New York City
Public Art Installations
Public art has been popping up across the city. And with summer officially here, there is even more art to come, including a panoramic “jungle” opening on June 28 at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, Queens; Elle Pérez’s images coming to 100 city bus shelters on Aug. 13; and Carmen Herrera’s “Estructuras Monumentales,” arriving at City Hall Park on July 11. For now, we look at several installations that, as Melissa Smith writes for The Times, “demonstrate just what is possible when artists embrace the outdoors.”
[Read our list of 11 outdoor art installations to see now.]
Pride Month Theatrical Performances
“This year, with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, stories of struggle and salvation are on offer on New York stages, alongside frothier fare celebrating and representing the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and its allies,” Darryn King writes in his theater feature. From “A Strange Loop” Off Broadway to the Broadway hit “The Cher Show,” we give an overview of what’s onstage now.
[Read more about the offerings onstage now.]
Movie Theaters Nationwide
‘Toy Story 4’
This latest entry in the Pixar series finds Woody and Buzz Lightyear hitting the road and crossing paths with a scary, scarily unloved doll. “The animation is striking, the jokes amusing and the story sweet,” Manohla Dargis writes in her review. “The movie is exactly what you expect — not more, not less — from an estimably well-oiled machine like Pixar,” she continued. “It seems almost greedy to want something better, less familiar.”
[Read Manohla Dargis’s “Toy Story 4” review.]
‘125th and Freedom’
“A marathon of a performance piece by Ebony Noelle Golden,” Siobhan Burke writes, “stretches from the East River to the Hudson River in Harlem, inviting anyone in its path to join the procession.” Presented by National Black Theater, and performed on Saturdays throughout June, this immersive dance wrestles with legacies of racial injustice and asks difficult questions about displacement in a rapidly gentrifying Harlem. Through June 29, beginning at 125th Street and First Avenue in Manhattan; nationalblacktheatre.org.
[Read Siobhan Burke’s interview with the choreographer of “125th and Freedom.”]
Nicole Herrington is the Weekend Arts editor @nikkih04
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