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Materials for the Arts presents MFTA Loves NYC: A Retrospective on Creative Reuse
Since 1978, Materials for the Arts (MFTA) has collected surplus materials and redistributed them, for free, to thousands of nonprofits and government agencies with arts programming. This exhibition chronicles MFTA’s history through a selection of archival catalogues, memorandums, press pieces, and photographs. The memorabilia demonstrate MFTA’s impact across the five boroughs and illustrates its potential beyond New York City as a model for creative reuse within an urban landscape. On view April 16 – June 20 in the MFTA Gallery.
New Dance Alliance @ HERE presents 29th Annual International Performance Mix Festival
New Dance Alliance’s Performance Mix Festival presents the work of over 30 artists annually in contexts ranging from traditional theater performances to site-specific installations to open-rehearsals to video screenings to artist talks. The Performance Mix Festival offers a wide range of avenues for audiences to engage in new explorations in dance, music, video and interdisciplinary performance by emerging and mid-career choreographers. Thursday-Tuesday, June 4-9, 2015.
Creative Time presents Drifting in Daylight: Art in Central Park
On May 15th, Creative Time and Central Park Conservancy unveiled Drifting in Daylight, a dreamy springtime pathway of art winding through the world’s most iconic park. Drifting in Daylight includes performative, participatory, and perceptual work by artists Spencer Finch, Alicia Framis, Nina Katchadourian, Ragnar Kjartansson, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, David Levine, Karyn Olivier, and Lauri Stallings + glo. As the centerpiece of Central Park Conservancy’s 35th Anniversary celebration, this free public exhibition aims to draw visitors into the park’s beautiful north end, much of which has been expertly restored by the Conservancy. On view Fridays & Saturdays 12-6pm through June 20, 2015.
Jefferson Market Garden presents Children’s Festival of Flowers
Jefferson Market Garden is a lush oasis in the heart of Greenwich Village, one of Manhattan's great historic neighborhoods. Join them for a day of fun, crafts, and entertainment for the whole family on Saturday, May 30, 2015.