A Toast To This Holiday Weekend In NYC!

It's that time of the year – take your barbeque out and lets make a toast! We have good reasons to keep you away from home, even if you're not a fan of fireworks. Take a look at our art events suggestions to celebrate Independence Day!

Thursday July 4th, 2013

The Met and MoMA are open today! 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art are now open seven days a week (from 10am to 5:30pm). So if you’re visiting NYC for just a few days, you can still check out The Met's "The Boxer: An Ancient Masterpiece" exhibition, which will be knocked out soon. The Museum of Modern Art isn't left behind – you can visit from 10:30am to 8pm. Our suggestion? The Rain Room!


Secret Project Robot  – "4th of July BBQ" Party – 4pm

Secret Project Robot is an experimental space focused on installation, performance, print, and community. Their event is not a secret anymore: you can celebrate 4th of July in their garden with lots of food, drinks and music. 

Jack NY – "BIPAF Opening Party" – 6pm

This Thursday, artist and gallery director Martha Wilson, famous for her role-playing and costume transformations, will perform as Barbara Bush at the opening of the Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival. The festival will run until July 28th, so don’t forget to check their calendar for all the details!

Friday July 5th, 2013

MoMA PS1 – "Ted Nelson" Lecture – 2pm [Tickets: $10]

Have you heard of the terms “hypermedia” or “hypertext”? They were created by the sociologist and philosopher Ted Nelson. The theorist of information technology will be in charge of a discussion, starting at 2pm, and a lecture, happening in sequence at 4pm. Be hyperthere or be hypersquare.

Fuchs Projects – "Frozen Gestures" Opening – 6pm

If you are looking for something more relaxed than hi-tech philosophy, you should visit Frozen Gestures. Jan Holthoff’s paintings will take you around his landscapes: light and rhythm representations from urban surroundings.

Bluestockings Bookstore – "We Come Elemental" Reading – 7pm

The award-winning author Tamiko Beyer will read poetry from her new “We Come Elemental” collection. The reading is an invitation to reconsider nature as queer and discard our long overdue gender dichotomy.

Saturday July 6th, 2013

Brooklyn Museum – "Target First Saturdays" Festival – 4:30pm

This Saturday you can enjoy this arts and entertainment program for free until 11pm. Hip hop, artist talks, performances and films are just a few of the options available. You may want to check their schedule and be ready for a busy day.

Woodward Gallery – "From The Street Up" Opening – 6pm

Eleven artists will share the same exhibition space in this show curated by Royce Bannon and Cassius Fouler. They all share an interest in producing outside of the studio and express themselves through street and/or public art. We'll be at the opening, watch out for our upcoming review!

Local Project – "Turned On" Opening – 6pm

Were you planning a kinkier Saturday evening? No problem! Curators Rebecca Memoli and Coralee Lynn Rose invite visitors to turn on their thoughts and explore the artistic depths of sexuality. Now we are talking about fireworks, right?

Article by Bel Borst