The 1896 eastern North America heat wave would kill over 1,500 people — despite being one of the lesser-known events in NYC history.
On August 6, 1930, New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Force Crater disappeared, never to be seen again by the public eye.
Here are 14 of the city’s top new public outdoor art installations for August — and even a few indoors for an escape from the raging heat.
Described by residents as its “own small town within the city,” Park Slope is a lively Brooklyn neighborhood, filled with countless historic buildings, top-rated restaurants, and outdoor green spaces. Some key spots to visit today include the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Central Library branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system. Keep reading for an inside peek into one of Brooklyn’s most illustrious neighborhoods.
This summer, check out the brand new climate change-themed mini golf course, Putting Green, located on Williamsburg's Waterfront.
Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal (commonly referred to as “Port Newark” or “Port Elizabeth”) is a staple in the international shipping community, serving as a major component of the Port of New York and New Jersey.
This July, check out 12 new art installations across New York City, ranging in topic from American Sign Language to rising sea levels.
Featuring eight uniquely themed rooms incorporating optical illusions, sculptures, sound designs, and so much more, the Happy-Go-Lucky immersive art exhibit aims to spread happiness, confidence, and positivity to all its guests.
Visit The Arts Center at Governors Island for three unique art installations dedicated to promoting community, equity, and sustainability. These include Meg Webster's Wave, Onyedika Chuke’s The Forever Museum Archive_Circa 6000BCE, and Muna Malik’s participatory sculpture initiative Blessing of the Boats.
In recognition of Juneteenth’s vital historical importance, the day was recently made an official New York State Public Holiday last year in 2020. As the first year of Juneteenth’s status as a state public holiday, MANY events across New York City will be occurring to commemorate the day.