Picasso at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art

“Give me a museum and I’ll fill it.”
-Pablo Picasso

Hey all you art buffs! Now through August 15th, the Special Exhibition Galleries on the 2nd floor of the Museum of Modern Art will be paying tribute to the great works of Pablo Picasso ( 1881-1973). This will be the first exhibition of its kind, and will feature 300 works that span all of Picasso’s Period’s ranging from the Blue Period of 1900 to the Cubist which started in 1907 and continued throughout his influential career. Paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures by the Spanish artist never before seen in their entirety will be featured. Among them, the remarkable early figure paintings, At the Lapin Agile (1905) and “portrait of Gertrude Stein”(1906)

For a complete list of works by Pablo Picasso, see the museum’s collection database. For general information on the MOMA, such as directions, hours and prices, click here.

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USA vs. Ghana: It’s On!

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The U.S. Men’s Soccer team hopes to avenge the loss that ousted them from the World Cup four years ago against Ghana on Saturday. The game is predicted to be very tight as the Americans aren’t the only ones with something to prove; Ghana is the lone remaining African team in this years cup.

The game will be at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday so be sure to get decked out in red,white and blue and cheer on the boys. Vander Bar will have 1/2 price specials during the entire tournament so don’t miss out!

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Gay Pride Weekend in NYC

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NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing and tourism organization, has teamed up with Heritage of Pride, Inc. to bring this year’s Gay Pride Celebration to New York City. This year’s theme is “Liberty and Justice For All’, which is very fitting as the celebration is an annual commemoration of the Stonewall Riots that took place in 1969. The riots marked the first  time in history that the Lesbian Gay Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) community took a stand against the government-sponsored persecution of sexual minorities. The celebration will spotlight New York City as “one of the world’s most welcoming and inclusive LGBT destinations”.

Though the festivities began with the Rally at Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield on June 19th, the kickoff celebration takes place on Wednesday, June 23rd, and will feature a performance by Pandora Boxx. The week-long celebration will continue with daily events including PRIDE RIDE 2010, an AIDS Candlelight Vigil, Dance on the Pier ad many more. A complete list of the activities can be found on the NYC Pride website.

“This year’s theme ‘Liberty and Justice for All’ perfectly characterizes New York City, a place that embraces every walk of life and celebrates diversity,” said Chris Fredrick, managing director of Heritage of Pride. “We encourage people from around the world—LGBT and otherwise—to take part in this historic celebration.”

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Shakespeare in the Park Opens “The Merchant of Venice”

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Shakespeare has once again arrived in New York City!  The Public Theater, the nation’s foremost producer of Shakespeare, carries on the beloved tradition that New York natives and visitors alike have enjoyed for 56 years.

Come to Delacorte Theater in Central Park and see the “Merchant of Venice” like  never  before. The performance is  directed by Daniel Sullivan and tickets are FREE!  Tickets are distributed via the free line at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, and on the web via our Virtual Ticketing system. Some tickets for reserve seating are available with a donation.

For more information on Shakespeare in the Park visit their website or the website of the Public Theater.

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New York Brewfest 2010 on Governor’s Island

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It’s Brew Time!

This Saturday (June 19th) ,Heartland Brewery will present the 4th annual Brewfest on Governor’s Island. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for participants to celebrate craft beer and sample from some of New York’s finest breweries, as well as brew from throughout the U.S. and around the world.

General admission tickets are $55.00 and include a free round-trip water taxi to Governor’s Island, and access to over 300 samples of beer from 100 breweries. Brewmasters from featured breweries will be there to answer any questions. Also, a commemorative 4 oz. Brewfest glass will be given to all attendees at the entrance.

The event starts at 3:30 p.m. and lasts until 8 p.m. and here’s the best news of all… local cuisines will be on hand throughout the night for attendees to purchase meals and snacks while they listen to the best live bands gathered from around the city. What could be better than that? See the NY Brewfest official event website for more details or connect with them through facebook and twitter to receive live updates.

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