Monday, June 13, 2011

We want to know what's your #NewThing?

Its official...summer is here and with that comes the emergence of new talent, trends and exciting events that make this season a universal favorite. We can't wait to reveal our #NewThing this wednesday but in the meantime here is a list of new things happening around the city this summer. Let us know your #NewThing here on our facebook page.

Northside Festival
New artists are taking Brooklyn by storm starting this Thursday at the Northside Festival, a four-day summer celebration of #NewThings in the music, art and film world.  The festival will be held in various locations all within walking distance in Williamsburg and Greenpoint .The outdoor concert series kicks off Thursday night with rapper Theophilus London at the Music Hall of Willamsburg, doors open at 8pm. After the concert walk a couple blocks down the street to 285 Kent Ave for Tiny Victories (9:30pm), Blackbird Blackbird (10:15pm) and Penguin Prison. For more information click here.

New Actress - Jessica Chastain
 30-year-old budding actress Jessica Chastain started her summer on a high note. Her leading role in Terrence Malick's film "Tree of Life" was presented at Cannes Film Festival early this May. In the film Chastain plays Brad Pitt's wife and Sean Penn's mother...not bad for a newcomer. This is just the beginning for Chastain, who has five upcoming films scheduled to launch this year, playing roles such as loner Celia Foote in this summer's blockbuster hit "The Help" to seductress Salome in Al Pacino's "Wilde Salome". 

#NewThing at The High Line
Last Wednesday, the new section of the high line opened! The public park is now double in length extending to West 30th Street. To celebrate the extension, The Highline is offering new innovations in art, food and design for all to enjoy.  This summer only, Friends of the High Line introduces The Lot a public plaza offering innovative food choices from a revolving series of food trucks, a selection of wines at the outdoor bar operated by Colicchio & Sons  and capture Rainbow City's public art presented by AOL, which is a colorful urban playground filled with inflatable sculptures. Rainbow City's installation will be on view from now until early July. 

#NewThing at The New Museum : After Hours: Murals on the Bowery
As part of the Festival of Ideas for a New City, the New Museum is hosting a a new kind of exhibition titled "After Hours: Murals on the Bowery". From now until July 2nd, expect to see a colorful array of paintings on numerous retail store security shutters located on the Bowery between Houston and Grand Street. The New Museum has selected an eclectic group of seventeen artists which include; pop culture artist Deborah Kass and Gary Simmons best known for his erasure drawings.For a guided phone tour call the New Museum at 646.213.7207.

Photography Credit: Yana Paskova for The New York Times