Thursday, May 18, 2017

New York Vegetarian Food Festival, May 20 and 21, 2017, Metropolitan Pavilion, NYC

By E. Joyce Glasgow,

The seventh annual New York Vegetarian Food Festival will take place on May 20 and 21, 2017, at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St, New York City. Hours: 11:00 AM-6:00 PM both days.
Visit for tickets and more information.

This year's festival features especially great speakers and events.

 On Saturday, Festival Keynote Speakers include, Kickboxing champion, Omowale Adewale, speaking on "An Introduction to Veganism and Agricultural Globalism".  Michele McMacken, M.D. will give a talk on "Seven Things that Happen When You Stop Eating Meat". Robyn Moore will moderate a discussion, "Vegan Parenting Panel: Raising Vegan Kids".  Maya Gottfried will talk on "Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering as a Vegan".

On Sunday Keynote Speakers include, Gene Baur, co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary and author, speaking on "Living the Farm Sanctuary Life". Victoria Moran, obesity survivor, thirty two year long Vegan and author of twelve books, will speak on "Peace, Love and Vegetables: Food Choices and the Spiritual Life". Moran is the current recipient of  PETA's "Sexiest Vegan Over Fifty" Award and hosts the Main Street Vegan radio show and podcast. Chiti Parikh, M.D. will speak on the "Gut Microbiome and Your Health". Robert Ostfeld, M.D., will talk on the "Confessions of a Reformed Cardiologist: A Plant Based Diet and Your Heart". Olympic silver medal winning cyclist, Vegan and animal advocate, Dotsie Bausch, will give a talk on "Unleashing Olympic-Level Activism".

There will be two showings, one on each day, of a short, twenty minute documentary on Veganism and the importance of farm animal sanctuaries, "Home on the Range", hosted by musician and film producer, Kneel Cohn, with live music performed by witty singer/songwriter and animal advocate, Nellie McKay. Q and A to follow the screenings.

There will be a series of vegan recipe demos both days, including on Saturday, the Veganizing of traditional Russian dishes, with chef, Elena Beresnava and a talk by Adam Sobel, founder of Cinnamon Snail, New York's well-loved organic vegan food trucks and now also a restaurant at Pennsylvania Station in the Pennsy Food Hall.  Jacques Laventure, "The Naked Chef", will do a Kale Salad preparation on Saturday and Texas BBQ Pulled Jackfruit on Sunday. West Indian chef, Taymer Mason will demo modern Caribbean cuisine. On Sunday, award-winning Vegan bloggers and cookbook authors, Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment, will demonstrate how to Veganize iconic New York foods. Atlanta, GA based Vegan chef and lifestyle blogger, Jenne Claiborne, will prepare Vegan Peach Cobbler with Coconut Whipped Cream. Marina Benedetto, owner of Yeah Dawg!, will give a presentation on the magic and medicine of mushrooms.

There will be booths with a variety of free food samples and food and goods for sale, including tasty treats from Something Good to Eat, Cedar's Mediterranean Foods, Stoner Girl Treats and Eats, Rescue Chocolate, Rockin Raw, V Spot Latin Vegan Comfort Food, Sweet Maresa's,  Sorbabes Gourmet Vegan Sorbet, Fresh and Co, Marty's V Burger, Love Beets and Yeah Dawg!

Animal and environmental advocacy organizations will be represented, including PETA, Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, Mercy For Animals, Earth Day Initiative, Animals Asia Foundation, Best Friends Animal Society- New York,  Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Velvet Monkey Foundation and Tamerlaine Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

AIPAD Photography Show, March 30-April 2, 2017, Pier 94, New York City

The AIPAD Photography Show moves to a new home in 2017.

The 2017 AIPAD Photography Show is moving to a new location, the spacious Pier 94, NYC, March 30-April 2, 2017, (Vernissage, March 29).  Its old home, the Park Avenue Armory, is transitioning into a performance art space.
This year’s AIPAD Photography Show will host over one hundred and fifteen international galleries featuring the works of early, modern and contemporary photographers, sixteen talks and a number of exhibitor sponsored book signings. New for 2017, the show will feature a section dedicated to book dealers, publishers and photography related organizations.

Find exhibitors here:

Some of the talks will include: gender equality in photography; Cuban photography past and present; the documentation of human modification of our planet’s natural system;, photography’s role in the African American experience and issues of social justice; how socially concerned photographers are bridging the gap between the worlds of documentary and fine art photography and iconic photographer, Lee Friedlander, in conversation with his wife and grandson on his extensive career, which includes more than fifty published books of his photos.

See a full list of talks here:

Complete information about the Association of International Photography Art Dealers, the AIPAD show, location, times and tickets can be found at their website:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Architectural Digest Design Show and DIFFA's 20th Anniversary Dining By Design NY, March16-19, 2017, Piers 92 and 94, NYC

The 2017 Architectural Design Design Show and DIFFA's Dining by Design Show will take place March 16-19, 2017, Piers 92 and 94, New York City.

Over four hundred exhibitors will be featured at the AD Show, including individual artisans, international manufacturers of fine, innovative kitchen appliances, with culinary demonstrations and refined design elements including hardware, tabletop, flooring, bath fixtures, bedding, furniture, accessories, lighting , cabinetry, carpets, metalwork and more. Artists products featured include glasswork, custom woodworking, paintings, sculptures, textiles, photography, other decorative accessories and handmade chocolates.

Exhibitor's list below.

Panels on design will be held throughout the four days. Here are details for some of the intriguing panels and participants.

KEYNOTE SUPERSTAR DESIGN: A CONVERSATION WITH AMY ASTLEY AND MARTYN LAWRENCE BULLARD, Thursday, March 16th, 4-5 P.M. Join Architectural Digest Editor in Chief Amy Astley and Los Angeles based interior designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard for an intimate look at the dynamics of creating homes for some of the world’s most high-profile celebrities, including Tommy Hilfiger, Cher, Ellen Pompeo, and Khloé and Kourtney Kardashian. Topics include building your brand, licensing products, the power of the press, and the art of cultivating interiors with maximum drama.

TELLING STORIES WITH DESIGN, Friday, March 17th, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. David Rockwell and Sandra de Ovando both transform environments. Their work first intersected at Rockwell Group’s design for New York’s Vandal restaurant when they discovered what they shared in common: a passion to create immersive environments lasting for hours or decades. In conversation, they will discuss how they approach design in hospitality, how powerful ephemeral moments can be, and how collaboration is critical to achieving the very best in design. Featuring David Rockwell and Sandra de Ovando. Moderated by Maxwell Ryan, CEO  and founder of Apartment Therapy.

PRESERVING THE SOUL OF A HOME: HISTORIC PLACES AND LANDSCAPES, Friday, March 17th, 1:30-2:30 P.M. A discussion on the synergy and collaboration between residential and landscape design that honors history, tradition, and structure as evident in the renovations and modernizations of the Cedric Gibbons/Dolores Del Rio house in L.A., a 1940s Miami bungalow renovation, and Maycroft, the 1885 Aldrich family estate in Sag Harbor, New York. Featuring landscape architect Edmund Hollander and designers Frank de Biasi and Madeline Stuart. Moderated by Sandy Keenan, Director of Special Projects at Consumer Reports

HOME SUITE HOME, Friday, March 17th, 3:30-4:30 P.M. The aesthetics of hotel guest rooms are increasingly taking cues from residential spaces in an effort to elevate design and vice versa. From smart layout decisions to color choices to the right mix of furniture and fixtures, a fine balance is needed to create something extraordinary. Hear from a group of design visionaries who will delve into the secrets of how to make your bedroom feel like a five-star hotel. Featuring Matthew Berman of Workshop/APD, Stacy Garcia of Stacy Garcia, Inc., Jesse MacDougall of ICRAVE, and Michael Suomi of Stonehill & Taylor. Moderated by Stacy Shoemaker Rauen, Editor in Chief of Hospitality Design magazine

THE CHIC LIFE, Saturday, March 18th, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Tastemakers discuss individuality, personal style, and the undeniable intersection between fashion and home today. Featuring Tim Gunn of “Project Runway,” HGTV’s Genevieve Gorder, and Los Angeles-based interior designer Mary McDonald. Moderated by Jane Keltner de Valle, Style Director at Architectural Digest

ABOVE AND BEYOND: DESIGNING FOR CREATIVES, Saturday, March 18th, 1:30-2:30 P.M. The partners of McAlpine use architecture and design to shape private sanctuaries that inspire creativity. Specializing in highly personalized interiors for clients like Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, they will reveal the soulful spaces, romantic bedrooms, extraordinary guest quarters, party barns, and more that endow each retreat with individuality, intimacy, and uniqueness. Featuring McAlpine partners Bobby McAlpine, Susan Ferrier, Greg Tankersley, and Ray Booth. Moderated by book consultant Jill Cohen

HIGH-DESIGN ENTERTAINING AND THE PERFECT PARTY, Saturday, March 18th, 3:30-4:30 P.M. Trade secrets and essentials behind the art of entertaining and high design are revealed. Featuring Ken Fulk, designer and creative director for the tech sector’s elite and the author of Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World ; Lela Rose, fashion designer and author of Prêt- à-Party ; and Laura Dowling, Chief Floral Designer for the Obama White House and author of Floral Diplomacy at the White House. Moderated by Athena Calderone, renowned lifestyle expert, author of Cook Beautiful and creator of EyeSwoon

RENOVATION ROAD MAP: HOW TO GET STARTED, Sunday, March 19th, 11:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M. Learn what you need to know to define your project scope, set your budget, and navigate the gritty details of renovating small or palatial spaces. The conversation will focus on the nuts and bolts of a stress-free renovation. Featuring licensed contractors Stephen Fanuka of “Million Dollar Contractor” and DIY network star Jason Cameron. Moderated by Jean Brownhill, Founder and CEO of renovation matchmaker Sweeten

 SPIRITUALITY IN DESIGN, Sunday, March 19th, 1:30-2:30 P.M. Designer Vicente Wolf’s book The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire is the springboard for this discussion on how to create spiritually positive interiors and find beneficial ways to utilize all aspects of design—architecture, landscaping, interiors, and urban development—to achieve a higher level. Featuring Vicente Wolf and Katie Scott, interior designer and author of Let It Be. Moderated by Linda O’Keeffe, design writer and co-author of The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE AD APARTMENT, Sunday, March 19th, 2:30 P.M. Immediately following the Spirituality in Design seminar, join us in the AD Apartment as Vicente Wolf signs his book The Four Elements of Design: Interiors Inspired by Earth, Water, Air and Fire, and Katie Scott signs her book Let It Be.

DIFFA'S 20th Anniversary of Dining by Design NY

Your AD Design Show admission ticket gives you full access to DIFFA's 20th Annual DINNING BY DESIGN NY. Using the venue as a blank canvas, nearly 50 of the country's top designers create dining environments in an extraordinary and eclectic blast of creativity—all in support of DIFFA's work to fight HIV/AIDS.


Outside of the show, you could never see that many dealers in one day. It’s a great way to see products in real life on the floor.
Mario Buatta, Interior Designer
Complimentary admission for design trade who preregister online (two forms of professional credentials required).  Design trade tickets are $40 at the door.  Consumer VIP tickets are available to consumers and include exclusive access to Trade Day, Thursday, March 16th.  General admission tickets allow for re-entry on all four days.  No cash accepted on site.
All tickets include free admission to DIFFA's 20th Annual DINING BY DESIGN. Advance ticket purchase includes a one-year digital subscription to Architectural Digest.  Limit one digital subscription or refund per household.  Offer expires 07/31/2017.
Children under 12 are free.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Armory Arts Week 2017, NYC, March 1st-5th, 2017

 Armory Arts Week 2017, March 1st-5th, 2017, NYC

Here is a list of art shows happening in New York City during Armory Arts Week, 2017

The Armory Show-

At the center of Armory Arts Week is the Armory Show, held at Piers 92 and 94, NYC, March 2-5, 2017, spanning artwork from the early twentieth century through contemporary works. The show will feature over two hundred exhibitors from thirty countries. This year the show will have a new layout for the first time which will combine the two piers into a singular exhibit. Also brand new this year, a curated display by fourteen international artists of large scale artworks, installations and site specific commissions, utilizing the creative possibilities of the massive open industrial space of the two piers.
Piers 92 & 94
711 12th Avenue, New York, 10019
Thursday, March 2: 12–8pm
Friday, March 3: 12–8pm
Saturday, March 4: 12–7pm
Sunday, March 5: 12–6pm

The Volta NY Show-

Conveniently located next to the Armory Show, on Pier 90, is the Volta NY Show, March 1-5, 2017. This year, Volta NY celebrates its tenth anniversary, presenting invited international contemporary artists, at all stages in their careers, for solo showings of their work. Featured will be ninety-six galleries and artist run spaces from five continents and forty-eight cities, showcasing artists from thirty-eight nations.



5 – 7 pm
7 – 10 pm

12 – 8 pm
12 – 5 pm


General Admission   $25
Students/Cultural Institutions   $20
Groups (10+)   $20

VOLTA NY / The Armory Show Combination Ticket
Single Pass   $60
Groups (10+)   $50


Mutually acknowledged VIP access between VOLTA NY and The Armory Show


Direct shuttle from The Armory Show, Pier 94 to VOLTA NY, Pier 90
C and E train to 50 Street / 8 Avenue
1, A, B, C, D to 59 Street / Columbus Circle

The Scope New York Show-

The Scope New York Show, March 2-5, 2017, Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18 St. (new location) will host sixty international contemporary galleries, featuring emerging artists, special events, performances and talks.

SCOPE New York opens on Thursday, March 2 with the Platinum First View, followed by the VIP + Press Preview, and will run March 2 - 5, 2015.
Platinum First View | Thurs | Mar 2 | 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Invitation or Platinum VIP card for entry
VIP | Press Preview | Thurs | Mar 2 | 6:00PM - 9:00PM
VIP card holders and Press only
PUBLIC SHOW HOURSFri | Mar 3 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Sat | Mar 4 | 11:00AM - 8:00PM
Sun | Mar 5 | 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Platinum First View | Thurs | $150
General VIP | Thurs | $100
Public | Fri – Sun | $25
No refunds.

The ADAA Art Show-

The ADAA Art Show, March 1-5, 2017, Park Avenue Armory, NYC.
This show is organized yearly by the Art Dealers Association of America and features seventy-two dealers displaying a rich variety of international artwork from the ninetienth century through contemporary work. Many iconic artists’ rare works are on display.

March 1-5, 2017
Park Avenue Armory
Park Avenue at 67th Street
New York City

Wednesday-Friday: 12 to 8pm
Saturday: 12 to 7pm
Sunday: 12 to 5pm

Single Day Ticket: 25$
Purchase online here.

Keynote Panel
Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6pm
in the Board of Officers Room, (Please RSVP)


The NADA New York Show- March 2-5, 2017, Skylight Clarkson North, 572 Washington St. (free shuttles every half hour between NADA and the Armory Show, Pier 94) The New Art Dealers Association is a non-profit arts organization dedicated to cultivating, supporting and advancing new voices in contemporary art. There will be over one hundred international galleries and projects exhibiting. NADA Presents and Kickstarter are collaborating to feature events, performances and talks throughout NADA New York, 2017, including audio streaming live at Find daily special events at

NADA New York
March 2–5, 2017
VIP Preview by Invitation:
Thursday, March 2, 12–2pm
Opening Preview by Invitation:
Thursday, March 2, 2–4pm
Open to the Public:
Thursday, March 2, 4–8pm
Friday, March 3, 11am–7pm
Saturday, March 4, 11am–7pm
Sunday, March 5, 11am–5pm
Skylight Clarkson North
572 Washington St.
New York, NY 10014
Run of Show: $40
Single Day: $20
Fifty percent of proceeds raised from NADA New York ticket sales will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

The Independent Show-

Independent Show, public days, March 3-5, 2017, Spring Studios, 50 Varick Street.
The show will feature fifty-three international galleries showing contemporary artwork.

50 Varick Street
New York, NY 10013
(By invitation)
Thursday, March 2
Friday, March 3 12 – 7 pm
Saturday, March 4 12 – 7 pm
Sunday, March 5 12 – 6 pm
Tickets available onsite.
$25 general admission /
$15 students

Art on Paper-

The Art on Paper Show, March 2-5, 2017, 299 South Street, Pier 36. This show is hosting eighty- four international contemporary galleries.

Art on Paper Preview

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Friday, March 3
11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, March 4
11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, March 5
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Tickets: $25.00-$40.00

The Clio Art Fair-

The Clio Art Fair, March 2-5, 2017, 508 W. 26 Street, is a curated art show showcasing emerging and established independent artists without any exclusive New York City gallery representation, including sixty-five artists, some of whose work has been shown at the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim and the Whitney Biennial.

Clio Art Fair seeks to foster a dialogue that transcends prescribed geographies, hierarchies, and markets; and to further opportunities for greater expression of new media and ever ground-breaking content.”

 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm       VIP Opening Reception
                                         (Tickets $ 90.00)

10:00 am - 08:00 pm      Public viewing (FREE Entry) 

10:00 am - 8:00 pm      Public viewing (FREE Entry)

noon - 06:00 pm            Public viewing (FREE Entry)

Spring /Break Art Show-

The Spring/Break Art Show, February 28-March 6, 2017,
 New location, 4 Times Square (entrance on 43rd Street)
The 2017 show’s theme is “Black Mirror” and will feature work by over four hundred artists, chosen by over one hundred and fifty curators.

SPRING/BREAK Art Show is an internationally recognized exhibition platform using underused historic New York City spaces to activate and challenge the traditional cultural landscape of the art market, typically but not exclusively during Armory Arts Week. The sixth annual fair will be held from February 28th – March 6th, 2017 in our new location at 4 Times Square. 
By first inhabiting St. Patrick's Old School, and then the former James A. Farley Post Office, the initiative offers independent curators free space within New York City landmarks. In exchange for no-cost exhibition space, visionaries both established and unknown are charged with activating these non-traditional areas under a unifying theme and pushed to extend the boundaries of typical market week practices, low overhead and shifting curatorial themes their assets to this end.”
“All artworks in the show are displayed and available for purchase online, giving artists unknown, emerging, mid-career, and beyond a virtual compliment to their tactile exhibition.
Low-cost exhibition space and low-cost entry for art patrons, public, and practitioners alike aims to widen the arts audience in New York and broaden the dialog of what constitutes value and economy in a 21st Century city.”

February 28, 2017 | Preview Day
(Invitation Only or VIP Card)


VERNISSAGE Opening     5pm - 9pm   

March 1 - 6, 2017 | Daily Hours
Daily VIP Hour    11am - 12pm
(Physical VIP Cards from SPRING/BREAK, Armory, VOLTA, NADA, Independent accepted during VIP Hour)
Daily Hours    11am - 6pm
Proceeds from guest passes help support our initiative to offer free exhibition space to independent curators. We appreciate your continued support of our program!

Moving Image Art Fair-

The Moving Image Art Fair will feature exhibits of film, video and time based installation/sculpture, by twenty- eight international artists.  February 27 – March 2, 2017. Complimentary admission.

Opening reception: Monday, February 27, 2017: 6-8pm
Monday, February 27 – Wednesday March 1, 2017: 11am – 8pm
Thursday, March 2, 2017: 11am – 4pm

Moving Image is located at the Waterfront New York Tunnel in Manhattan’s Chelsea District.
Waterfront New York Tunnel
269 11th Avenue
Between 27th and 28th Streets
New York, NY 10001