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Adornment as Resistance: The Black Dandy and Street Style

Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 PM
515 Malcolm X Boulevard (135th St and Malcolm X Blvd) New York

Join us as we celebrate the release of Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style by Shantrelle P. Lewis, a companion to her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, which examines global black dandyism through photography and film. Lewis will be joined in conversation by Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, photographer and Creative Director of The Brooklyn Circus Ouigi Theodore, for an exploration of “oppositional fashion” as a mode of self-expression and a catalyst for resistance to myriad social expectations and political ideas.

Today’s black dandies assume none of the privilege associated with dandyism’s European origins, but all the delight and careful consideration of one’s style. The evening will be presented as a seersucker social. Before the program there will be portraits taken of the public. We will also host a light reception and book signing after the conversation.

Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions.

For more information visit https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/07/11/adornment-resistance-black-dandy-and-street-style

Party Pics: Chashama After-Party

Thursday, June 8 was the occasion for the Chashama Gala at 4 Times Square.

Titled Art Is Everywhere, the Gala and its after-party allowed visitors to EXPERIENCE a sensational array of 200 artists and interactive environments!

The concept: transform unused space for artists to create and present!
INDULGE the artist inside of YOU!

Here are some pictures of the event, the environment, and the displays. As always, click on any image to pull up a slideshow with larger pics.

Summertime Salon

  

Wednesday, July 19 from 6 to 8 pm, opening reception
Show runs from July 19 to September 10
Robin Rice Gallery, 325 W 11TH ST NYC 10014 BETWEEN GREENWICH & WASHINGTON STS

The Robin Rice Gallery is pleased to present the annual Summertime Salon, a photographic exhibition. This year’s opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 19, from 6 to 8 pm. The show will run through September 10, 2017.

For many, Summertime is a fondness brought on whilst relishing in the lingering mist of the crispy ocean breeze. Each summer, Rice curates her favorite show, The Summertime Salon, and transports us to a world where we can delve into this very summer sentiment. With its smells, sounds, and architecture New York City might redefine what we know as a summer’s day, but Rice, with her intricate curation, brings our classic understanding of summer to the city.

The two, long walls of the gallery are mosaicked, top to bottom, and from side to side, and photographs, are stacked to cover the gallery walls. Each year, the Summertime Salon matures and Rice’s annual masterpiece is revealed to showcase an exhibition stronger than the year before. The show is a haven of what the Robin Rice Gallery stands for, a community of art and experience. This annual exhibition allows for Rice to feature the works of the gallery artists as well as welcome a few newcomers.

The largest annual exhibition, the Summertime Salon is carefully pieced together, and the results are always breathtaking. The works of 51 gallery artists, all of whom have an individually distinctive style, come together to form a cohesive end product. Rice has a close relationship with the works of her photographers, and strategically curates and layouts out the show in a way that enhances each individual work. Details from one image will compliment the one that follows, until the works become one unit.

This year’s invitational image, Gralfex by Luciana Pampalone, features a woman dressed in all white, shielding herself from the blinding sun with a sunhat, secured to her head with a polka-dot harness, while preparing a vintage Graflex camera to take a picture. The image is generationally amorphous, it could be capturing a moment from just yesterday or we could be peeking at an era from the past. The relationship between the viewer and the subject is incredibly intimate, as if she is preparing to capture a moment beyond our boundaries of vision, but one that we are immersed in.

Participating Artists:

Ted Adams, Thomas Alleman, Nenad Amodaj, Dorothee Brand, Todd Burris, Roger Camp, Lynda Churilla, Lance W. Clayton, Paul Dagys, Richie Fahey, Stewart Ferebee, Mindaugas Gabrenas, Barbara Gentile, Isabella Ginanneschi, Gladys, Victoria Goldman, Sarah Hadley, Ron Hamad, Kristen Hatgi, Patricia, Heal, Benjamin Heller, Melissa Incampo, H. Nazan Isik, Pete Kelly, Haik Kocharian, Tanya Arianne Malott, Everett McCourt, Patricia McDonough, Micheal McLaughlin, RJ Muna, Rosanne Olson, Luciana Pampalone, Brian Pearson, Bill Phelps, Jose Picayo, Lauren Pisano, Dalton Portella, Amy Postle, Leonardo Pucci, Kim Reierson, Robin Rice, Kevin Ryan, David Saxe, Gesi Schilling, Keith Sharp, Mark Sink, Gordon Stettinius, Robert Stivers, Kathryn Szoka, Ron Tarver, Silvia Lareo-Vazquez, Tina West

For more information visit http://robinricegallery.com/next-exhibition/index_three.shtml

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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 at 10:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York

Cycling champions and Ivy-trained physicians are just a few of the presenters on the docket for the 7th annual New York City Vegetarian Food festival, taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion May 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Silver medalist Dotsie Bausch will speak on “Unleashing Olympic-Level Activism,” while professional vegan cyclist Christine Vardaros will let listeners in on how to “Eat Like Pro Athletes: Diet Tweaks for Improved Fitness.”

Power-lifters and body-builders will get their moment on the stage as well, as a quintet of African-American vegan athletes speak on a panel entitled “Keeping It Real.” Meanwhile, kickboxing champion Omowale Adewale will weigh in on agricultural globalism.

On the medical roster, Dr. Robert Ostfeld returns by popular demand to speak on “Confessions of a Reformed Cardiologist: A Plant-Based Diet and Your Heart.” Internist Dr. Robert Graham, who is also a vegetable farmer and cook, will talk about “Food as Medicine: A Doctor Dishes the Truth, Not ‘Alternative Facts.’” Dr. Michelle McMacken will speak on “Seven Things that Happen When You Stop Eating Meat.” And Dr. Chiti Parikh will give the low-down on the “Gut Microbiome and Your Health.”

New at this year’s festival are two screenings of the 19-minute documentary “Home on the Range.” It explores the rich emotional lives and intellectual gifts that all animal species possess, and features the beautiful grounds of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. A Q&A session will follow each screening.

For a little fast-paced and romantic fun, there will also be two session of Veg Speed Date, designed specifically for vegans and vegetarians looking to make special connections in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Two more new presenters will focus on “veganizing” traditionally non-vegan foods. Kiki Adami spent five years as a cruise director, exploring vegan food around the globe and teaching vegan cooking classes. In 2014, she was the first person to flip a restaurant from “paleo” to “vegan” which led to the launch of her consulting company, Veganizer. Since then, she has been tracking the veganized restaurant revolution and hosting vegan pop-up dinners within omnivore restaurants every month in four cities. Her talk is entitled “Coming For Your Meat.”

Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment will speak on “Veganizing Iconic New York City Foods.” Together they are knows as The Vegan Mos. They are both proud Barnyard Benefactors for Our Hen House and Guardian Circle members of The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They live together in Williamsburg with their vegan dogs, Riley and Charlie.

Animal rights activists such as Farm Sanctuary CEO Gene Baur, scores of vegan chefs including Victoria Moran, authors, and motivational speakers will round out the speakers’ corner.

For a change of pace, festival-goers are invited to enjoy a performance by the Edward Morgan Ballet, directed by Joseph Alexander. The New York Sun has described the troupe as “a rare company, one that eschews gimmicks and trends in favor of training and purity of style.”

In addition, there will be more than a hundred vegan vendors of beauty products, clothing, and food, food, food. For example, Marty’s V Burger, whose tagline is “Fast Food, No Bull” will cook up hearty and juicy vegan burgers for those who queue up at his booth (there’s always a line there). To feed a sweet tooth, patrons can cruise over to Sweet Maresa’s table for artisan French macaroons and cakes. Or perhaps on to the Rescue Chocolate station for organic and fairly traded chocolate bars and truffles, whose profits benefit animal rescue organizations.

The New York City Vegetarian Food Festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, a company which also produces festivals in California and Arizona. Additionally, it runs vegan food competitions, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn, and other smaller scale events around the NYC area.

For more information visit http://www.nycvegfoodfest.com/

NFTE Showcase

Thursday, March 23 from 7 to 9:30 pm
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, 120 Wall Street, 18th Floor, New York

This elegant annual event celebrates NFTE’s extraordinary teachers and alumni from around the world with our Global Young Entrepreneur and Global Enterprising Educator Awards, as well as our Volunteer of the Year award winners, and featuring a panel moderated by Forbes Editor Caroline Howard of #30Under30 entrepreneurs.

Over 400 attendees will have the chance to visit our young entrepreneurs’ and teachers’ exhibit tables and learn all about their businesses and their local NFTE program while sampling delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails.

See more at http://nfte.com/nftes-annual-showcase

 

Luxury Technology Show

Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion

The Luxury Technology Show: New York City
Experience & Acquire the Latest Innovations in Home and Business Electronics

View Multiple Product Unveilings and Debuts

We invite you to join us at The LTS in Manhattan on March 23rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues.

You’ll be able to learn and purchase the latest cutting edge products, many of which are not available currently in the marketplace.

This showcase includes wearable & lifestyle technology, bluetooth speakers, home theater & automation, secure mobile & smart devices, transportation and more.

Enjoy Exquisite Cuisine by Blue Nelson & Signature Cocktails from True Vodka.

Time: Press / Media / Industry Only – 4pm – 6pm

All Guests – 6PM – 9PM

Tickets here

Attendance is Limited, Please RSVP Before the Show Sells Out

GUESTS who register by March 16th will receive 25% OFF Admission.

Use Promo Code: EliteTraveler17

(Standard Price: $95 per Guest. Press & Industry Execs receive Complimentary Admission)

All industry & media registrations are pre-screened.

 

Japan Week 2017

Opening: Wednesday, March 8 from 2 to 3 pm
Exhibition: Wednesday through Friday, March 8 to 10
Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St, New York

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) invites you to the opening ceremony for the 6th Annual Japan Week celebrating Japanese culture, travel and technology.

The opening ceremony will be led by Ken Iwata, Executive Director of JNTO, followed by an exhibition of booths offering everything from traditional crafts, futuristic technology and a Zen garden landscape with demonstration sessions. Japanese history will also be highlighted with the promotion of the story of Chuine Sugihara, titled the Visa of Life.

For more information visit http://japanweek.org/

 

Like me: Our Bond with Brands

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Like me: our bond with brands, created by Lippincott, creative consultancy behind the Coca-Cola ribbon, the Campbell’s soup label and most recent Starbucks siren, is making its North American debut. This immersive exhibition centers on the evolving and often complex relationship we have with brands by showcasing their power over us and ours over them, challenging the way brands are created today. Like me invites you to join in the discussion and connect with senior-level influencers from the Lippincott network in marketing, innovation, strategy and design.

For more information visit http://www.lippincott.com/likeme/