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A half mile from the Hudson River is a decades old music group that harvests relationships with the community at large to create an area rich and bountiful with classical music. Their cornucopia of work has been performed throughout New York City, but their home is the Northwest Bronx, and it is here where di.vi.sion showcases most of its orchestral work. more
The conductor stood in all black before the white-shirted sea of student ensemble percussionists. From the first motion of the director’s fist, the Hearth Room at Lehman College was filled with a frenetic yet carefully balanced and coordinated wave of excited Latin music. As they played, the director stood to the side, his head bent, evaluating the performance of his musicians. more
Marisol Díaz was on hand along with 60 bowlers and a few loungers, Kingsbridge Heights Community Center B-o-w-l-a-t-h-o-n at Bowlerland raises $10,000 on Oct. 17 for general operating funds. … more
The art world can seem like a place far removed from the everyman. As a branch of academia’s ivory tower — with its galleries and shows, exclusive parties and galas — most of the art world stands aloof from the very idea of accessibility. more
New York City contains multitudes. So, too, does the photography of the late Arlene Gottfried. An avid chronicler of city life for decades, Gottfried saw this place for what it was — in unflinching, empathetic detail. After her untimely death in 2017, she left behind a treasure trove of an archive that has found new life on the walls of the Chelsea gallery Daniel Cooney Fine Art. more
In unique fashion, the Vineyard Theatre zeroes in on a true story in Tina Satter’s “Is This A Room.” In the timeline of the Trump presidency, this account of a U.S. Air Force veteran with a curious name might get overshadowed by the daily fireworks of the news cycle. But this theatre piece brings Reality Winner’s predicament into tight focus by detailing a wary encounter between two big players — the FBI and the National Security Agency. more
Yonkers, in the early afternoon, is the sound of landscapers and slowly driven cars. A mere 20-minute walk from the city line, the area seems calm and distant. Yet in one of the large, well-kept houses that line the roads is an artist filled with the excitement and verve that comes from growing up in New York City. That artist is Julia Eisen-Lester. more
Given everything that tends to happen in horror films, a cemetery is perhaps the last place someone would want to be after dark. Yet, on a brisk late autumn night, a group of some 30 people piled into a trolley in the dark of night to traverse through Woodlawn Cemetery. more
Henry Chalfant entered the graffiti scene of 1970s New York not as a painter, but as an artist of another kind. Inspired by the colorful paint that was splashed across subway cars and buildings, Chalfant started taking photographs of what he saw. more
As thousands of runners coursed through the city for the New York City Marathon, a small group gathered Nov. 3 at Van Cortlandt Park’s Memorial Grove to honor local veterans. more
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