The Paparazzi Dogs in Dumbo
The month of June brings to New York City more than a dozen new outdoor art installations on top of a plethora still on view from last month. June will have you swinging at Brookfield Place, sliding on Governors Island, typing your thoughts, and examining your brain waves for your most inner thoughts. You can park-hop from Randall’s Island to Foley Square, from Prospect Park to Riverside Park, and your art-walk will take you from Coney Island to Harlem with many stops in between.
Here are thirteen art installations not to miss in New York City this June:
The Bianco circus. @Sigrid Spinnox
For just three more days at DUMBO’s St. Ann’s Warehouse, the Bianco circus by NoFit State is like no other, with steampunk styling, dangerous 35 foot drops without safety nets – and not a clown in sight. Sexy acrobats dangle above the all-standing audience, performing poetic and often jaw-dropping set pieces on high-wires, ropes and trapeze to an excellent live rock band.
The Coney Island History Project will launch the timely exhibit “50th Anniversary of Fred Trump’s Demolition of Steeplechase Pavilion” this Friday, May 28th. Untapped Cities’ tour guide, Justin Rivers, who leads our “Secrets of Coney Island Tour” says, “Like father, like son,” describing the tragic story of the historic Steeplechase amusement park, demolished by Fred Trump, the father of Donald Trump, using tactics that will seem familiar to those following the Presidential race today.
1970s-era street signs, storefronts and cars suddenly appeared in Crown Heights, Brooklyn this weekend for the upcoming film Wonderstruck, by director Todd Haynes (Carol, Far from Heaven, Mildred Pierce). The movie stars Julianne Moore and Michelle Williams and is based on the Brian Selznick novel of the same name.
Photo by Malcolm Pinckney via NYC Parks
Among New York City’s 520 miles of coastline and far from the hordes of people that crowd New York’s more popular beaches are a host of lesser known parks offering waterfront access, panoramic views, and even natural wildlife discovery. The city published a map of all of New York’s public waterfront space, but we’ve picked out some of the most interesting from each of the five boroughs. Check them out!
Today, Prospect Park introduced eight goats in the Vale of Cashmere, a herd Sue Donaghue, President of of the Prospect Park Alliance called today the “newest and most adorable addition to the landscape management crew.” These goats will be restoring woodlands damaged from recent storms, including Superstorm Sandy. Prospect Park is home to Brooklyn’s last remaining forest, and the loss of 500 trees was significant enough to warrant a $1.2 million in restoration grants for the Vale of Cashmere and Lookout Hill from the National Park Service, through the New York State Office of the Parks.