Written by Claire L. Lanier
During the heated 2016 election, New York artist Matthew “Levee” Chavez famously started the “sticky note project” in the Union Square subway station in Manhattan. Armed with nothing more than some pens and sticky notes, Levee encouraged passersby to write down their emotions surrounding the election and post them on the wall.
Subway Therapy, as it’s officially called, amassed more than 20,000 sticky notes along the station’s walls, growing far larger than Levee...Read More
In July 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives designated the second week of September as National Arts in Education Week. This annual celebration showcases and promotes the positive impact of arts education across the nation and its power to transform student learning.
At the New-York Historical Society, arts education is a pillar of our educational mission. The institution offers a variety of educational arts-based programs to both teachers and students across New York City and the greater metropolitan...Read More
Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, which means it's officially beach season! The New York City parks department maintains 14 miles of beaches, which New Yorkers have been using to cool themselves from the city heat (or enjoy some amusement park rides) for many years. Many of these beach scenes are from almost 100 years ago, but we bet opening weekend won't look much different!
Below is a scene outside of Curley's Hotel, an extremely popular...Read More
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