Monday, June 25, 2012
SUMMER DIVERSIONS SIZZLE IN NYC(c) By Polly Guerin
MOMA’S SCULPTURE GARDEN Chill out and take a summertime break and while away the hours in a Summergarden. Music returns to MOMA’s Sculpture Garden with annual FREE entertainments that make summer in the city cool as a breeze for four Sunday evenings beginning July 8th. A tradition since 1971, Summergarden is part of MOMA’s long history of presenting contemporary classical music in collaboration with The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center. Members of the New Juilliard ensemble, under the artistic direction of Joel Sachs, perform on July 8 and 22, offering two distinctive programs of contemporary compositions, all of which are receiving their New York premiere. Jazz at Lincoln Center has selected two leading jazz groups whose concerts on July 15 (Yosvany Terry Quintet) and July 29 (Vijah Lyer Trio) emphasize original works, each with one world premiere. Arrive early for best seating. Doors open at 7 p.m., concerts begin at 8 p.m. MOMA at 11 West 53rd Street.
LUNCH HOUR NYC Chill out at the NYPL!!! Work-obsessed, time-obsessed, and in love with ingenious new ways to make money, New York City reinvented lunch in its own image. Experience the story of the clamor and chaos of lunchtime in New York in the New York Public Library’s new FREE exhibition, Lunch Hour NYC in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd St. main branch. The exhibition, which includes more than 200 item, focuses on different types of lunchtime experiences, from early power brokers inventing what they didn’t yet call the “power lunch” to local charities establishing a three-cent school lunch to visitors with guidebooks thronging Times Square to eat lunch at the Automat. Highlights include caricatures from the walls of Sardi’s, the celebrated restaurant in the theater district to selection from the Library’s world-renowned menu and cookbook collections. Don’t miss a restored section of an original Automat. June 22-Feb. 17, 2013 and after the exhibition be sure to stop by Fishs Eddy pop-up gift stop in Astor Hall.
RESORT FASHIONS The formality of fashion collections marked Resort 2012-13 lets designers focus primarily on the clothes without worrying about the grander aspects of megashows which take place under the tents in Damrosch Park Spring and Fall and it gives designers to take liberties, and often on their own terms to present elsewhere. All the resort presentations took place during the first two weeks of June which continues to end of June and if you have been watching the newspaper reports the fashions featured gives you a good idea of what to expect for next summer. Diana von Furstenberg turned her resort collection into a cross country tour, New York skyscrapers, Elvis and the California sky influenced the cloths including a dress in a hot-air balloon print.
MERCI, CHANEL A note of information and entreaty to well-intentioned mis-users of the Chanel trademark. “Although our style is justly famous, a jacket is not ‘a Chanel jacket’ unless it is produced by Chanel, Inc. And please don’t use such tributes as “Chanel-issime, Chanel-ed, Chanels and Chanel-ized.’ Please Don’t, our lawyers positively detest them.
!ARCHITECTURE LAID BARE Author Robert Brown Butler wants to set the record straight and describes how you can better your life with better architecture in a 458-page reference that includes rich drawings. In the chapter ‘Shades of Green,’ he further explains green architecture and gives advice on how to articulate your architectural aspirations more clearly, reducing hours of paid consultation. A layman’s book it is a ‘must read’ for would be home owners. Check out his website architecturelaidbare Available on Amazon.
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