Monday, July 12, 2010

Jazzing Up the Summer in the Big Apple (c) By Polly Guerin

Uptown/Downtown all around the town, there's never a dull moment in the Big Apple. Cultural pursuits, Matisse and Jazzy dancing in New York Harbor on Governors Island. Be there!!! Here's the scoop!!!

Ladies and sporting gents and tiny tots, too, put on your Flapper duds and sashay over to Governors Island in the heart of majestic New York Harbor. It’s the setting of a true Gatsby affair July 17th and 18th for one of summer’s best party celebrations with Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra providing swing music. Activities for all ages including food and drink plus a pie contest require pre-register sign up See the 20’s motorcar exhibition and Charleston lessons by Roddy Caravella. $10/door, children under 7 Free. A recession friendly advance admission $7. Order at: http//
Celebrate the tradition arts of India at Asia Society’s Indian Folk Art Market where master artisans will be on hand to display, demonstrate and sell their work. Block printing, tie an dye, embroidery, painting and more as you gain insight into the creative process from the artisans themselves. Sponsored by India Abroad, Indo-American Arts Council and Asia Society and Museum, Thursday July 15th-Saturday July 17th, from 1:00 PM – 4:30 daily. 725 Park Ave. at 70th St. Adm: $10
This ambitious exhibition investigates a pivotal point in the career of Henri Matisse through nearly 120 of the artist’s paintings, sculptures, drawings, and prints. The exhibit examines Matisse’s production from his return to Paris from Morocco in 1913 to his departure for Nice in 1917. Over these five years, he developed his most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic works which are reassessed as products of one of the most significant chapters in Matisse’s evolution as an artist. Opens July 18th at MOMA, Museum of Modern Art,
Way up in New York’s cultural enclave, Audubon Terrace, the Hispanic Society of America, a treasure trove of cultural lore, lures you back to see the reinstalled Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida murals, featuring 230 feet of colorful contemporary life in Spain, province by province with luminous dancers, cowboys, sheepherders, amusing market sellers and more than at first meets the eye. The Sorolla murals, all with a minimum of text, are worth the vicarious trip to Spain. FREE, 613W. 155th St. at Broadway.
Ta Ta darlings!!! Look for me doing the Charleston at the Jazz-Age Lawn Party. Fan mail welcome:
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