Darkness & Light: Contemporary Nordic Photography
The relationship between darkness and light can be witnessed in the works of many photographers. In this new exhibit at Scandinavia House, 10 photogs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden showcase their take on this relationship through more than 30 recent works that range in subject matter from an imaginary journey to...Read more »
Robin VanValkenburgh showcases special Valentine's collection of ceramic figurines
Classic childhood tales are brought to ceramic life by artist Robin VanValkenburgh, whose figurines combine human and animal creatures that evoke the sense of stories from our youth -- picture an 18.5-inch tall anthropomorphic bunny-cowboy mix. VanValkenburgh will be showcasing and signing her work at PIQ Grand...Read more »
Hot and Cool Valentine’s Day at Brookfield PlaceLove is in the air this week with Valentine’s Day approaching, so grab your paramour and head on down to Brookfield Place Feb. 13-14, 2014 for a “Hot and Cool Valentine’s Day,” complete with FREE concert and an ice sculpture wonderland. Stroll through the I Heart Ice Sculpture wonderland of Valentine’s Day-themed ice carvings — you can view a...Read more »
B. J. Novak signs copies of his new bookFrom an “Office” desk to a writer’s desk. Actor, comedian, director and screenwriter B.J. Novak — you may know him from “The Office” and “Inglourious Basterds” — has penned a new tome, “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories.” The multi-talented Novak will be signing copies Feb. 6, 2014, at Barnes & Noble Union Square. (Feb. 6, 2014, 7 p.m., doors a...Read more »
'Ladies and Gentlemen The Beatles!'
Beatlemania hits the Big Apple this week in honor of the anniversary of the iconic band's first visit to New York 50 years ago. Beginning this Thursday and running through May 10, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center will showcase rare artifacts and more, along with FREE programs and screenings featuring the Fab Four. (Opens...Read more »
WWE Diva Natalya signs copies of Flex Magazine
WWE Diva and "Total Divas" star Natalya will be signing copies of the February issue of Flex Magazine. And don't try anything fresh -- she could totally take you. (Jan. 30, 7 p.m., FREE, B&N 82nd & Broadway, 2289 Broadway, 212-362-8835, bn.com)
Modell's Hot Chocolate Truck
Get warmed up and ready for that Super Bowl...Read more »
Pratt Institute exhibits and panel discussion Stop by the Pratt Institute Thursday to peruse its newest exhibit, “Organic Matter: Woven Artwear by Pratt Fashion,” featuring the work of Pratt’s fashion students who were challenged to use knitwear to create fine art. And a few blocks away, check out “0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art,” a multi-medium exhibit that challenges...Read more »
"Art in the Garden: Deconstructed Flowers"
Take in a hint of spring amid the cold winter weather with this exhibit at the Queens Botanical Garden. In "Deconstructed Flowers," photographer H. David Stein features photos that showcase flowers' intricate details. Stein grasps the full depth of his subjects by layering several shots into one picture so you can really see the...Read more »
Snooki dishes on motherhood, signs copy of new book Poof up that hair, don your leopard-print apparel and head over to Barnes & Noble at Citigroup Center on Wednesday for a book signing by Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. The petite reality TV star discusses her foray into motherhood and how she’s been fusing her party girl past with her motherly present in her new book, “Baby Bumps: From party girl...Read more »
Lou Dobbs signs copies of new book 'Upheaval'
In "Upheaval," newsman Lou Dobbs expands his "Chalk Talks" format to discuss the problems he sees America facing, including unequal distribution of taxes, too much concern over political correctness, a struggling economy and a loss of true American values. Stop by Barnes & Noble to hear the journalist discuss the issues...Read more »