A guide to art in NYC, with families in mind.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Weekend Hit List


Wave HIll
On Saturday and Sunday's participate in the Family Art Project series at Wave Hill located in the  Riverdale section of the Bronx at West 249th street and Independence Ave. This weekend: Make handmade instruments with composer/ performers David Simons and Lisa Karrer. They will help you and your kids build musical instruments using ordinary objects. Afterward participate in an outdoor musical parade. Free and admission to the grounds is free until noon. Wave Hill is a public garden and Cultural Center that overlooks the Hudson River and Palisades. http://wavehill.org/about/

Mark di Suvero sculptures on Governors Island

Eleven steel sculptures by Mark di Suvero can be enjoyed at Governors Island this weekend through September 25th. This survey of Di Suvero's work since 1975 is organized by Storm King Art Center. Rent a bike and tour the island looking for these friendly giants. http://www.govisland.com
Rainbow City

The Highline's Section 2 is now open and waiting for you and your family to explore. In addition to some new interactive features on this ever expanding promenade a fantastical playground awaits you at the northern end of the elevated walk way. "Rainbow City" located on 30th street and 11th avenue (just below the Highline) is a colorful collection of air-filled sculptures that are tethered to the ground by cables. They sway with the wind and function like gigantic beach balls when pushed or leaned on. This artistic work is conceived by FriendsWithYou & AOL, and made its first appearance at the Art Basel in Miami 2010.  http://www.thehighline.org