The Coney Island Mermaid parade returns, The Typewriter Project launches, and a new exhibit at Storefront for Art and Architecture opens.
Monday June 15th
The Typewriter Project arrives in Tompkins Square Park, a project of The Poetry Society of New York, The Poetry Brothel, and the New York City Poetry Festival. There will be a series of interactive literary art installations—small, wooden shelters just big enough for a seat, desk, and typewriter—which invite passersby to join in a citywide linguistic exchange.
This upcoming week in New York City features our tours to Execution Rocks Lighthouse and Island, Hudson Square in 3D festival, the Chelsea Music Festival, and a tour of the Woolworth Building.
The Northside Film Festival begins gives emerging filmmakers a platform to showcase their work to new audiences. Festivities will continue from Northside all week, with Williamsburg Walks art installment June 13-14, Northside Music Festival June 11-14 and the Northside Innovation conference.
For the ambulatory enthusiasts, sign up for the Elastic City participatory walk workshop, which engages 12 participants on a five day, 3-hour-a-week walk through the sights, sounds, and experiences of the city.
Founded by the New Museum and now in its third edition of the biennial, Ideas City open its doors today, May 28th, with this years theme “The Invisible City.” Through May 30th, the Ideas City Festival will host conferences, debates, workshops, performances and architectural and artistic interventions. In keeping with the theme, they will be exploring questions of transparency, surveillance, and citizenship in a quest for visibility in the city. The event launched this morning with a livestream of the festival, broadcasting the discussions from The Great Hall at Cooper Union.
This upcoming week in New York City seems to truly mark the beginning of summer, with the return of Governors Ball, Figment art festival, Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park, Belmont Stakes, and Discovery Day at Staten Island.
In partnership with The Eternal Space, a play about an untold story of the destruction of Penn Station, we have added another slot of our special tour of the remnants of Penn Station on May 31st with Tamara Agins, tour guide, project manager at NYC Department of City Planning, and author of our popular article on the Secrets of Grand Central and Justin Rivers, playwright of The Eternal Space.
Sign up for the advance notice list for our summer tour here:
Weaving in moments from the play, which features over 1,000 never before published photographs of the station by renown photographers Norman McGrath, Peter Moore, and Aaron Rose, along with the work of railroad aficionados Alexander Hatos, an employee of Pennsylvania Railroad and Ron Ziel, a railroad historian, the tour will also cover the past, present and future plans for the central transportation hub in New York City, accompanying a hunt for the remaining pieces of the grand McKim, Meade & White station.
A portion of the tickets supports The Eternal Space, which has been previewed at The Center for Architecture. The event includes an optional drink afterward and conversation with the tour leaders and The Eternal Space creator at Tracks bar in Penn Station, which has some remnants of its own.
Rooftop Films Returns, photo via CUArts
Monday is Memorial Day, so there’s a lot going on with the kick-off to summer in NYC. Begin with an Ice Cream Social Run on Roosevelt Island and end with our popular tour of the remnants of Penn Station (tickets still available for one tour slot).
Start off the summer right with an NYCRUNS 5K or 10K race around Roosevelt Island which ends with an ice cream social.
Then, hit up the Might Get Weird Party from creative Brooklyn DJ collective the Deep, with early open bar from one of our favorite local distillies, Owney’s rum. RSVP to email@example.com to get the still-undisclosed location.