To mark the new relationship between the Brooklyn Museum and the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum presents an exhibition of some of the most renowned objects from its costume collection. American High Style consists of approximately eighty-five dressed mannequins and a selection of hats, shoes, sketches, and other fashion-related material that will reintroduce the collection, long in storage, to the public. The exhibition is organized in groups representing the most important strengths of the collection. Works by the first generation of American women designers such as Bonnie Cashin, Elizabeth Hawes, and Claire McCardell are featured, as well as material created by Charles James, Norman Norell, Gilbert Adrian, and other important American designers. Also included are works by French designers who had an important influence on American women and fashion, such as Charles Frederick Worth, Elsa Schiaparelli, Jeanne Lanvin, Jeanne Paquin, Madeleine Vionnet, and Christian Dior. The Metropolitan Museum of Art will celebrate the arrival of the Brooklyn Museum costume collection at the Met with a related exhibition, American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity, on view Thru August 15, 2010.
This might be the grooviest thing the Whitney's done since its Summer of Love show in '07. Christian Marclay: Festival looks even more promising to us, as it involves daily live performances and ongoing guest interaction. Marclay himself is celebrated for his audio/visual mash-ups and experiments, looking for new forms of synesthesia as he turns sound into physical specimens like video and sculpture, and vice versa. Check the schedule for featured performances by avant-garde and no-wave heavy-hitters like Ikue Mori, Elliiott Sharp, Lee Ranaldo (founding member of Sonic Youth), Christopher McIntyre, and (many) more. - Leah Taylor
Sante D'Orazio -Barely Private
Jetset fashion photographer Sante D’Orazio’s photo-journal-scrapbook combines rock’n'roll camerawork with candid handwritten observations. Models, celebrities, friends and fashionistas all feature in this collage-diary of life in the fast lane from 1997 to 2008.
Urban Evolution by Burton Machen
Summer 2010 has taken shape with a group show that started in Vancouver, screened in Houston over one weekend and all summer long on board VIA Rail's Ocean Limited train between Montreal and Halifax. The group show winds down in Chelsea at Steven Kasher Gallery in New York (FlavorPill)
Ara Gallant was the most talented hair-stylist in the world. No one
ever closer to its originality.
Ara Gallant was the hairstylist-turned-photographer who pioneered the glamour of the 1970s. From Anjelica Huston to Veruschka.
2010 marks the 19th Annual Dixon Place HOT! Festival, a pioneering festival of queer performance and culture - and the oldest, continually running festival of its kind in the world! The festival hub is the brand new Dixon Place theater complex at 161A Chrystie Street on the New York City's famed Lower East Side. The theater consists of 2 venues: a state-of-the-art 120-seat laboratory theater, and an intimate performance lounge. Beginning in June and running throughout the month of July and into the first week of August (June 26 - August 7), you'll find an eclectic array of free and ticketed shows and programs 7 nights a week!
Homunculi: Curated by Trinie Dalton
This fine four-person show is worth seeing if only for Ruby Neri’s standout figurative, cartoony, and patterned canvases, joined by a painted pair of sculptured lovers. Also excellent are the glazed-porcelain dog and gnome sculptures by Allison Schulnik, as well as her flower paintings.NYMAG
Brion Gysin Dream Machine
Just as the title promises, Gysin’s original Dreamachine, a kinetic light sculpture that uses the flicker effect to induce visions when experienced with closed eyes, will also be on view. NYMAG
Thru 10/03 at New Museum 235 Bowery NYC
Opening Set: TBA
Closing Set: DJ Randy Bettis
Supporting: Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
National Gay & Lesbian Task Force
For its third birthday we're excited to welcome New York's DJ Randy Bettis to headline SAND BLAST, Asbury Park's spectacular gay dance on the beach. Sand Blast has quickly become the highlight of the annual ROAD TRIP WEEKEND, when thousands of gays and lesbians from the tri-state area pour into Asbury Park to check out this fabulous seaside destination.
Advocate magazine calls Road Trip "a high-octane weekend of beach parties, splashy art fairs, sports events, dinner galas and customized real estate tours." Now with SAND BLAST, a daytime dance right in the middle of Asbury Park's hot gay beach, Road Trip Weekend kicks into high gear.
The music starts at noon and the hot, sweaty and sexy fun goes for six juicy hours. Enjoy tasty cocktails in the sunshine, beautiful bodies and the most stunning beach in a hundred miles.
With a spectacular location facing the Atlantic ocean, the glorious architecture of Convention Hall as a backdrop, a 50'x80' dance floor on the sand and the perfect music for a beach dance, SAND BLAST will be the highlight of your summer.
Tickets will go on sale May 1st at www.SandBlastOnline.com
WEAR ME OUT in NYC,
ETC. in Asbury Park
and at a Philly location as well.
In the mean time check out the YouTube video of Sand Blast to see what it's all about.
Brad Hurtado & AsburyParkEvents.com
in association w/ Mark Nelson Events, AwwMama Productions, Ironball Events & APMF present
ROAD TRIP WEEKEND IN ASBURY PARK
Thursday - Sunday, July 15 - 18, 2010
7 Fantastic DJs - 11 Great Events!
Join Your Friends & 1000s of Men & Women for a Fantastic Weekend @ the Shore.
Come play, swim, dance, cruise, drink & laugh @ the friendliest GLBT Festival On The East Coast.
Just 100 Minutes By Train From NYC & 2 Hours by Car From Philly!
Music by DJ's: Max Rodriguez, Keo Nozari, Randy Bettis, Nicole Otero, Vito Fun & Corey Craig
Don't miss out on what Advocate Magazine calls "a high-octane weekend of beach parties, splashy art fairs, sports events, dinner galas & customized real estate tours."
Host Hotel Accommodations SOLD OUT!
* The Berkeley Oceanfront is our host hotel & where Sunday's Rip Tide Pool Party will be held.
The Berkeley is now totally booked for the entire weekend but there are plenty of places to stay at our preferred local hotels, guest houses and B&Bs. Check out our website's STAY tab for all details, but do it soon as ALL hotel rooms in Asbury Park sold out last year.
THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010
MAGGIE CASSELLA & GIRL ROCK BAND BETTY
Aww Mama Productions presents The comedy of Maggie Cassella & the music of Girl Rock Band - BETTY, in their 1st ever appearance in Asbury Par + special guest, Christine Martucci.
* Maggie Cassella's comedy is a mix of rants and raves in a format of sit down comedy tearing thru news topics from law, to entertainment, to technology, to religion & finishing up w/ the things that just made her mental. She has performed "Because I Said So™" for 20 summers in P-town, as well as in a whole mess of other places in North America.
* BETTY's acting appearances on The L Word & Ugly Betty have catapulted the members of this beloved cult band to wilder international recognition. Their work has won them 2 Emmys, the BMI Excellence in Career Award, the BMI Film & Television Award for Theme Song for The L Word & numerous humanitarian awards for their activist work. Since 1986, BETTY has performed memorable & exciting live shows in clubs, theaters & arenas all over the world.
FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010
LOST @ SEA: The ROAD TRIP WEEKEND KICKOFF PARTY (7 – 11pm) $15
The Grand Arcade, Convention Hall & Beach Bar
Music: DJ Max Rodriguez (Splash Bar NYC, Fire Island Pines)
* 18 to PARTY, 21 to DRINK
Join your friends & 2000 guests for Road Trip’s most popular event & the Kickoff Party for the entire Festival.
Start the night w/ cocktails on Convention Hall’s newly opened balconies overlooking the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean & the beats of one of NYC's legendary DJ, Max Rodriguez.
Eye popping performances on the center stage all night long as well as a special Lady Gaga dance tribute by a local dance troupe.
The restored Grand Arcade is where you can have dinner as well w/ 8 participating boardwalk restaurants which will be serving festival style. You'll find plenty of ocean view tables & seating around the entire Convention Hall for you to eat, drink & party all night long.
THE ROAD TRIP RUNWAY FASHION SHOW (9:30pm)
The Grand Arcade & Convention Hall Beach Bar, Asbury Park
Our popular underwear fashion show returns w/ Good Boy gone Bad + Piss & Vinegar (new hot lines of jockstraps, swimsuits & underwear).
Guests of LOST @ SEA are treated to this eye catching array of bodies right in the middle of the party brought to you by our underwear fashion sponsors.
* Special $10 Introductory price on piss & vinegar underwear @ the fashion booth.
SHIPWRECKED: THE AFTER PARTY @ WATERMARK (11pm-2am)
DJ Max Gonzalez
WATERMARk: Sexy New Lounge in the 1st Ave Pavilion on the Boardwalk
21 & Over
With great music, crashing waves @ your feet & a crush of bodies all partying into the night. The perfect start to your weekend!
SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
GAY BEACH DODGEBALL CHARITY TOURNAMENT (10am-2pm)
Ironball Games & Events presents IRONBALL DODGEBALL 2010
Fourth Ave Beach
The 2nd annual Gay Beach Dodgeball Tournament to Unite & Benefit the LGBT Community. You’ll want to pop your umbrella on Asbury Park’s 4th Avenue Beach early for this "can't miss" event.
* Ironball Games & Events will donate money to the winning team's charity. In 2009, Ironball Games & Events donated $800 to the winning team Madison Marquette & their charity:
The Shana Foundation for Bacterial Menengitis http://www.theshanafoundation.org/.
The winning team will also win tix to the Sand Blast Dance on the Beach (a $60/ticket value)!
So come on down play ball or just kick back & watch the hotties dodge, duck, dip, dive, sashay, chanté for a great cause.
GRAB LIFE BY THE BALL! Sign up your team!
Sponsor a team! http://www.ironballgames.com/
SAND BLAST III ~ Asbury Park's Dance on the Beach (noon til 6pm)
Music by DJ Keo Nozari & DJ Randy Bettis (NYC)
Fifth Avenue Beach & Convention Hall's Beach Bar
$45 in advance / $60 @ the door
UNDER 25? Pay Your Age Online!
18 to Party / 21 to Drink
This is it -- the event nominated for for BEST NEW CIRCUIT EVENT in 2008 & BEACH PARTY OF THE YEAR in 2009 by JustCircuit Magazine.
Billboard Top 20 recording artist & DJ Keo Nozari + mega- producer & DJ Randy Bettis provide the music for the return of SAND BLAST III the spectacular gay beach dance in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
It's part of the annual ROAD TRIP FESTIVAL, when 1000's of LGBT from the tri-state area pour into Asbury Park to check out this fabulous seaside destination.
Advocate Magazine calls Road Trip "a high-octane weekend of beach parties, splashy art fairs, sports events, dinner galas & customized real estate tours."
Now w/ SAND BLAST, a daytime dance right in the middle of Asbury Park's hot gay beach, Road Trip kicks into high gear.
Enjoy cocktails in the sunshine, beautiful bodies (all types) & the most stunning beach in a hundred miles.
With a spectacular location facing the Atlantic ocean, the glorious architecture of Convention Hall as a backdrop, a 50'x80' dance floor on the sand & the perfect music for a beach dance, SAND BLAST III will be the highlight of your summer.
SATURDAY NIGHT , JULY 17, 2010
THE BROADWAY ROCK MUSICAL: THE WHO’S TOMMY (8pm)
By Pete Townsend
Produced by ReVision Theater Company
The Carousel Theater (Ocean Ave @ Asbury Ave next to Paradise)
Asbury Park, NJ
ReVision is Asbury Park’s professional theater company & their new musical production of the Broadway hit rock musical TOMMY
Use Promo Code ROADTRIP for your discount tickets.
BLACKOUT @ SWELL
Saturday Night's Boy Party
1000's of glow toys will light up the dance floor!
What happens in the dark stays in the dark!
Legendary pop DJ Steve Sidewalk will rock the dance floor with pop classics till the wee hours.
This is the ONE place to meet & cruise all the out-of-town hotties.
SUNDAY, JULY 18, 2010
RIP TIDE POOL PARTY (11am-5pm)
Music by DJ Vito Fun (Fire Island Pines) + DJ Corey Craig (NYC)
Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel Bar & Pool (The Host Hotel)
1401 Ocean Avenue
18 to Party / 21 to Drink
$15 advance / $20 door
DJ Vito Fun kicks off the debut of the Road Trip Festival Pool Party w/ the perfect mix for a hot summer’s day, followed by DJ Corey Craig who headlined Sand Blast last summer.
This new event, presented by Absolut vodka, is the perfect way to show off your sexy swimsuit, dance under the sun & splash the day away. Don't miss the closing event for Road Trip Weekend!
Individual TIX to all events can be purchased on the Road Trip Asbury Park website and @ the door to each event.
More Info: http://www.RoadTripAsburyPark.com/
On Facebook join the ROAD TRIP WEEKEND fan page.
BUT HOW DO YOU GET TO ASBURY PARK
It’s SO Easy To Get To Asbury Park
Whether You Come By Car, Train or Bus
This Trip To The Beach Is Just 70-100 minutes from NYC & under 2 hours from Philly.
Getting to Asbury Park is easy by train. It’ll take just under 2 hours door-to-door by train from NYC.
Trains from Penn Station to Asbury Park leave constantly all day and return just as frequently all weekend.
Buy your round trip tix from any of the NJTransit machines or from a live ticket agent in Penn Station.
Don’t wait to buy on the train because it’ll cost $5 more.
You don’t have to specify when you’re returning on Saturday or Sunday because your return ticket is good for any train.
WHERE CAN YOU STAY?
Our Host Hotel, The Berkeley Oceanfront, is full, as are The Empress Hotel & The Tides Hotel (DO the math: plan ahead)
There are PLENTY of great B&Bs in Ocean Grove, right next door, all w/in walking distance of downtown Asbury Park & all our Road Trip Weekend events.
Call Jim @ Bath Avenue House for list of available & price points @ 732.775.5833
CLUB REMEMBERING :
Max's Kansas City was located at Park Avenue on 17th Street and a key club in Manhattan in terms of the acts who either directly influenced the nascent US punk scene or became part of it. The downstairs restaurant was the melting point of cutting edge culture including rock, painting, poetry, fashion and photography. The upstairs disco was converted to performance space where Iggy, New York Dolls, Patti Smith Wayne County and Television all played. The backroom downstairs was immortalised in Lou Reeds Walk On The Wild Side. Blondie's Deborah Harry was once a waitress there. Now a deli. :(
T MINUS 20 is organized by IGNITE, the artist representation and licensing company founded by Jason LeBlond and Ves Pitts, coinciding with the launch of Ignite’s website plus on-line store: www.ignitelicensing.com
The exhibition is coordinated with the generous support of Christopher Henry Gallery, NYC.
Exhibition dates: July 8 – August 1, 2010
**Opening Reception: Thursday, July 8th from 6 to 9pm**
Christopher Henry Gallery
127 Elizabeth Street, Nolita NYC (between Broome & Grand)
T-SHIRTS BY: BLUE TAPE CREW // MARCOS CHIN // FERNANDA COHEN // ALBERT CRUDO // DAVID DA SILVA // GIO BLACK PETER // LANCE HORENBEIN // INBRED HYBRID COLLECTIVE // JOEY ISRAEL // BRIAN KENNY // SCOOTER LA FORGE // CHARLES LAHTI // BRUNO LEVY // MACHINE DAZZLE // CHRISTOPHER MAKOS // DAVID MANDEL // OLEK // CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ // DERYCK TODD // IAN WRIGHT
+ VIDEO ART BY: LEO HERRERA // NICK HOOKER // LANCE HORENBEIN // JOE JEFFREYS // JEREMIAH JONES // JULIA OLDHAM // OLEK // JOHNNY RANGER // DESI SANTIAGO // CHRISTOPHER LEE SAUVÉ // DEVAN SIMUNOVICH // SUPERM (SLAVA MOGUTIN + BRIAN KENNY) // SWEATSHOPPE // CHRISTIAN WEBER // J. G. ZIMMERMAN
T MINUS 20 is a multi-media exhibit on two levels in a renovated church. The 1st level is a presentation of artist T-shirts, with unique designs by an exciting and eclectic line-up of 20 different artists utilizing T-shirts as their blank canvases, or who have based a concept around a T-shirt. Featuring notables such as: fashion icon & media sensation Christopher Lee Sauvé; legendary painter / sculptor / T-shirt designer Scooter LaForge; with unique interpretations by acclaimed fine artists such as Olek, Brian Kenny, Inbred Hybrid Collective, and Ian Wright; accomplished fashion illustrators Marcos Chin and Fernanda Cohen; genius costume designer Machine Dazzle; as well as famed photographer and Warhol Factory veteran Christopher Makos.
The 2nd level is an installation of innovative video art. T MINUS 20 breaks down boundaries of art and fashion… two arenas that often battle for Manhattan real estate. The video “Bar Fight” by Devan Simunovich seems to illustrate this concept, with a silvery CGI mannequin that busts out of its glass box, surrounded by scattering neon letters. T MINUS 20 presents art that won’t sit still… whether it’s art that you can wear, or exciting images in motion, which in some cases literally jumps off the wall, as in the dynamic experimental 3-d video art by Sweatshoppe.
T-shirts generally are an inexpensive item, and thus T MINUS 20 is also a response to the current economic climate, which has been addressed by the brilliant recent Grace Jones video "Corporate Cannibal" directed by Nick Hooker, which will be featured. In the context of current events such as the B.P. oil spill disaster, this video is even more relevant, powerful and unsettling then ever. Additional video artists will include: Slava Mogutin, Desi Santiago, Julia Oldham, Christian Weber, J. G. Zimmerman and more. The opening reception will feature interactive living art by Olek.
T MINUS 20 demonstrates IGNITE’s mission to market notable rising art stars, to launch unknown and emerging artists by providing a vehicle by which their careers are propelled to the next level… into the stratosphere!
>>> For more info – Contact IGNITE:
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Helen Levitt Photographer
Helen Levitt (August 31, 1913 – March 29, 2009) was an American photographer. She was particularly noted for "street photography" around New York City, and has been called "the most celebrated and least known photographer of her time.....
Tony Fornabaio & Brandon Voss present Fire Island's premier Independence Day Celebration: BAYDANCE 2010
*Dance from day to dusk on a floating dance floor on Long Island's Great South Bay
*Music by the Perry Twins
*Performances by Billboard Recording Artists Wynter Gordon and Debby Holiday
*State-of-the-Art Lighting, Sound and Laser Show
*Spectacular firework finale over the bay
*Proceeds Benefit the Fund in the Sun Foundation and the New York Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center
No share in Fire Island? We got you covered. Round-trip luxury party bus transportation provided to and from NYC to Fire Island ferries. Buses depart and return to Club 57 at 311 West 57th St.
FornabaioVoss guests receive discount tickets at $75 (regular price $125) until June 19th. All tickets include a full open bar for the entire event.
Discount tickets and Party Bus tickets available through our exclusive FVE ticketing site: http://www.baydanceparty.com/FVE