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NYC & COMPANY INVITES VISITORS TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR IN TIMES SQUARE AND BEYOND
—Approximately One Million Expected to Gather in Times Square for Iconic Ball Drop with Additional Celebrations Taking Place Across All Five Boroughs Plus Activities for New Year’s Day 2018—
NYC & Company, the official destination marketing organization for New York City, toasts all visitors who intend to gather in Times Square for its iconic ball drop and highlights celebrations of interest across the boroughs for New Year’s Eve. Upon the joyous occasion of the holidays, the City’s celebrations remain timeless.
“Every New Year’s Eve, millions of visitors come to New York City to experience the unique vibrancy and excitement of our five-borough destination,” said Fred Dixon, NYC & Company’s president and CEO.“We invite travelers to explore Times Square during its biggest spotlight moment and to take advantage of the many other events happening throughout the City’s neighborhoods.”
Highlighted below are highly anticipated celebrations in Times Square and beyond where locals and travelers will raise glasses, toast the past and usher in the new year from borough to shining borough.
Seven-foot-tall numbers “1” and “8” in 2-0-1-8 are now in Times Square for public photo opportunities through this Friday, December 22. Information available here.
On December 28 from noon to 1pm, locals and visitors will gather in the Broadway Plaza on Times Square for Good Riddance Day, as bad memories from 2017 are torn apart to make room for the new year, with help from Shred-It.
In the lead up to the big night, through December 29, visitors can visit the Wishing Wall to note their hopes, dreams and goals for 2018 on the confetti that will be released at midnight to float over Midtown and the approximately one million visitors who congregate in Times Square for the ball drop.
The11,875-pound ball, covered with 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles, is capable of a palette of more than 16 million kaleidoscopic colors and is mounted atop One Times Square. As it descends at the countdown, a host of nearby venues will serve up new years’ cheer with a view, available here.
Worldwide viewers (estimated at over one billion) will join the revelry by tuning into Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest in Times Square, which will be hosted by Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy with performances by Camila Cabello, Nick Jonas and Sugarland planned.
The Times Square New Year’s Eve Live celebration will formally open with a performance by the Tongliang Athletics Dragon Dance thanks to a partnership with Chongqing, China. Multi-Platinum Pop Singer and Songwriter Andy Grammer will headline the musical lineup. Country music singer-songwriter Lauren Alaina will perform a selection of her number one hits and dance crew Kinjaz will also present numbers.
Viewers around the world can also visit TimesSquareNYC.org,
NewYearsEve.nyc and TimesSquareBall.net to watch the annual event.
From east to west, Midtown hotels will ring in 2018 with grand revelry and guests in lavish attire. High above the lights of Fifth Avenue, The Peninsula New York’s Salon de Ning will be transformed into a chic sky-lit penthouse with the East Terrace enclosed and heated, a performance by UK rock and pop cover band The Chip Shop Boys plus ball drop projection at midnight.
Right in the heart of Times Square, the New York Marriott Marquis will host a five-course dinner, unlimited premium open bar and entertainment at
The View Restaurant & Lounge, with 360-degree views revolving completely every hour overlooking Times Square.
One block to the west, The Sanctuary Hotel New York’s Haven Rooftop will offer group packages for its heated and tented New Year’s Eve party. Guests will enjoy a DJ from 8pm to 2am, a prix-fixe dinner and top shelf open bar.
An NYC & Company guide to New Year’s Eve in Times Square is here.
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Georgia O Keeffe
“Art should not be separate from life”
by Sebastian Marc
Georgia O Keefe is without a doubt one of the most important American artists of the 20th century and female artists of all time. O Keeffe and her outstanding position on American Art are to be attributed not only to her work but to her striking personality. Few people could command such a legendary and autonomous lifestyle in the desolate desserts of New Mexico like O´Keeffe. Not only did her career span over half a century. One of seven children O´Keeffe was raised in a farm in the Mid West. Her bond with the environment has been consistent throughout her life. Her move to New York and her studies at the Art Students League in 1907 exposed O´Keeffe to the wonders and perils of being a female artist in the 20th century art world. There she would get her first glimpse of the works of Braque and Picasso and meet one of the most important figures in her life , and husband, Alfred Stieglitz. O, Keefe quickly grew out of her studies and the conventional approach to art and ventured to Chicago for a career in commercial art , designing logos and advertisements. In 1912 O´Keeffe enrolled herself into the university of Virginia where she would be inspired by the teachings of Arthur W. Davos. His Eastern ideals of painting inspired O´Keeffe to produce work that personified unique personal experiences into abstract forms.
“I said to myself, I have things in my head that are not like what anyone has taught me – shapes and ideas so near to me- so natural to my way of being and thinking that it hasn’t occurred to me to put them down. I decided to start anew- to strip away what I had been taught- to accept as true my own thinking. I was alone and singularly free, working into my own, unknown- no one to satisfy but myself.”
O´Keefe´s new work won praise in New York and especially charmed Alfred Stieglitz. She would continue to exhibit her work at Stieglitz gallery 291. He branded O´Keefe´s work as “the purist, finest sincerest things that have entered the 291 in a long while”. O´Keefe´s return to New York, from Texas, enabled a great bond and affection to develop between the two. Stieglitz support enabled O´Keefe to devote herself exclusively to painting. The next decades would see O´Keeffe continue to develop her relationship with the environment around her. O´Keeffe would continue to express herself in her own abstract form. Painting the skyscrapers of Madison avenue to the barren landscapes of New Mexico. Without a doubt O´Keeffe´s legacy on American 20th century art is unquantifiable as her iconic persona and artistic style not only broke the mold but it enabled other female artists to follow in her footsteps.
“A flower is relatively small. Everyone has many associations with a flower-the idea of flowers. So I said to myself- I´ll paint what i see- what the flower is to me but I´ll paint it big and they will be surprised into taking time to look at it..”
The Brooklyn Museum latest exhibition Georgia O´Keeffe Living Modern makes a personal homage to O´Keeffe and her life as an artist and persona. The exhibition expands what is commonly known about O Keeffe by articulately analysing her life on the camera and behind it. The exhibition sheds light on her independent lifestyle in the New Mexico dessert and her unique style featuring a collection of her garments and rare photographs by her husband Alfred Stieglitz. The exhibition also is a testament to O´Keeffe´s first ever gallery exhibition which was also hosted at the Brooklyn museum in 1927. This exhibition is a must for fans of O´Keeffe. Its attention to detail to the women behind the canvas and her unique approach to life is a truly inspirational experience that will challenge people´s interpretations of O´Keeffe and 20th Century American art.
Georgia O Keeffe Modern Living
March 3rd – July 23rd 2017
The Brooklyn Museum New York City
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