Yesterday, over 60,000 people gathered at Central Park for the Global Citizen Festival, a massive outdoor concert thrown by the Global Poverty Project, an organization dedicated to ending extreme poverty across the world. Festival-goers were treated to performances from K’naan, Band of Horses, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, and Neil Young & Crazy Horse, with a surprise appearance by John Legend, who sang just one song: John Lennon’s “Imagine,” in addition to presentations from speakers like Olivia Wilde, Katie Couric and Jeffrey Sachs and short films about the issue of the day. It was a fantastic festival for a very worthy cause. Our intrepid photographer, Gabriela Arp, documented the day — click through to check out her photographs, and if you were there, share your experience in the comments! … Read More
You’d think running the New York Marathon today would be project enough (our quads hurt just at the suggestion), but New York Times cartoonist Christoph Niemann is not only running it, but he’s also live-illustrating the race and live-tweeting his illustrations every ten minutes or so. From the looks of it, he’s having a… Read More
Last night, New York hosted its second annual incarnation of Bring to Light: Nuit Blanche, the nocturnal art party tradition that originated in Paris in 2001 and has been taking the international art scene by storm ever since. Over two dozen cities worldwide participated in the festival last night, including Florence, Brussels and Toronto, and our very own home city of New York staged the festivities in streets, parks and warehouses along the waterfront in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The gorgeous and strange site-specific light, sound and performance pieces cut through the rainy night, creating an atmosphere of shimmering wonder for all who attended. If you missed it, or just want to relive the evening, check out some amazing photography from the event after the jump.
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the attacks on New York on September 11, 2001. At 8:46 this morning, the memorial ceremony began with a moment of silence led by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush were also in attendance. Hundreds of family members, firefighters, police officers, and other New Yorkers were in attendance as the names of those killed in the attacks were read aloud. Today is also the official opening of the long awaited 9/11 Memorial, which will now be open to the public. … Read More
Last night, we teamed up with photographer Chase Jarvis to celebrate his evolving installation at New York’s Ace Hotel, Dasein: An Invitation to Hang. Presented by Sailor Jerry Rum, the party featured music, complimentary cocktails, and a forward-thinking interactive look at the power of the snapshot.
For Dasein, Jarvis collected point-and-click shots both from his own work and that of others who submitted to his Tumblr. The Ace Hotel exhibit features many of these photos, and is being updated every day of its month-long run — meaning you can keep going back and never see the same exhibition twice. Flavorpill also encouraged submissions from readers through our own Tumblr, which were screened as a slideshow at the party, soundtracked by music from DJ Choyce and Akil Dasan of B.E.A.T NYC. Click through to check out our gallery of images from the event and the exhibition. … Read More
Brooklyn-based art-party collective CHERYL recently took over Flavorpill to film a music video accompaniment to our forthcoming “Administrative Soul” event at the Bell House on June 11th, the after-party to our GoldRun-powered Internet Week Culture Hunt. If you’ve ever been curious what it’s like to work here, the entire video was shot in our office (note cameos by the computers belonging to our office-mates VYou), and guest appearances were made by Flavorpill staff and extended family. There’s still glitter coating the floors. Oh, and if you, like us, can’t get enough of that song, the full version of “Administrative Soul” by Fake Money featuring Jason Hamlin is … Read More
We’ve been feeling like the New York Public Library has been a little distant lately – but that’s all about to change. Our pals over at Gothamist have alerted us to a delightful way to show support for the NYPL – a little body-on-building PDA. Today, starting at 1:30pm, the group Urban Librarians Unite is holding a “hug the library” event, meant “to call attention to the potentially devastating budget cuts being proposed by the city.” Stop by to join hundreds of library lovers who plan to surround the NYPL’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building and give it a big ol’ squeeze. Not feeling it? To get you in the hugging mood, we’ve assembled a little slideshow of some of our favorite vintage New York Public Library photographs, many of them from the NYPL’s own extensive digital gallery. Click through for some black and white inspiration, and let us know if you’ll be hugging or shrugging this afternoon. … Read More
For five days the New York Photo Festival animated various galleries around DUMBO with vibrant visual installations, staged presentations, symposia, and awards ceremonies. Like its European counterparts — Les Rencontres d’Arles, PHotoEspaña, and Visa pour l’Image — the NYPF creates an international atmosphere drawing some of the best photographers from around the world, as it has since its inception in 2008. If you didn’t make it to the festival, we’ve rounded up some of the highlights, including the much anticipated winner of the Jury’s Choice Prize, presented by Persol at the New York Photo Awards Photo Bash. Check out all of the winning entries of the New York Photo Awards 2011 here, and click through our gallery of featured images from the exhibits. … Read More
This time of year, we all want to dazzle our mothers by planning something fun for her special day. And no matter where you live, there’s bound to be something more than just brunch going on — like brunch on a 444-acre estate with an archeological preserve perhaps? How about an exhibit by the Degenerative Art Ensemble, a walk through a Kara Walker show with the artist and a New Yorker art critic, or an interactive screening of Mommie Dearest? For puckish mothers who like that extra special effort, we have some suggestions for things to do in each of the Flavorpill cities. … Read More
While over at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, over a dozen cherry trees began to bloom this week and held their blossoms despite the rain (and just in time for Hanami!), we got in the mood to do a little exploring of gardens you may be less familiar with, but which are worth going out of your way for. Some may require a short trip outside the city, others are infrequently open to the public, and still others are open at odd hours for the spring season to let you enjoy their splendor under moonlight. Take a stroll through this slideshow of some of the best hidden gardens in Flavorpill cities. … Read More