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Jon Cleary plays free concert in Madison Square Park tonight

As part of the Madison Square Park Oval Lawn music series of outdoor concerts, Jon Cleary will play tonight on the big lawn in the park. It’s free and you can set up a blanket and a picnic (no chairs), plus they have food for sale by Calexico.

Pianist Jon Cleary plays a fusion of r&b and jazz with a touch of 70′s funk. It runs from 7pm until 8:30pm and is brought to you by the Madison Square Park Conservancy.

Here is a video of Jon Cleary for the song When You Get Back.

Here is the rest of the summer schedule of free concerts:

Ester Rada & Maya Azucen play free concert in Madison Square Park tonight

The Madison Square Park Oval Lawn music series of outdoor concerts continues tonight on the big lawn in the park with Ester Rada & Maya Azucen. It’s free and you can set up a blanket and a picnic (no chairs), plus they have food for sale by Calexico.

Ester Rada plays a fusion of jazz/funk/r&b and Maya Azucen is a rhythmic singer-songwriter. It starts at 6pm and goes to 8:30pm.

Here is a video of Maya Azucen for the song The Half.

Here is the full summer schedule of free concerts:

Nicole Atkins plays free concert on Madison Square Park lawn tonight

The Madison Square Park Oval Lawn music series of outdoor concerts begins tonight on the big lawn in the park. It’s free and you can set up a blanket and a picnic (no chairs), plus they have food for sale by Calexico. First up is throwback soulful rock music from singer/songwriter Nicole Atkins. It starts […]

Bye Bye Water Towers…

water tower goneThe water tower art installation This Land Is Your Land by artist Iván Navarrois has been taken down in Madison Square Park.

It consisted of three water tower structures that were 7 feet in diameter on 8 foot tall legs with reflecting neon words inside each tower (Me/We, Bed, and a ladder) that went up infinitely.

Hopefully you got a chance to see them and look underneath them.

[View a full write up with photos at www.madparknews.com/art_and_music/new-water-tower-art-installation-by-artist-ivan-navarro-is-up-in-madison-square-park]

The sculpture was part of the Madison Square Conservancy’s groundbreaking Madison Square Art public art program.

water tower artThe next New Madison Square Park art installation is entitled Folly by sculptor Rachel Feinstein.

It will feature three 18th Century style “follies” (an ornamental building constructed primarily for decoration) from 8feet to 26 feet tall, and made of metal. For this installation the follies will include “a house perched on a towering cliff, a Rococo-style hut, and a flying ship moored high in a tree”.

Read full preview at www.madparknews.com/art_and_music/new-madison-square-park-art-installation-features-sculptor-rachel-feinstein-for-summer-2014.

New Madison Square Park art installation features sculptor Rachel Feinstein for summer 2014

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The next New Madison Square Park art installation will be the creation of sculptor Rachel Feinstein and is entitled Folly. It will feature three 18th Century style “follies” (an ornamental building constructed primarily for decoration) from 8feet to 26 feet tall, and made of metal. For this installation the follies will include “a house perched on a towering cliff, a Rococo-style hut, and a flying ship moored high in a tree”.

Staement from the artist: “The Madison Park Conservancy has given me the opportunity to marry my early interest in theatre and performance with my later obsession with the handmade in one of the most spectacular settings. I picture Folly as an empty Fellini-esque set dropped into the middle of a lush green wonderland in the historical Flatiron district of New York City. I have always been driven by the stark contrast between good and evil in old fairy tales. Having this setting, a hidden natural jewel situated within the tall skyscrapers of yesterday and today, will be the perfect backdrop for my theatre, where the real people who occupy the park every day will stand in as Commedia dell’arte performers.

Rachel Feinstein is a New York City-based artist represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery.

It will be up from Thursday, May 1st 2014 through Sunday, September 7th.

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.

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