Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Museum Mile Festival June 9, 2015

Images Credited: Robin Schatell

THE 37TH ANNUAL MUSEUM MILE FESTIVAL
TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 2015 FROM 6PM TO 9PM

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSIONS,
OUTDOOR ART ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

New York, NY - Now celebrating its 37th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 9, 2015, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.  Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception.  Festival attendees can walk the Mile on Fifth Avenue between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting nine of New York City’s finest cultural institutions, which are open free to the public throughout the evening.  The Museum Mile Festival’s opening ceremony takes place at 5:45pm at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (2 East 91st Street).  Traditionally, the Commissioner of Cultural Affairs and other city and state dignitaries open the Festival.  Details on the Festival’s offerings can be found at Museum Mile Festival Website .

Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic and becomes a strollers’ haven.  Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections are on view inside the museums’ galleries and live music from jazz to Broadway tunes to string quartets is featured in front of several of the museums.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Neue Galerie New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; National Academy Museum & School; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; The Jewish Museum; The Museum of the City of New York; El Museo del Barrio; and the Africa Center are the nine institutions participating in this highly successful collaboration.

Additional street entertainers perform along Fifth Avenue all evening.  Exhibitions on view include: Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film, highlighting the work of Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa through feature film clips, stills, and paintings by Figueroa as well by eminent Mexican artists of the mid-20th century such as Buñuel, Sergei Eisenstein, Edward Weston, and Tina Modotti, at El Museo del Barrio; Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, a comprehensive exploration of New York City’s landmark preservation movement, at the Museum of the City of New York;  Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television, the first exhibition to explore how avant-garde art influenced and shaped the look and content of network television in its formative years, from the late 1940s to the mid-1970s, at The Jewish Museum; How Posters Work, which shows how designers from pioneers such as Herbert Matter, Paul Rand, Philippe Apeloig and M/M (Paris) to lesser-known makers have used principles of composition, perception, and storytelling to convey ideas and construct experiences through posters, at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Storylines: Contemporary Art at The Guggenheim, examining how artists forge new paradigms for storytelling through installation, painting, photography, sculpture, video, and performance, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Annual 2015: the Depth of the Surface, featuring recent works by National Academicians, the premier artists and architects in America, encompassing all artistic media, at the National Academy Museum & School; Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold, an intimate exhibition devoted to the close relationship that existed between the artist and one of his key subjects and patrons, at Neue Galerie; and China: Through the Looking Glass, exploring how China has fueled the fashionable imagination for centuries, featuring more than 130 examples of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear fashion alongside Chinese art and film clips, at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Established in 1978 to increase public awareness of its member institutions and promote public support of the arts, the Museum Mile Festival serves as a model for similar events across the country.  For details on the Festival’s offerings, the public may call 212-606-2296 or visit Museum Mile Festival Website.

EXHIBITIONS ON VIEW:

El Museo del Barrio: Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa—Art and Film

Museum of the City of New York: Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks; Hip-Hop Revolution: Photographs by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Martha Cooper; Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand; Activist New York; Gilded New York; Timescapes

The Jewish Museum: Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television; Repetition and Difference; Laurie Simmons: How We See; Using Walls, Floors, and Ceilings: Chantal Joffe; Masterpieces & Curiosities: Nicole Eisenman’s Seder; Sights and Sounds; Culture and Continuity: The Jewish Journey; for children, Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: How Posters Work; Making Design; Passion for the Exotic: Lockwood de Forest, Frederic Church; Immersion Room; Hewitt Sisters Collect; Models & Prototypes Gallery; Process Lab; Designing the New Cooper Hewitt

National Academy Museum: The Annual 2015: The Depth of the Surface; and 2015 Year-End Exhibition

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: Storylines: Contemporary Art at The Guggenheim

Neue Galerie New York: Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch-Bauer: The Woman in Gold; and Russian Modernism: Cross-Currents in German and Russian Art, 1907-1917

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: China: Through the Looking Glass; Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe; Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Selects from the Met Collection; and Sultans of Deccan India, 1500-1700: Opulence and Fantasy

Would be thrilled if you gave me a follow here: 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dining at Cafe Sabrasky

I visited Cafe Sabarsky for the zillionth time last year with a lovely friend. I was thrilled when we were able to enjoy the savory menu as well as the sweet. This place is AMAZING and you must visit at least once. A wonderful Sunday would involve brunch here, and then a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art













You feel like you are in a Viennese cafe here and you do not want to leave. The only sad day Cafe Sabarsky is closed is on Tuesday. Let me know if you do visit, how much you like it. I would be thrilled to hear from you!! 

Some interesting information from their website: 
Neue Galerie New York was conceived by two men who enjoyed a close friendship over a period of nearly thirty years: art dealer and museum exhibition organizer Serge Sabarsky and businessman, philanthropist, and art collector Ronald S. Lauder. Sabarsky and Lauder shared a passionate commitment to Modern German and Austrian art, and dreamed of opening a museum to showcase the finest examples of this work. After Sabarsky died in 1996, Lauder carried on the vision of creating Neue Galerie New York as a tribute to his friend.

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Café Sabarsky

Today's Words of Wisdom: “When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.”   Viktor Frankl quotes (Austrian psychiatrist and psychotherapist. 1905-1997)


Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Memorial Day

To all my readers who celebrate Memorial Day today, hope you have a wonderful holiday! A few of my Uncles were in various wars, we are all grateful for the freedom we have thanks to their sacrifices. 

Memorial Day originally honored military personnel who died in the Civil War (1861-1865).
It wasn't always Memorial Day — it used to be known as Decoration Day.
Red poppies are known as a symbol of remembrance, and it's a tradition to wear them to honor those who died in war.


Friday, May 22, 2015

The Lovely Candy Company Review

I was contacted by the Lovely Candy Company to check out their great new candy selections! When they arrived, I just feel in love with the packaging....how adorable are the bags? I love the design, they just look like old fashioned ads to me, rather vintage. Jackie, the inventor of this line, wanted to make a candy that was prepared with natural ingredients, as well as gluten and GMO free. I think they came up with what is a really yummy line of candies! 

Here is some information from their website:

Seeking to fill a hole in the market, Lovely Candy Company has eliminated the gluten found in most licorice while maintaining the taste and texture of premium quality licorice. Available in original, cherry and strawberry, the product comes in 6 ounce bags featuring bite sized candies that combine natural flavors and ingredients with true licorice extract for a burst of flavor. (MSRP $4.99 for 6 oz.)


The Fudgee Rolls are to die for! I brought them into my office and they couldn't get enough. They were so soft, just like fudge, and a great way to get your chocolate fix! 

The fruit chews had amazing flavor. You can tell they are using the real fruit here, and they really are not very sweet. These are also part of their gluten free line. 


Other gluten-free options in the Lovely Candy Company collection include buttery Sea Salt Caramels, rich fudge-flavored Fudgee Rolls, as well as Fruit Chews and Superfruit Chews that contain real fruit bits in apple, cherry, blackberry, cranberry, raspberry and blueberry choices.




The caramels are wonderful as well, not too hard, and melt in your mouth. I hate when caramels are so hard you are afraid of taking out a filling! I don't think anything by the Lovely Candy Company is bad, you need to find what your favorite would be. Mine would be the fudgee rolls and the caramels! 
I love the fact too that my favorite store, Target, carries the line in my hometown! 

All Lovely candies are certified gluten-free, kosher, non-GMO and contain no HFCS, soy, wheat or artificial ingredients. 

Available in retailers nationwide and at LovelyCandyCo.com

A great way to keep in touch and be aware of new candies being made through social media and their website: 


Which candy would you be excited to try from their line ? 

Disclaimer: I was given 2 or more of the items mentioned in this review to sample by The Lovely Candy Company. All opinions are my own. 


Thursday, May 21, 2015

Fun Items at the Pier Antiques Show

The Pier Antiques Show runs twice every year in March and November. Those 2 months are rather iffy for weather, so something like this is very cool to attend indoors and see some neat items. For the cost of $20, you can really see some vintage stuff, and some are even affordable! You may even see some famous people, many of the set designers/costume designers come here for items for a television show or movie. Something like Mad Men, for example, is really looking for specific items from the 1950's and 1960's, which you cannot just walk in any store and purchase. I have attended this show a few times, and it's always different - I can spend a good few hours walking around. Let's see what we can find today :  
Very large bottle of ketchup!  
This was great, very large, not sure where you would put it in a home - would be neat in a shop or restaurant perhaps  
Loved the coffee maker, so so super-duper! 
My parents gave me an appreciation of old movie stars, and these guys were just too funny! I loved the design on the cover of this CD - very vintage looking  
I a l m o s t bought this phone! Is it not amazing or what? I really thought about it, now looking back, I should have, but I passed. It was in great condition as well, whoever owned it took good care of it.  
Gorgeous items here, loved the blue color  
I felt like Don Draper was going to pop out and use one of these glasses! So wonderful !  
Beautiful plates, would be nice hanging on a wall  
I love all the gold detail here  
Now we have very large bottles with liquor - would be fun to decorate a bar area  
I really liked these - the design is too much!  
Artwork is here as well and you can find some unique items  
I love this type of glass, it is just so beautiful to the eye Hard to pick just one if you were purchasing  

Very elegant plate with gorgeous gold trim  


I have no idea what this was! I thought it was so darn hysterical - I had to photograph to show on the blog! If anyone knows what this is, please leave a comment below! I  just found that Vapor All is an e-cigarette line. That tells me just a bit of something, but not much. 

I have more to show next post of the jewelry and fashion items, they are always such great selections. Are you not a bit excited ? Stay tuned ...........

Next Upcoming Pier Antiques Show  Location at Pier 94
November 14, 15 2015 from 10am to 6pm


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