MTA Arts for Transit
Photo credit Rob Wilson
Take the subway and learn about the artwork in NYC’s subway stations! Since 1985, MTA Arts for Transit & Urban Design has been commissioning artwork to enhance and improve the subway experience. Within the stations of Times Square and Midtown, riders now enjoy works by Roy Lichtenstein, Jacob Lawrence, Jane Dickson, and Eric Fischl. Join Assistant Director Amy Hausmann and artists of works commissioned for the Bronx, to learn about the process of designing artwork for the mass transit system that moves 8.5 million riders every day. Bring your own MetroCard!
Download the free Meridian app for full listings, turn-by-turn direction to artworks and more.
Peace Bike Ride
A great ride for everyone, from cyclists new to group rides to seasoned veterans. Join Nadette Stasa of the Peace Museum and Times’s Up! on a ride of some of downtown Manhattan’s peace sites including, Tibet House US, the former residence of John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Point Thank You, Teardrop Park, The Labyrinth for Contemplation, and many more! BYOB&H – bring your own bike and helmet!
Watch a promo of Peace Bike Rides on YouTube.
New York City Photo Safaris
Are you an aspiring photographer? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to study the art of architecture photography with a professional photographer on a New York Photo Safari. Enjoy special one-hour photo safaris all Weekend long at Times Square and the Park Avenue Armory. Pleased with your handiwork? Submit your favorite snapshot to OHNY’s Focus on Architecture Photo Contest!
Follow New York City Photo Safari’s blog, for insider tips of professional quality photographing.
Fading Ads of New York City
Photo credit Frank Jump
For over 20 years, author and photographer Frank Jump has been documenting fading advertisements of New York City. Visible, but less often seen, these ads cling to brick facades like forgotten relics of a bygone era. For Jump, fading ads are metaphors for survival and outliving expected lifetimes, a topic that is very personal to him. Don’t miss this chance to reposition your perspective to these ads hidden-in-plain-sight!
Listen to a podcast of Jump’s conversation with Leonard Lopate from WNYC.
All of these tours will be featured as part of the 2012 OHNY Weekend, October 6 & 7, 2012. All listing details for the Weekend will go live on our website in late September. Please check back then for specific dates, times and information about advance reservations, if required.