NYC LIFE: Art Everywhere, Broadway, Dining with Your Dog
You’ll find “Reclining Liberty” in Morningside Park (photo by Nicole Freezer Rubens.) We’ve posted a very fun video with Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda that will get you so excited about Broadway’s return! Valerie Smaldone has the scoop on a new musical in the making: Moms: The Musical. And our Broadway Babe has some classic Broadway shows you can sit back and watch at home. Earlier this week we experienced the Kusama art installation at the New York Botanical Garden — don’t miss it! Want to dine with your dog? We’ve got the list of dog friendly restaurants.
Broadway Is Coming Back
We just love, love, love this video with Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda performing a song about every musical they can’t wait to see when Broadway returns and they sing a parody of Hamilton’s “You’ll Be Back” with the help of special guest Broadway legends Olga Merediz, Phylicia Rashad, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Jackson, Laura Benanti and Jimmy Smits.
Broadway at Home
You will love the Broadway Babe’s finds this week. There’s the entire performance of The Producers starring Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick and Brigadoon starring Robert Goulet. And if that’s enough awesome talent, there’s Bernadette Peters and Broadway starts singing Cole Porter Songs. Get the details and watch now.
Dining with Your Dog
From restaurants with beautiful outdoor seating, to pet-centered and inspired cafés, New York City is becoming the paw-fect place for furry friends to enjoy some adventure. Some eateries even provide pet-friendly menus and special watering options. No more Starbucks Puppuccinos. The Wilson’s exclusive dog menu will give your pet the steak, salmon, or chicken of their dreams. Check out this list from Modern Luxury Manhattan.
Our roving photographer, Nicole Freezer Rubens has beautifully captured in photos, the 25-foot-long sculpture titled “Reclining Liberty,” which has been laid to rest on the lawn in Morningside Park in Harlem. The artist Zaq Landsberg describes her as weary and used copper paint intended to oxidize just like the real Statue of Liberty. She is so comfortable that she will remain there for a year.
Yayoi Kusama at the New York Botanical Gardens
The Three Tomatoes’ Cheryl Benton and Roni Jenkins were so excited to experience this incredible immersive installation of art creations from contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama and her profound connection with nature. Here are a few of our photos.
Among the new exhibits are “Dancing Pumpkin,” a speckled 16-foot yellow octopus, “I Want to Fly to the Universe,” an aluminum sun with writhing red tentacles and “Flower Obsession,” an installation where you add a flower sticker to a greenhouse Older exhibits include “Starry Pumpkin”,“Infinity Mirrored Room” and her showstopper, “Narcissus Garden,” a revival of a piece Kusama originated near the 1966 Venice Biennale, which she was not invited to, so she stood outside with 1,500 reflective steel spheres the size of bowling balls and a sign that read “Your Narcissism for Sale.”
Of course, no trip to NYGB would be complete without a stroll along Arthur Avenue and chowing down fresh oysters at Cosenza’s fish market and a delicious meal at Enzo’s after.
The exhibit ends on October 31. You must get tickets and they are available through August right now. Do not miss this experience. Get details and tickets.
I have seen the exhibit twice, April
and May. Each month the art takes on a different dimension in nature’s setting. NYBG is an oasis within NYC. A sanctuary! EE