The New Year kicks off with an interesting blend of music & art. The City hosts the APAP conference along with the Prototype Festival which focuses on a hybrid of opera and theater with a modern, contemporary twist. Then we have the NYC Winter Jazz Fest with headliner acts and newcomers to the jazz scene. Mid month, we have three unique art fairs that illuminate delicate works on paper, clay and glass as well as the people that create them. The fairs are NY Ceramics and Glass, Master Drawings and the Outsider Art Fair. The Athena Film Festival comes in February, March ushers The Armory Show with a dozen of satellite fairs and then the Whitney Biennial. Mark your calendars and savor these upcoming events with talks, tours and buying opportunities.
The five-story building was designed by William C. Frohne in the Renaissance Revival style, and built in 1896. It is a rare survivor of the many social halls built in the nineteenth century for New York City’s immigrant ethnic communities. The Bohemian National Hall has been an important center for Czech and Slovak culture in New York City for more than one hundred years. Since its beginning it has served as a focal point for its community, offering ethnic food, Czech language and history classes as well as space for its large community to meet and hold various events. Today, the Bohemian National Hall represents a significant reminder of the major working-class ethnic enclave that once flourished in Yorkville and stands as a monument to an important aspect of the history of immigrants in New York City and the United States.
Metropolitan Pavilion is located in Manhattan’s renowned Chelsea neighborhood and the Ladies’ Mile Historic District. It offers five unique spaces for events from 20 to 1,500+ guests. Each space is a unique and inviting variation of the quintessential New York loft style, easily transformed into any event atmosphere you require. Nineteenth-century architectural highlights in the North and South Pavilions speak to the building’s origin as the B. Altman Department Store (1896, Kimball & Thompson architects), a Beaux-Art crown jewel from the era of the world’s first lavish department stores. Contemporary sensibility dominates the Suite, Gallery, Level, and Showrooms in the 1927 portion of the venue, an Art Deco-era building (1927) vertically banded in black and terra cotta tiles in a more minimalist aesthetic.
Upper East Side Galleries — Didier Aaron, Charles Beddington Ltd, Christopher Bishop Fine Art, Les Enluminures, Découvert Fine Art, Day & Faber, Leonard Hutton Galleries, Pia Gallo, Martyn Gregory, Kraushaar Galleries, James Mackinnon, Mary-Anne Martin Fine Art, Mireille Mosler Ltd, Mark Murray Fine Paintings, Jill Newhouse Gallery, Nissman, Abromson Ltd, Stephen Ongpin Fine Art, Pandora Old Masters Inc., Guy Peppiatt Fine Art Ltd, Mattia & Maria Novella Romano, David Tunick, Inc., Monroe Warshaw, Mia N Weiner, W & K – Wienerroihter & Kohlbacher