Yesterday we shot a short-film preview of The Water Street Project, an 11 day temporary art exhibition organized by No Kings Collective. The film features our friend Kelly Towles, an exceptionally prodigious Washington DC muralist and street artist. Watch the film to see Kelly create his exterior mural and get a glimpse of some of the other installations in this must-attend show.
Launch day is April 19th but the opening party is Friday, April 20th at 8PM - this will be one of the best art events of the Spring/Summer, just as Submerge was last year - see you there!
Art Gallery encourages visitors to engage with the exhibits and surrounding environment by creating digital murals with a mobile app. Reminds us of AlbusCavus and some Spontaneous collaborations except much more interactive. We like.
Much of what we blog is about venturing out, having fun, exploring your city and getting spontaneous. But sometimes, all you want to do is sit outside with a great book. For those days, check out booklamp.org. A recommendation engine for books! Put in a title and see a series of recommendations ranked by “Story DNA”
It’s an awesome way to explore your city through photos. Simply put in any address (or better yet, use your mobile to detect your current location), and browse through - or post your own - photos of cool stuff and past experiences nearby.
Since 1988, Paris has been blessed with annual surprise pop-up dinners. 1000s of people “in-the-know” self-organize tables, dress in white, and descend upon gorgeous landmarks such as the Louvre for an evening of fun and gourmet food. The location is always kept a secret until the last minute, when word comes from on high.
These Diner in Blanc’s have crossed the Atlantic, with one slated for NYC on August 25. I’m sure this is just the beginning.
Two fresh smartphone apps - Wiki Offline and All of Wikipedia - bring knowledge to a phone near you with their “Find articles nearby” function.
The apps use maps and wiki data to inform you of your surroundings, helping you explore the history and background of nearby points of interests while you walk, work, sit in a park, or commute between activities and events. Pretty sweet way to discover fun facts about your city.
Our friends at MoMA PS1 just announced their summer lineup for the annual Warm Up music series out in Long Island City, taking place every Saturday between July 4 and Labor Day. We’re lending a hand by acting as a homebase to some of their visiting performers from far-flung corners of the earth, and we’ll be giving away a handful of tickets to Warm Up events each week to blog readers so stay tuned here for updates on how to get yours. Find the lineup below — get here by plane, train, automobile, unicycle, skateboard or magic carpet. And keep an eye out for this year’s hard-to-miss YAP installation by Interboro Partners + WHATAMI by stARTT.