June means different things in different places: in Dublin, it’s Bloomsday; in Sweden, it’s Midsummer. In Hyde Park, it’s the 57th Street Art Fair, held on the first full weekend of June every year. This time around, we’re honoring the vendors & passersby who will descend on our thoroughfare this weekend with a window brimming with art & photography books. And hey, since the annual sale runs through June 8th, they’re more affordable than ever! So grab some Vivian or Lucian or Diane or what have you, and partake in some reality…redefined.
Complete list/ordering info here.
The Lion King roars
Simba, guard cat at the 53rd Street Mini Mart, paws at the entrance to the locked shop at 8:23 a.m. The posted hours state the store opens at 8 a.m.
Clearly he is starving to death under all that fur.
(Photography by Carrie Golus, AB’91, AM’93)
Spring is in full swing, and we can’t wait to start spending evenings at the Point.
Can we get an AMEN?!
Drinks at the Robie House: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie-style masterpiece brings back a Friday night event offering cocktails, small eats and music.
BREAKING: The carillon at Rockefeller Chapel is currently playing Amanda McBroom’s “The Rose,” better known as the song that the Happy Hands Club signed in Napoleon Dynamite. Hard to control our laughter picturing this face:
Official video for “The Rose”; image from Random Gif Folder.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Hyde Park!
Exciting things coming up at the Renaissance Society in 2014. For more info, visit our website.
The highlight of my night came at around 10 p.m. Approaching the Point from the north along the lakeshore path, I happened upon the barriers. From my vantage point it was difficult to see anything at the Point, and difficult to even hear anything. However, promptly at 10 p.m. a band began to play loudly. This was presumably Prince, who was reported would be playing a two-hour set. I stood in the light rain listening for about five minutes with three other people, until the summer night became too chilly. Remember that scene when Luke watches the binary sunset on Tatooine? Like Luke, I too gazed wistfully off into the distance, although without a John Williams score.
(In case you had thought about trying to crash George Lucas and Mellody Hobson’s recent wedding reception at “the Point” in Hyde Park, but didn’t, this is what you missed.)
Doug Wilson, the owner and apprentice-less master at O’Gara and Wilson, will close the Hyde Park bookstore that has occupied 57th Street since at least 1913 — and move to Indiana. The business — which once was called Woodworth’s — actually dates to 1882, but it has had different locations in the city.