Recycling reminds everyone to be thankful for the fragile majesty of our planet and the fact that the secret computer that creates our simulated universe still hasn't been accidentally unplugged. Keep up appearances with this Groupon.
$25 for Admission to the Recycled Fashion Show ($50 Value)
During the 7th Annual Recycled Fashion Show presented by Wheelabrator Inc—titled Architecture Restyled—held on Friday, November 16, at 7 p.m., models walk the runway dressed in trendy outfits made from repurposed and recycled items. Last year’s fashions included everything from seashell tiaras to tiered skirts made from paper bags. Throughout the evening, attendees can sample cocktails and hors d’oeuvres from Whole Foods, seek out door prizes courtesy of Macy’s, and decorate their nails, among other activities. Proceeds from the event benefit Young at Art’s Teen Leadership Program.
Young At Art Museum
In 1989, Young At Art began as a small, 3,200-square-foot children’s museum dedicated to shaping young minds and enriching the community through the transformative power of art. Since then, the tiny workshop has grown into a 55,000-square-foot collection of activities celebrating the diverse influences of art on our lives and imaginations, garnering a rare accreditation by the American Association of Museums for its efforts. At ArtScapes—one of the four main exhibits—kids and their parents travel through The Cave, a frantic slideshow of images conveying 5,000 years of human history, step into a replica of a New York City subway car, and view examples of graffiti as a means of creative expression against the oppressive forces of aluminum spray cans.
Elsewhere, WonderScapes transports children up to 4 years old to a world inspired by the illustrations of DeLoss McGraw, whose version of Alice in Wonderland won the Society of Illustrators Book of the Year award in 2002, and GreenScapes demonstrates the immutable intersection of art and the environment as visitors build sculptures from natural materials. Never ones to ignore their creativity, teenagers can find refuge in the Teen Center, where a graphic design lab with Mac computers and a recording studio let them convert their pre-calc homework into digital form before it’s too late.