In Rivers presents: “Gimme some truth” A Return to Form
A collection of marks from new voices in contemporary drawing, featuring works by Lorene Taurerewa, Marcin Szprengiel, Mayuko Fujino and many more. Opening reception: Friday, June 17, 7 pm -10 pm. | In Rivers...Art Space, 165 Greenpoint Avenue.
Ongoing, through July 3
Fekishazy + Feldman + Mahler
The exhibition presents experiments in abstraction by three emerging artists of roughly the same age. Born in the early nineteen eighties, Lacey Fekishazy, Amy Feldman, and Matthew Mahler display casual yet complex and economical relationships tos material and form. Through painting and sculpture, the exhibition explores three divergent practices anchored in an invented geometry. | Art101 Now, 101 Grand Street, Williamsburg. Open Fridays — Sundays, 1 pm to 6 pm. Scan barcode for more info.
Saturday, June 18 to July 17
Joshua Spodek: Motion in Stillness (Part of the Queens Art Express)
Crossing Art gallery presents a solo exhibition of the artist’s linear zoetropes; a unique medium that transforms still images to appear animated to moving viewers. Joshua Spodek: Motion in Stillness will be the largest solo exhibition of linear zoetropes to date.
Artist Talk & Opening Reception: Saturday June 18 from 3 - 6 pm
The artist will give a talk about the work prior to the opening from 3 - 4 pm. | Crossing Art gallery, 136-17 39th Avenue (at Main Street) Ground Floor Flushing.
Ongoing, through August 14
Sung Hwan Kim: From The Commanding Heights...
Dog Video, 2006 and From the Commanding Heights… , 2007 will be on view in the galleries, where new drawings and architectural elements extend the videos into space and respond to the idiosyncratic gallery location. Summer Days in Keijo, written in 1937, 2007, will also be screened during the exhibition. Admission is by suggested donation: adults/$5 & senior and children//$2.50. | Queens Museum of Art, Flushing Meadows Corona Park. Open Wed. — Sun: 12 pm to 6 pm. Scan the barcode to see more QMA events.
Ongoing, through July 29th
Sea Worthy: The Exhibition
EFA Project Space, Flux Factory, and The Gowanus Studio Space present Sea Worthy, an exhibition and series of public screenings, performances, lectures, workshops and artist-led excursions on the water. Sea Worthy brings together artists from here and abroad – in consultation with boat builders, world-class mariners, historians, writers, activists, and ecologists – to make new work about, around, and on the waterways of New York City in the summer of 2011. The show includes installations, models, prints, drawings, photos, videos, and various other musings by artist-seafarers who generously impart their experience of the sea in order to refresh our perception of the land. For complete information on all Sea Worthy events, including workshops led by The Gowanus Studio Space and excursions led by Flux Factory, visit http://www.fluxfactory.org/projects/sea-worthy/ or scan the barcode.
HISTORY/LITERATURE Wednesday, June 22 at 6:30 pm
Brooklyn Cemeteries: Past and Present
Join the Brooklyn Historical Society for a panel discussion of two of Brooklyn’s landmarks: the Evergreens and Green-Wood cemeteries. The panel includes Rich Moylan, President of Green-Wood Cemetery, Paul Grassi, President of Evergreens Cemetery, Jeffrey Richman, author of “Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery: New York’s Buried Treasure”, and, John Rousmaniere, author of “Green Oasis in Brooklyn: The Evergreens Cemetery 1849-2008”. The museum will remain open until 7pm. This program is open to the public and free with museum admission. | Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street at Clinton Street.
Ongoing, through July 1
The Castle Exhibit
This ongoing exhibit at the Bayside Historical Society explores the origins of the Officers’ Club at Fort Totten from its design in the mid-19th century by the Army Corps of Engineers to its use as the original School of Application in 1887. Before and after photos detail the enormous task of restoring this Victorian era jewel. Admission: $3. Thursday and Friday, 10am-2pm; Saturday, 12pm-4pm; Sunday, 11am - 2pm. | Bayside Historical Society, 208 Totten Ave, Fort Totten Park. For more information call 718-352-1548 or scan the barcode.
KIDS/FAMILIES Thursday, June 16 at 3:30 pm
One World, Many Animals
Meet animals from all over the world! Pet hedgehogs, bugs, frogs, bunnies, guinea pigs and more in this interactive, live animal program for all ages. | Astoria Library, 14-01 Astoria Boulevard. Space is limited. Admission: FREE. For more information call: 718 278-2220.
Saturday, June 18 at 1:30 pm
Sign Language Storytime with Lilit
If you’ve been using any of the sign language videos for kids, you’ll love this Sign Language Storytime with Lilit Marcus, who is a CODA (child of deaf adults). She will read and sign a popular kids’ book, and children will learn a few signs so that they can follow along with her. Parent participation is welcomed and encouraged. | Word, 126 Franklin Street, Greenpoint. For more information, call Word: (718) 383 0096.
Ongoing, through July 31
American Princess Cruises
Hop aboard one of the narrated Adventure Cruises every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday beginning June 15 and running throughout the summer season. Join the original New York City Whale/Dolphin Watchers, as they head out into the Atlantic Ocean and seek out these beautiful mammals. Bring a regular camera, video camera and/or binoculars if the crew take the official whale and dolphin count. Your photos and videos can be posted on the group’s Facebook page. Admission: $25. For more information call 718-474-055 or visit americanprincesscruises.com. Time: 12:00 p.m. at Whale Dolphin Adventure Cruises Beach 169th Street Rockaway Point Boulevard.
MUSIC Friday, June 17, 2011, 5:00 to 10:00pm
Beirut and Sharon Van Etten play McCarren for the Northside Festival
Brooklyn’s favorite indie-Balkan folk outfit Beirut plays McCarren for the Northside Festival. Tickets to this OSA benefit show at McCarren on Bedford and North 12th are only $25! The third annual Northside Festival will take place throughout Williamsburg and Greenpoint, June 16-19.
Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 pm
Hot Jazz/Cool Garden Concert Series
Held every summer in the Armstrong Garden, these concerts feature traditional jazz bands that play and promote the music of Louis Armstrong. This concert will feature trumpeter Bria Skonberg. Admission: $10 includes concert a guided house tour.Louis Armstrong House Museum, 34-56 107th Street. For more information call: 718 478-8274.
Compiled by Lisa A. Fraser
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