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DECEMBER 11. SITE VISIT/FIELD TRIP TO A (GREEN) PASSIVE HOUSE CONSTRUCTION SITE. NY City Architect Chris Benedict, R.A., will walk us through the construction site of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizen Council’s 100% affordable housing development will explain Passive House construction standards and the principles of super insulation, tight building and apartment construction, reducing thermal bridging, and heat recapture/exchange. Passive House construction may be accomplished at the same costs as general construction methods and save from 70% to 90% of standard energy usage. We will also get a chance to understand up-close all the building systems, proper installation, maintenance & repair, including the Passive House (Green) aspects of the building envelope, mechanical, electrical, heating and heat recapture & redistribution, cooling and plumbing systems, orientation, etc. Please note new class time and location. This class will meet promptly at 10:45am at the site: 803 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn. REGISTER FOR DETAILS: http://www.nycharities.org/eve nts/EventLevels.aspx? ETID=6563. COST: Single sessions (admits 1): $30.
Since 2010, Bryn Cohn and Artists has been a pioneer of artistic innovation and pushing boundaries within the contemporary dance world. Join us as we take dance out of the theater and into one of the Lower East Side’s most cutting edge art galleries. We invite you to an intimate evening featuring dance installation, a sneak preview of our latest work, music, drinks, fine art and an opportunity to connect to the artists that comprise this company. Inspire and be inspired with Bryn Cohn and Artists, and support the thriving artistic community in New York City in an experience to be remembered.
The Maysles Documentary Center in association with Zero Point Zero Production and The New York Society for Ethical Culture is proud to present a conversation about film and food with Anthony Bourdain and Albert Maysles, featuring special guest Marcus Samuelsson. We will feature clips from legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles' genre defining work in film, and Emmy award winning chef, author and travel journalist Anthony Bourdain's Part's Unknown television series. Join us as the two speak about the art of auteur filmmaking, serendipitous dining, and how cameras connect diverse peoples around the globe. All proceeds to benefit the Maysles Documentary Center.
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Rafal Olbinski, internationally acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest living Surrealist painters, will be exhibiting at two new galleries in SoHo. Studio Vendome is located in architect Philip Johnson’s Urban Glass House at 330 Spring Street. It is featuring 30 larger Olbinski oils on canvas. The second gallery, Studio Vendome Projects, is located at 30 Grand Street and is exhibiting 13 smaller- formated oils on canvas. The shows will run from December 11, 2013 to January 11, 2014. The show’s curator, Peter Hastings Falk, points out that Olbinski was recently elected to the “Rediscovered Masters” exhibition series by an Art Advisory Board composed of distinguished museum directors, curators, historians, and critics. A hardcover book, The Virtue of Ambiguity, is being published for the exhibition and will be released at the opening reception to be held on Wednesday, December 11th from 6-9 pm. Profusely illustrated, the book includes essays by the renowned art critic Robert C. Morgan and Olbinski’s biographer, Izabela Gabrielson.
As the man who directs the entirety of the Second Avenue Subway construction project, Program Executive Bill Goodrich will present an overview of subway construction progress in 2013. The presentation will highlight construction milestones achieved in 2013 and anticipate milestones that MTA Capital Construction expects to achieve in the coming year. This event is part of the CIC’s evening public programming series.