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Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue’s Weekend Makeover

Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue’s Weekend Makeover

By Chelsea Moore

NEW YORK

et ready to eat your heart out at the 39th annual Atlantic Antic street fair. Sunday, September 29th from noon until 6 p.m. New York City’s largest street fair will be taking over ten blocks of Atlantic Ave. from Hicks St. down to Fourth Ave. in Brooklyn. The event will feature over 600 vendors, with everything from local restaurants and stores to crafts, fashion, food, and more.

The annual Atlantic Antic street festival is presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation (AALDC). Founded in 1974, the AALDC is a non-profit organization that strives to “further economic development, historic preservation, and cultural enrichment in the greater Atlantic Avenue area,” according to the organization’s website. Linking the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, the AALDC provides information, advocacy and other services to promote the preservation of some prime New York history.

As is traditional of street fairs everywhere, the Atlantic Antic will host a wide variety of food, from the swanky and savory to the sinfully delicious funnel cake. With 39 years of tradition backing this event, a number of repeat booths will appear. Brooklyn-based Waterfront Alehouse, Table 87 Coal Oven Pizza, Red Hook Lobster Pound and more will be in attendance serving up delicious eats. Sixpoint Brewery will be at the Antic serving their annual Antic Amber, brewed special for this event. And the Antic will welcome newcomer Free Range Wine to the festival this year. Free Range will be serving up a variety of over 200 fine wines.

After you fill up on Antic food and drink be sure to stop by one of the festival’s 12 stages to see some great performances. With an array of musical options, you’ll be able to pick your favorite genre from country to reggae to dance the afternoon away. A Kid’s Block is also planned, and will be located between Boerum St. and Smith St. with face painting and pony rides for younger attendees.

Who: The Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

What: The Atlantic Antic, New York’s largest street festival

When: Sunday September 29th 2013 from Noon until 6 p.m.

Where: Atlantic Ave. between Hicks St. and Fourth Ave. in Brooklyn, NY

Why: According to the event’s website, “the Atlantic Antic will bring together thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun! The Atlantic Antic is a living tribute to the myriad of heritages that coexist in Brooklyn.”

International Center of Photography Triennial Exhibit’s Final Weekend

International Center of Photography Triennial Exhibit’s Final Weekend

By Chelsea Moore

NEW YORK

2013-09-18 10.58.48The International Center of Photography’s third Triennial Exhibit will conclude its run Sunday. The exhibit, titled A Different Kind of Order, features work from 28 artists across the world addressing current social, economic and political issues.

Since its inception in 2003 the ICP Triennial exhibits have looked at the progressive developments of photography, video, and other multimedia visual representations of diverse subjects. Past exhibits have tended to focus on current social issues. The works that make up A Different Kind of Order continue this vision with pieces that explore “the new visual and social territory in which image making operates today,” the ICP says.

Artists used many different mediums to explore their subjects. According to the Institute, “A Different Kind of Order focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability.” Spanning the ground and first floors, the exhibit features photography, video, digitally modified and compiled images, and more multimedia pieces. A café offering wholesome snack options also occupies the ground floor.

2013-09-18 11.14.51-3Hito Steyerl, one of the 28 contributing artists, works predominantly with video. Her work is featured in a darkened room at the ICP, where visitors can rest for a moment on one of the room’s benches. The work displayed attempts to investigate “the constant slippage between visual truth and fiction.”

Another artist, Sohei Nishino, has two pieces from his Diorama Maps series on display. Nishino’s work explores different experiences of cities worldwide. He spends roughly a month exploring his subjects, taking photos all across the city then hand cutting and arranging the negatives into experiential maps. The image below shows the downtown portion of Nishino’s map of New York. Nishino’s map of Tokyo is also on display.

2013-09-18 11.31.31Additional subjects explored include the social implications of natural disaster increases global warming, a series documenting the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan in 2011 and many more.

The exhibition will close Sunday, Sept. 22. The International Center of Photography is located at 1133 Sixth Ave., New York. The Center is open Friday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m., and will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.