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Retro Done Right: Michael Arenella's Jazz Age Lawn Party

Tony Sachs | Posted 06.14.2014 | New York
Tony Sachs

I'm a bit of a retro obsessive. I've grown sideburns and bought vintage cookbooks and polyester double-knit pullovers for a 1970-styled lounge par...

Christine Sciulli and the Geometry of Light

Gabrielle Selz | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts
Gabrielle Selz

All the visual arts use light in some form, but in artist Christine Sciulli's new piece, Languid, on view at the Governor's Island Art Fair, light is the graphic kinetic tool with which she activates and shapes space.

Flapper Crowd Descends on New York's Governors Island for a Bee's Knees Time

Hanna Kozlowska | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York
Hanna Kozlowska

The increasingly popular two-day event, held for the eighth time and hosted by Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra attracted hundreds of visitors in Great Gatsby-esque attire.

Exploring NYC's Governors Island

Travelzoo | Posted 09.03.2013 | Travel
Travelzoo

New York isn't the easiest city to escape. Luckily there's an island 800 yards off the tip of Manhattan. Governors Island is a mystery to most Gothamites, but here's the truth: it's cheap, it's secluded and it's an easy day trip that gets you feeling like you're out of the city.

A Digital Family Shoebox of Summer Memories....

Alex McCord | Posted 09.01.2013 | Parents
Alex McCord

This summer, instead of letting the kids overdose on laptop gaming during their down time, my husband and I are going to DO THINGS with our children.

Write at Home: Immigration as a Seed for Possibilities

Purvi Shah | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
Purvi Shah

Don't misunderstand me: making home is tough work. Being home in your mind, community, country, world, and cosmos takes enormous effort. As does making art.

WATCH: Governors Island Building Blown Up

AP | Posted 06.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City officials have blown up a vacant building to make way for a new park. The 11-story brick apartment building on Governors Is...

Art on the Beach (PHOTOS)

Randall Bourscheidt | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Randall Bourscheidt

Thanks to some visionary, public-minded women, New York is being treated to some stunning art in unexpected places this summer. The work is completely contemporary, but the idea has a little history.

A Flapper's Paradise Returns to Governor's Island

Heidi Rosenau | Posted 10.17.2012 | New York
Heidi Rosenau

For some, like me and my husband, the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island is a fantastic excuse to seek out and purchase authentic 1920s dresses, cloches, plus-fours, and boaters through the year.

DoGooder Spotlight: Restoring Education and the New York Harbor Simultaneously

Marc Ozburn | Posted 10.03.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

The son of former Peace Corp volunteer, Murray Fisher was born in the country his father volunteered in, Columbia. Surrounded by people who were different from him, the power to empathize was instilled in him from infancy.

Artists Find Inspiration in Governors Island's Past

Vera Haller | Posted 07.13.2012 | New York
Vera Haller

For all the changes on Governors Island, it is the island's past that inspires a group of artists who work there in a light-filled former Army warehouse. The juxtaposition of frenetic city life and island serenity is particularly appealing.

Best NYC Getaways By Boat

dnainfo.com | Posted 07.12.2012 | New York

MANHATTAN — Why worry about traffic jams or overcrowded parking lots when you can head to the waterfront to catch a boat and a cool breeze — makin...

FDNY To Burn Down Vacant Governors Island Homes

Posted 07.02.2012 | New York

In an effort to evaluate fire-extinguishing strategies currently employed by the FDNY, the department is planning to burn down 20 vacant homes on Gove...

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 06.16.2012 | New York

Northside Festival Opening Concert: Of Montreal and Beach Fossils Where: McCarren Park, North 12 Street near Lorimer Street and Manhattan Avenue, Bro...

What To Do This Weekend

Posted 06.08.2012 | New York

"Fat Kid Rules the World" Premiere and After Party Where: New Design High School, 350 Grand Street When: Friday, 8PM Price: $12 Check out Matthew ...

Helping Artists Become Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Agnes Gund

One of the mysteries of the arts is how an artist becomes an artist. We know that very few trained and talented visual artists actually make careers in the arts. Seeing all of this for so long I am encouraged by some positive trends.

Astoria Characters: The Metal Tamer

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 10.09.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

To ratchet up recycling, artist Bernard Klevickas created "Twisted Bicycle," a sculpture/planter made of an old bike that is designed to be wrapped around city streetlights.

Bloomberg's Plan To Beat Out Silicon Valley

AP | By SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 09.18.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg is firing a shot across the bow of Silicon Valley, saying New York City's efforts to attract a new science and eng...

Weekend Agenda: Jaws, Bastille Day And The Cone Sisters

| Kevin St. John | Posted 09.08.2011 | New York

By now you've likely run out of your weekend invitations to fancy places with beaches, so it's time to take this muggy, sluggish jungle by the horns. ...

Summer Nights (and Days) of Art

Artlog | Posted 08.23.2011 | Arts
Artlog

New York comes alive in the summer -- the days are full of concerts, festivals, and events, and the best part is that many of them are free.

Photos From This Weekend's Governors Ball

Posted 08.20.2011 | New York

Summer is here! And for New York that means a ton of hot/sweaty/dancy music festivals. First up -- Governors Ball on Governors Island. The amazing lin...

WEEKEND AGENDA: Music, Mermaids And Picasso

| Kevin St. John | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York

It's that part of summer where lavish roof-top parties along with the funky odor of dead fish begin to work their strange, strange spell. So to help ...

Governors Island Is Nice, But Snug Harbor Is Magic

Pamela Newton | Posted 08.02.2011 | New York
Pamela Newton

Governors Island is indeed a welcome escape from the city. The problem, for me, is that I would have been much more enchanted with it if I hadn't already been to Snug Harbor.

Governors Island Is Open!

AP | Posted 07.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Grab the sun block and towel and head for the beach. New York City is opening its beaches on Saturday. The city says 19 million peop...

Beyond Imagination: FIGMENT Unites Local Artists for Community Impact

Laura Cococcia | Posted 07.22.2011 | New York
Laura Cococcia

What do you get when you combine art and imagination and use its power to cultivate community and impact society?