Arts & Crafts Festival on Upper West Side, September 21-22

Arts & Crafts Festival on Upper West Side, September 21-22

Childrens’ activities, live music, romance novel and poetry readings highlight the West Side Community Garden‘s Annual Arts & Crafts Festival, Saturday and Sunday, September 21-22, 2013 at the Garden, located on West 89th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. 
The event is free.
Artwork and crafts created by local westside artists will be for sale from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days by the garden’s 89th Street entrance. Paintings, photographs, jewelry, ceramics, quilting and limited edition clothing and more. 
Saturday, Sept. 21, family-friendly events include a free crafts workshop for children (all materials provided) from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.,a magic show at 1.p.m., and folk music singalong at 3p.m.  
On Sunday, Sept. 22, the New York String Orchestra conducted by Stephen Josephs, will present a concert on the garden green from noon until 1p.m.

From 2-4 p.m. local poets Howard Pflanzer and Rosalie Calabrese will “bookend” live readings of romance novels by members of the Romance Writers of America New York Chapter.  A booksigning and reception will follow.  
Armory Arts Week

Armory Arts Week

It’s that time of year again – Armory Arts Week – when the city celebrates its unparalleled artistic communities.

This annual fine art fair has works from over 100 international modern and contemporary fine art galleries. You can attend many other fine art fairs that are running concurrently with the Armory, including the ADAA’s Art Show, The Independent, Moving Image, and VoltaNY. There are hundreds of other free arts events happening across the city, ranging from special receptions, open studios, art tours, museum discounts, performances, panels, artist discussions and parties.

Location: Pier 92 & 94
Dates: March 7 – 10, 2013
Information: You can see all the schedules online…
http://www.thearmoryshow.com/armory_arts_week/2013.html

Arman: Cycles

Arman: Cycles

The Paul Kasmin Gallery (10th Ave @ 27th St.) is hosting an exhibit of Armand Arman’s art. The show – Cycles – runs through to April 6, 2013.

Arman fashioned unusual, provocative art out of everyday items – sneakers with bright red laces, charred violins encased in plexiglass, automobiles in concrete – that sometimes created disturbing commentaries on society’s excesses … but mostly were just plain funny.