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El Anatsui at The Armory Show, Pier 94 represented by Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Booth 507

El Anatsui at The Armory Show, Pier 94 represented by Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Booth 507

One of the most important annual art events in New York will take place this week: The Armory Show located on Piers 92 and 94 from March 5th through March 8th, with the Armory Party at The MoMA on March 4th. In addition, this is the kick-off of an entire week of exhibits by artists from all over the World in other locations throughout our City. Here are a few of the locations that make Armory Arts Week special:

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In New York City next week, check out openings from the Armory Show, a class at the Guggenheim, or spend an evening having a conversation about NYC’s Jewish comfort food.

Monday, March 2nd 

On Monday, Built by Women (BxW), an initiative that celebrates women contributions to the built environment will be kickstarting the month-long BxW NYC exhibition. The exhibition will comprise of 98 diverse sites, designed, engineered or constructed by women. At the Center for Architecture, free.

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Brooklyn Kings Theatre-Loews-NYCEDC Restoration-Untapped Cities Behind the Scenes NYC TourAll photos by Matt Lambros, After the Final Curtain

On Monday, March 16th at 6pm, we’ll be bringing guests on a special tour of the Brooklyn Kings Theatre, which just re-opened after a multi-year renovation. With so many of New York City’s theaters lost, repurposed or in a state of abandonment, it’s a real feat to have this 93,000 square foot theater open again to the public. Moreover, photographer and Untapped Cities columnist Matt Lambros from After the Final Curtain has been documenting the theater since before the restoration until now. Here are some before and after images, showing what visitors can see on our Behind the Scenes NYC tour, led by Christina de Rose, NYCEDC Senior Vice President who led the project and Matt Wolf, Executive Director of Kings Theatre. Get tickets here.

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Untapped Cities is excited to announce the Behind the Scenes NYC Tour Series in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to provide special access to some of the city’s most exciting development projects. Over the next six months, a monthly tour will bring Untapped Cities readers and New Yorkers to projects such as the newly renovated Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, raw spaces at the Brooklyn Army Terminal untouched for 40 years, the Hunts Point Produce Market, the Harlem Corn Exchange Building, and Staten Island’s North Shore.

The tours will be led by NYCEDC experts who have spearheaded the redevelopments, as well as the community partners for the projects, offering insider insight into the past, present and future of these sites.

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In New York City next week, February 23rd to March 1st, check out a book talk with Abandoned NYC, learn about design with IKEA, see what’s new at NYU Tisch’s Fusion Film Festival and more.

Monday, February 23rd

Join former war correspondent Tom Squitieri in a conversation about his experiences reporting from conflict zones such as Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia in Film at 11‘s third monthly salon ‘Will “Never Again” Happen Again?’. The event will take place at 6:30pm at The Paname Restaurant, $10 entry.

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For the week of February 16th to 22nd, check out off-limits architecture tours, interactive exhibitions and an Art Deco Mardi Gras party.

Monday, February 16th

Join the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation in a book reading where murder meets history at “Shadows on Bleeker Street.” In the novel, after a rare book signed  by legendary abolitionist Frederick Douglass is stolen, Professor Jeff Gardner joins a  Bleecker Street literary  walking tour, which he feels will enable him to recover the book—and  trap the killer of Jeff’s  colleague, who had discovered the Douglass book. The event is taking place at HB Playwrights Theatre from 6-8 pm. Although the event is free you must RSVP.

The Westminster Kennel Club 139th Annual Dog Show comes to Madison Square Garden is hosting thetonight. Gates open at 6 pm.

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