturday, February 15: Museum of the City of New York kicks off their I ♥ City Museum Weekend, with tons of events including: In Love in New York: From Wharton & Whitman to Craigslist readings, Gilded New York printmaking classes, and much much more. Here is the full lineup.

Sunday, February 16: Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art is an ongoing exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem that chronicles the emergence and development of black performance art over three generations, presenting a rich and complex look at this important facet of contemporary art. The exhibition comprises more than 100 works by some 36 artists.

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