Nestled between Soho and Little Italy, Posteritati’s expansive gallery space invokes the golden age of cinema with more than 9,000 black-and-white and Technicolor movie posters. Petite placards and wall-length signboards span decades and genres that range from the once-popular film noir to the criminally overlooked fettuccini western. Colorful books on cinema arts round out Posteritati's collection and share space on the gallery’s dark hardwood floors with a rotating array of autographed handbills signed by producers, writers, and stars such as Lena Horne. The shop regularly hosts shows and poster exhibitions that revolve around central screen themes such as politics, romance, and actors’ relationships with antagonizing laugh tracks.
New York is a city of immigrants, filled with the stories of the millions of men, women, and children who left their lives in the old country for a shot at grabbing the tantalizing American Dream. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum commemorates the everyday lives of these bygone New Yorkers. Housed in a national landmark tenement at 97 Orchard Street, the museum pays tribute to the 7,000 people from 20 nations who called the building home between 1863 and 1935 through educator-led walking tours of the surrounding neighborhood. Walking the same streets as their ancestors in one of America's most iconic immigrant neighborhoods, visitors forge powerful emotional connections with immigrants both past and present, bringing greater appreciation for the profound role immigration has played and continues to play in shaping America's evolving national identity.
The type of performance art provided to audience members of New York Neo-Futurist shows is experimental, engaging and delightfully unconventional. Shows at this East Village theater provide visitors with a theatrical experience they won’t soon forget, set within a bare-bones stage – no fancy sets, no extravagant props and no elaborate costumes. It’s just the actors, the audience and the feeling of performing a play within the moment. The most famous performance of the New York Neo-Futurists includes the long-running Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, where actors attempt to perform 30 plays within 60 minutes. No two shows have occurred twice, offering audience members a truly memorable, high-energy show that can’t be found anywhere else.
The stylists at Le Salon d’ Art embrace the art world as much as they do the hair world—so much so that each month the salon showcases a new artist’s work, from mixed-media paintings to highly stylized photographs. But their dedication to the arts doesn’t stop there. Out on the salon floor, junior and senior stylists can be found cutting, painting, and sculpting strands into modern and classic ’dos.
To create these custom looks, stylists reach for Goldwell products and Coppola keratin treatments, as well as use a variety of advanced techniques, including balayage highlighting and paintball coloring. And while they do all of this, to make each client’s experience enjoyable, they offer complimentary glasses of wine, coffee, and tea.
Staff Size: 11?25 people
Average Duration of Services: Four+ hours
Brands Used: Apple, Epson, Hewlett Packard, DeWalt, Ryobi, and more
Pro Tip: Leave your troubles at the door, be ready to work and be inspired. Also we are here to help, just ask.
Handicap Accessible: No
Parking: Free street parking
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: The workspace and members' gallery
Recommended Age Group: Adults
Sure, Con Artist Collective boasts a gallery and work area. But it's the community aspect of the space that Director Oscar Brown champions. "[Members] can expect a very welcoming and uplifting experience," he says "We make it a point to try and . . . connect them with another person in their field so they have a chance to collaborate." At the collective, creatives come together to make art, put on group shows, and enjoy social events. Artists can indulge creative impulses of any kind with an arsenal of tools, from a four-color silk screen press to power washers and Apple computers. Members can also sell their wares through the collective's website, gallery, and storefront. Click here to view Con Artist Collective's press page.
John Ordover's father may have been a lawyer, but he served New York's thriving community of modern artists, representing the likes of Roy Lichtenstein and Nam Jun Paik. The rampant creativity and off-beat sensibilities of this crowd greatly influenced John, who translated their visual sensibilities into the words of his own writing. Eventually, he even opened Soho Gallery for Digital Art as a way to carry on his father's legacy of supporting art in all its forms. In addition to showing off works for sale, he uses his space to screen short films, stage experimental theater productions, art competitions, and host classes for curious or aspiring artists. His workshops focus primarily on photography, teaching students how to best blend their modern technology with traditional artistic skills, such as the sense of composition and the ability to smell paint drying up to seven miles away. The gallery also hosts a number of events including music shows, book readings, product launches, fashion shows, and gaming events. Noted events for the gallery have included showcases for The International iPhoneography Show, Land Art Generator Initiative, and FX Photo Studio.