Wednesday, June 1, 2011

MUST SEES - Art & Film / June 1 - 9

June 1 - 5 (various times; see below for schedules) East Harlem International Film Festival. In five days, the festival will screen 42 feature films, shorts, and documentaries from around the world, along with hosting panels on various aspects of filmmaking. For a list of participating venues, exact times and locations, and more information click here.

June 1 - 14 (see schedule of events below) El Barrio Week 2011. East Harlem opens its doors to the world to celebrate its culture and community. Organized by El Barrio Today Arts Cluster. Running through June 14 at various locations. For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.

June 1 (6:00 pm – 10:00 pm) Spanish Soho Mile. Enjoy Spanish fashion, jewelry, drinks, tapas, live music, and special sales as boutiques all over Soho open their doors for this special event. For a list of participating venues and exact locations and more information click here.

June 1 (7:30 pm) Videoteca del Sur. Weekly showcase of Latin American films. At the Millenium Film Workshop, 66 East 4th Street. For list of films, schedule, and more information click here or call (212) 673-0090

June 1 - 7 (3:30 pm - 7:00 pm daily) Vanishing Oceans Project. This multimedia collaborative piece by artist/sculptor Linda Byrne and writer/musician Maggie Dubris is an immersive experience highlighting the beauty and destruction of the ocean. At Abrazo Interno Gallery, Clemente Soto Velez Center, 107 Sullivan Street, Second Floor. For more information click here.

June 2 - 5 (see schedules below) Hola México Film FestivalSponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York. For schedules and more information, click here

June 3 - July 16 (see schedules below) Barri-O-Rama. A celebration of the artists of El Barrio, including work by Nayda Collazo-Llorens, Rosalinda González, Johnny Ramos, Hatuey Ramos Fermín, Emcee C.M., Master of None and Marna Cheste. At Taller Boricua, The Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center 1680 Lexington Avenue. For more information click here.

June 8 (6:30 pm) Carlos Cruz-Diez and Gabriela Rangel. In the latest installment of this series, featuring dialogues between artists, curators, and critics, Americas Society Visual Arts Director Gabriela Rangel talks with Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez. Preceded by a book signing. At the Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information click here.


Uptown Arts Stroll. Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance's annual festival. Running until June 27. For tickets and schedule of events, click here.

Dominican Republic: A Cultural Port. Photographer Katherine Taylor explores the cultural and natural beauty of Quisqueya. At CUNY Dominican Studies Institute's Art Gallery, City College, North Academic Center, Second Floor. Enter at 137Street and Amsterdam. Runs through July 31. For more information, click here. 

For Rent: Consuelo Castañeda. Exhibition curated by Yasmeen Siddiqui, in collaboration with Gabriela Rangel. Running through July 30 at Americas Society, 680 Park Avenue. For more information, click here.

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