30th street view

April 5, 2019 by westsidewriter

The Shed Brings New Arts Scene to Hudson Yards

The Shed, a new arts center based in Hudson Yards, opens today amidst much fanfare. Under the direction of founding artistic director and CEO, Alexander Poots (currently an Upper Westsider), the venue will be focused on pairing emerging talent with known artists and on making their programs affordable to all New Yorkers. (A designated number…

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September 4, 2015 by admin

The Butterflies are Back!

Starting Saturday, September 5, the Butterfly Conservatory returns to the American Museum of Natural History. Now in its 18th year, this unique opportunity to enter an enclosed environment, or vivarium, allows you to mingle with a dazzling array of up to 500 butterflies. Entry is timed, but once you are in the exhibit you are free to…

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March 27, 2015 by admin

Seen in the Biblical Gardens at St. John the Divine

Regardless of their religious affiliation (or absence thereof), the Cathedral of St. John the Divine offers visitors an abundance of opportunities to revel in the arts: musical, literary and visual. The Biblical Gardens, just south of the Cathedral, features a striking Peace Fountain by sculptor Greg Wyatt. Plaques around the fountain are inscribed with quotes by…

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