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Follow Francis Morrone, Time + Leisure's World’s Greatest Tour Guide, as he shares the unheard history and wicked anecdotes of New York’s past. We’ll look at the history of the square itself and of the countless artists and writers who have lived in the blocks surrounding it, including Edward Hopper, Willa Cather, Dawn Powell, Marcel Duchamp, and Bob Dylan. We’ll also talk about MacDougal Alley and the creation of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Provincetown Playhouse, the history of Village coffee houses, and the Bleecker Street Cinema.
The Art Students League of New York will honor internationally renowned artists Ai Weiwei and Greg Wyatt at its 2014 Hall of Fame Gala at the Metropolitan Club (1 East 60th Street, NY, NY) on October 9th. Since its founding in 1875, League artists from Frederick Remington and Norman Rockwell, to Georgia O’Keeffe, Jackson Pollack, Louise Bourgeois, and Cy Twombly, have shaped the course of art around the world. Ai and Wyatt, contemporary League artists, continue that tradition today.
In celebration of the Rameau year, Grammy®-nominated harpsichordist Jory Vinikour performs an all-Rameau recital at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. A wine and cheese reception will follow the performance.
The HAWT™2014 Inaugural Fashion Show, Harlem HAWT™Couture will be presented on Thursday, October 9th, 7PM – 10PM, at the East Harlem oasis, The Urban Garden Center, under the Metronorth on 116th Street and Park Avenue, NYC
Escape Music Festival (www.escapemusicfest.com) is a two-day indie rock and electronic music festival. It will make its debut October 11-12 at Pier 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y., and feature 30 performances over the course of both days to an audience of more than 16,000 people.
The Cathedral welcomes poets Marilyn Hacker, Deema Shehabi, Lawrence Joseph, Khaled Mattawa, and more for a reading on October 14, spotlighting the diversity of Arab and Arab- American literary achievement and necessity of cross-cultural exchange and understanding in our uncertain world.