Monday, June 14, 2010


Summer celebrates music in the city with pianos throughout the Big Apple. Just for the fun of it tickle the ivories FREE at different locations and take your photo or video.

Summer serenades the city with Nordic Midsummer music, a book reading al fresco, classical music in the park and artsy Warhol fun. Only in New York my friends, only in New York. Here’s the scoop!!!

Tickle the Ivories? “PLAY ME I’M YOURS” Sing for Hope, a public service organization, installs 60 upright pianos in parks and public spaces throughout New York City available FREE for public use from June 21-July 5. The public is also invited to post photos and videos of their performance at which also has a full list of locations. The 6/21 opening takes place with Make Music New York, a one-day festival of FREE concerts in public spaces throughout the city.
TRANQUILITY AND NOVELS: The Bryant Park Reading Room is the perfect solution with the best voices from the field of creative writing. Word for Word author, fashion publicist and reality TV star Kelly Cutrone, (The City & Kell on Earth), discusses her “real girls” (and boys) guide to making it in today’s world. Complimentary books, magazines and newspaper. FREE For full schedule
NORDIC MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION: Midsummer, also known as the summer solstice, is the longest day of the year, but Scandinavians know it as “the day that never ends.” It is also a day of non-stop celebration extolling the sun’s path around the earth. Scandinavia House, the Nordic Center in America invites you to its Nordic celebration, featuring music from Copenhagen based musician CallmeKat (Katrine Ottosen), Swedish guitarist Samuel Hallkvist, and Icelandic cellist Saeunn Porsteinsdottir. Monday, June 21. ($15, $12 ASF members). 58 Park Ave.
NAUMBURG ORCHESTRAL CONCERTS, begin June 22 at 7:30 pm at the Naumburg Bandshell, withThe KNIGHTS Eric Jacobsen, conductor; Jan vogler, Cello playing music by Felix Mendelssohn, Antonin Dvorak, Franz Schubert, and Morton Feldman. FREE At the Naumburg Bandshell, Concert Ground, Central Park, south of 72nd St. For full details on music
ANDY WARHOL REVISITED: Soup cans and Brillo boxes, is that what Andy Warhol was made of? Not so, if you visit the Brooklyn Museum where fans have a chance to see a long neglected body of work and the period in which Warhol was most productive. The artist’s works from the late 70s and 80s are the focus of this exhibit that reveals another side of the artist.
Ta Ta darlings: I’m off to tinkle the ivories. See you there!!! Fan mail send Polly’s Blogs: www.womendeterminedtosucceed, www.thefashionhistorianpollyguerin, www.awakenyoursleepingbeauty.

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