As part of the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, Kat Edmonson plays a free show in the park tonight starting at 7pm. The Brooklyn artist’s eclectic style draws from the singers of the 50’s and 60’s. Check out her video below for an idea of her sound. The music is hosted by the Madison […]
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Every summer on the Oval Lawn in Madison Square Park, the Madison Square Park Conservancy holds free Wednesday evening concerts in a variety of genres. Unlike years past, this summer looks to have some great cutting edge artists that push the envelope a bit rather than the “safe” but at times boring bluegrass/jazz/folk music of prior years. It feels like someone new is in charge of curating the music. In particular we are intrigued by Kat Edmondson, The Stepkids, Kiran Ahluwalia, the Dance Off, and the dual bill with Arc Iris and The Family Crest.
Here is the lineup for the 2015 Oval Lawn series.
June 24 (7pm-8:30pm): Chris Potter Underground Orchestra (Jazz)
July 1 (7pm-8:30pm): Kat Edmonson (Eclectic throwback songwriter)
July 8 (7pm-8:30pm): The Stepkids (70’s style funk rock)
July 22 (7pm-8:30pm): Kiran Ahluwalia (East Indian vocals meet East/West instrumentation)
July 29: (6pm-8:30pm) New York Night Train SOUL CLAP & DANCE-OFF featuring DJ Jonathan Toubin (Dance Soul Funk) and The Suffers (R&B/Funk)
Here is Kat Edmondson with Rainy Day Woman:
And Here are The Stepkids with Sweet Salvation
Manhattanhenge, sometimes called the Manhattan Solstice, is back for a few weeks. If you are new to the phenomena, for a few weeks each year the sun sets perfectly between the east-west streets in Manhattan, creating a visual that reminds us of Stonehenge.
We will again be publishing your photos of the awesome phenomenon in the neighborhood (tell us what streets you were on). Send it in to Info@MadParkNews.com along with the photo credit you want. Here is a link to submissions from prior years.[caption id="attachment_14322" align="aligncenter" width="612"] C. MadParknews.com[/caption]
Next Madison Square Park art installation to feature 500-foot-long overhead sculpture by Teresita Fernández
The next Madison Square Park art installation is sure to be unique. Called Fata Morgana, it will feature 500-feet of overhead gold mirror discs throughout the park by American artist Teresita Fernández.
Sure to create controversy, the overhead work will rise above the walkways, blocking the natural views around the park this summer, but providing a new perspective and park experience.
From the artist: “Fata Morgana is a site-specific work designed for, and inspired by, Madison Square Park,” said Ms. Fernández. “My concept was to invert the traditional notion of outdoor sculpture by addressing all of the active walkways of the Park rather than setting down a sculptural element in the Park’s center. By hovering over the Park in a horizontal band, Fata Morgana becomes a ghost-like, sculptural, luminous mirage that both distorts the landscape and radiates golden light.”
It starts June 1st 2015 and will run most of the summer.
The sculpture is part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Art public art program. Each season you will find thought-provoking sculptures, structures, video and audio art throughout the park by the most prominent artists in the world including Antony Gormley, Orly Genger, Iván Navarro, Jim Campbell, Richard Deacon, Tadashi Kawamata, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, William Wegman, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jaume Plensa, and Sol LeWitt.[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Image via http://madisonsquarepark.org[/caption]
The next art to be displayed in Madison Square Park will be an exhibit called Gazing Globes, featuring 18 transparent globe sculptures by New York-based artist Paula Hayes. Each transparent sphere will light up and contain waste from modern times (radio parts, transistor parts, vacuum tubes, glass beads, rubber tires, recycled plastic, etc). The exhibit […]