In The Absence Of Stars The Checkered Lights Of Skyscrapers

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival winding down for this year features classic films with a Warner Brothers cartoon shown first. Movie goers are encouraged to bring a blanket to sit on the lawn while enjoying good food and a movie with friends. You can’t see stars in New York City because of the lights from the… Continue reading In The Absence Of Stars The Checkered Lights Of Skyscrapers

Friendships Endure Over Many Miles And Many Years

Japanese Lantern in Sakura Park, New York City was a gift of international friendship from the city of Tokyo in 1960. A traditional lantern design it is an example of the style known as kasuga-toro, and includes a stylized lotus flower at the base of the capital, reliefs of imaginary animals, and a capstone with… Continue reading Friendships Endure Over Many Miles And Many Years

Move Over Ulysses S. Grant, Harlem’s Stopping By

Summer is in full swing in New York–so many events, so little time. Yesterday was the opening day of Harlem Week 2016 at U. S. Grant National Memorial Park on Riverside Drive. Time for fun, food fashion, music, entertainment, community outreach programs and much more; ends August 27. 

Big Bling

American sculptor Martin Puryear’s – Big Bling. Forty-foot high, temporary multi-tier structure at Madison Square Park, New York. The temporary outdoor work, part of the free contemporary art program is a multi-tier wood structure wrapped in fine chain-link fence with a gold-leafed shackle anchored near the top of the structure (referring to the ‘bling’ in… Continue reading Big Bling