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The Gaze

July 30–October 31, 2021

Astoria, New York, July 26, 2021 — Barry Jenkins’s extraordinary and acclaimed adaptation of Colson Whitehead's Pulitzer Prize–winning novel The Underground Railroad will be the focus of a gallery installation at Museum of the Moving Image beginning July 30. The installation will be anchored by Jenkins’s film The Gaze, a nearly hour-long assemblage of moving-image portraits of principal and background cast featured throughout the show’s ten episodes, and also includes production and costume design material from the limited series. Installed within the Museum’s core exhibition Behind the ScreenAn Act of Seeing: Barry's Jenkins's The Gaze will be on view through October 31, 2021.

Make-A-Wish Group Photo 2Real-Life Hero from Make-A-Wish Invited for Exclusive Access of the Museum and a Private Viewing of the Film Only Airing at Madame Tussauds 

New York City, NY (July 14, 2021) – Madame Tussauds has collaborated with Marvel to create an exclusive new film, “Marvel Universe 4D.” The thrilling all-new 4D film experience invites guests to feel the power of their favorite Marvel Super Heroes in Madame Tussauds New York, Madame Tussauds Hollywood and Madame Tussauds Las Vegas. Wind-chilling, water-soaking and face-flinching special effects bring the audience closer than ever before to Captain Marvel, Thor, Black Panther, Rocket, Spider-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp as they battle Loki in a bid to save the city from his invasion.

Cube Art FairCube Art Fair, the World’s largest Public Art Fair, launches the first-of-its- kind NFT Art Fair in New York from June 25-27, 2021, offering a physical art viewing experience of NFT-only works to 10 million visitors

New York, N.Y. -- Following the tremendous amount of success of Cube Art Fair’s recent exhibitions on 100+billboards in the streets of New York City, Miami and Brussels, which came as a creative solution to the cancellation of in-person shows due to Covid-19, Cube Art Fair is once again ahead of the curve. In an innovative and exciting format, Cube Art Fair is launching the first-of-its-kind NFT Art Fair in Times Square on June 25, 2021.

Cube Art Fair has managed to pivot its in-person art fair to a viewing experience throughout the streets of major art cities. With its reach as the World’s Largest Public Art Fair showcasing artworks from established and emerging artists from around the world, Cube Art Fair aims to make art more accessible to the public.

First LookAcclaimed Festival of Innovative New International Cinema taking place July 22–August 1

Opening Night is the NY premiere of Claire Simon’s The Grocer’s Son, the Mayor, the Village, and the World… and Closing Night is the NY premiere of Dash Shaw’s Cryptozoo

First Look 20/21 presents 22 features and more than two dozen mid-length and short works from around the world, plus its signature “Working on It” sessions, which focus on the creative process

Astoria, New York, June 16, 2021 — First Look, the Museum's acclaimed festival of innovative new international cinema, introduces New York audiences to formally inventive works that seek to redefine the art form while engaging in a wide range of subjects and styles. The festival’s tenth edition — shifting to mid-summer and extended to two weekends, July 22 through August 1 — First Look 20/21 presents still unseen works from the 2020 iteration of the festival alongside over a dozen additional programs, making it the biggest and most wide-ranging edition to date. All First Look 20/21 programs will be presented in the Museum’s two theaters, with filmmakers appearing either in person or via live video. A selection of films will also be available for online viewing after their on-site premiere, details forthcoming.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild Renew$31 Million Project Adds Interim Recreation Space, Outdoor Flexible Space, Benches, Propeller from S.S. United States, Interpretive Panels to Existing Hudson River Park Facilities

Project Completed in Less than Three Months

Pier 76 To Host Outdoor Screenings as Part of Tribeca Film Festival

New York State Took Possession of Pier 76 in January, 2020

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the grand opening of Pier 76, a new recreational and cultural space on Manhattan's western Hudson River shoreline, achieving the long-awaited inclusion of the former New York City Police Department impound parking facility into Hudson River Park. The project was completed in only 81 days, or less than three months. The Governor also announced that Pier 76 will be one of the sites hosting outdoor screenings for this year's reimagined Tribeca Film Festival.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewNorth America's First and Largest-Attended Auto Show Returns August 20-29, 2021 at Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Tickets Go on Sale Starting June 30 and Will Be Made Available at Pre-Pandemic Attendance Levels 

Nearly One Full Floor Dedicated to Electric Vehicles at This Year's Show

Auto Show Will Follow State's Health Guidance 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the 2021 Reimagined New York International Auto Show will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center from Friday, August 20 to Sunday, August 29, 2021.  Beginning June 30, tickets to North America's first and largest auto show - which will dedicate nearly a full floor to electric vehicles this year - will be made available at pre-pandemic attendance levels. This announcement builds upon the continued reopening of New York's economy and event venues and reflects New Yorkers' significant progress in vaccinations and sustained reductions in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

Brooklyn Bridge Park ConservancyBrooklyn, N.Y. — Every year, Brooklyn Bridge Park welcomes over 5 million visitors, with thousands coming to enjoy Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s free, public programs in the Park. After a challenging 2020, Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) are excited to announce the launch of a rich season of programming. Without ever having to leave New York City, visitors and locals alike can take part in an enriching season of arts and culture, fitness, recreation, environmental education, and volunteer opportunities from May to October…

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewWorld Renowned Race Will Operate at 60% of Typical Participant Field
COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines in Place for Participants and Event Staff

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the TCS New York City Marathon will return for its 50th running this year on November 7. The race will operate at 60 percent of its usual participant field for a total of 33,000 runners. This landmark marathon is being planned with COVID-19 health guidelines which are subject to change as the public health conditions change. As of now, the race's health protocols include staggered start times, social distancing, masks, and health screenings to ensure the race operates in the safest way possible. Registration is expected to open on Tuesday, June 8.

Craig HarrisAn Evening of Remembrance and Reflection
Performance Marks Anniversary of George Floyd Killing

Brooklyn, NY—On Tuesday, May 25, composer-trombonist Craig Harris returns to Brooklyn Botanic Garden for an outdoor performance of “Breathe,” a work for an ensemble of 20 brass and percussion musicians. Says Harris: “‘Breathe’ is a sonic statement in response to the long-term and current injustices inflicted upon African-American people. ‘Breathe’ is offered to support the community in staying resilient and persistent in fighting for justice.”…

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewDesign-Build Project is On-Budget Despite COVID-Related Challenges 

New State-of-the-Art Spaces Will Provide a Boost to Hospitality and Tourism Industries 

Key Part of Governor Cuomo's Midtown West Redevelopment Plan 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the construction completion of the historic $1.5 billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion, proving the effectiveness and efficiency of the design-building process in New York State. The massive project, which will add 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space on Manhattan's West Side, was completed on budget despite the challenges related to COVID-19. Expanding the Javits Center, which has operated as the busiest convention center in the United States, furthers Governor Cuomo's efforts to continue New York City's role as a leading tourism, hospitality and business destination, and the project serves as a key part of the Midtown West redevelopment plan, including the transformation of Pier 76 directly behind the six-block convention center.