Ah, Brooklyn: City of Romance, City of Light. Or at least, it will be this weekend (The second part. The first part totally depends how excited about contemporary art you are). For NYC’s contribution to the Nuit Blanche project — which started as an art all-nighter in Paris 10 years ago and now takes places in cities across the world — our little Greenpoint will be transformed into a free nighttime marathon of public art set against the Manhattan skyline. From 6pm Saturday through 1am Sunday, “Bring to Light” will feature a menagerie of site-specific installations by emerging and established artists. The 50+ participants will “re-imagine public space and civic life” through light, sound, performance, and projection, giving you a glimpse at the city like you haven’t seen it before. Bonus: the festival’s arranged to keep the East River Ferry running every 15 minutes ‘till around midnight for a much-appreciated alternative to the G. Have you taken that thing yet? Do it! Waterways are the future.
Jobs in the service industry aren’t easy, what with the need to deal with whiny people all the time, and having to make a living off what’s often a pretty meager wage can get really tough. A new report by the Community Service Society finds that New York’s tipped workers, like those working in the service industry, […]
Susan Shapiro is one of the lucky ones, a person who actually makes money writing what she loves. We’re sure she’d dispute the “lucky” part, because making money freelancing takes hard, focused work. Along with publishing 8 books (most recently “The Bosnia List” Penguin 2014) Shapiro also teaches at The New School, NYU and in private […]
Brooklyn’s a great place to be an artist until you remember living costs money. You can put away your box of tissues and Rent soundtrack, though, since it is possible to survive here as an artist or other variety of broke person. Aside from hosting performances, this week’s Actors Fund Community Arts Festival includes workshops to […]