Instilled in every New Yorker is the common understanding that the city offers all. Fine food, dazzling art, daring fashion and a dizzying nightlife, booming with events all year round. Dig a little deeper and you’ll quickly discover that some occasions are a little more outlandish than others. Here’s your guide to an eclectic September in New York.
The annual Art Book Fair finds its place at MoMa PS1 from September 22 to 24, housing over 370 artists, booksellers and publishers from across the globe. We suggest keeping your eyes peeled for the following exhibitors:
AMBruno, a coalition of artists based in the UK; over the last eight years, the group of diverse artists have produced work on a given theme to show at specialist fairs and exhibitions. Past themes have included ‘Red’, ‘Lists, etc’, ’16’, and ‘Black Circle’. In 2011, AMBruno displayed a large scale video installation at Roger Smith’s LAB Gallery.
Another exhibitor to visit is Ugly Duckling Presse; a New York Based volunteer editorial collective that has published more than 200 titles to date, including poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. If you like what you see, you’ll like what you hear on their podcast!
Another favorite exhibitor is Elisabeth Tonnard, a Dutch artist and poet working in artists’ books, photography and literature. Besides being an artist and poet extraordinaire, Elizabeth Tonnard has created an invisible book. Visit her stall to see if she brought the book with her!
For more information on the Annual Art Book Fair and to see the full list of exhibitors, click here.
MoMa PS1: 22-25 Jackson Ave, Long Island City, 11101.
Tucked away 50 miles north of New York City lie the ruins of the Bannerman Castle, now a mystical site of a transformative public art project. Constellation by Melissa McGill, designs a new star map across the night’s sky. This connects the past with the present, our world and the next by drawing inspiration from local Native American traditions.
Boat tours run until October 2017. See here for booking details.
Bannerman Castle: Pollepel Island in Dutchess County, New York.
Dubbed by food personality Mario Batali as “the Oscars of Street Food,” The Vendy Awards wash up to Governors Island on September 16th. Representing the absolute best of the plus ten thousand street vendors in and around New York City, the event acts as a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, which provides legal aid and advocacy to marginalized small business owners.
Tickets can be purchased here.
The Vendy Awards: Clayton Road, Governors Island.
3D Printing, disruptive technologies, arts and crafts; the Maker Faire, noted as a hybrid science fair, is an all ages celebration of creativity, resourcefulness and curiosity. Igniting on September 23 and 24 at New York’s Hall of Science, the event offers experiments and experiences in a fascinating dance of science, art and performance.
Pre-order your tickets here.
New York Hall of Science: 47-01 111th St, Corona, 11368.
Dollar oysters have cemented their place on happy hour menus across Manhattan, a true testament to the New Yorker’s undenying love of the hard-shelled mollusc. This passion crescendos into Oyster Week, a celebration of the oyster’s relationship with New York’s history, economy, culture and cuisine.
Events for Oyster Week run from September 16 to October 1. Click through for more information and events.