Posts Tagged ‘Exhibits’

Tower Records

Lalo Shifirin Twin Towers on LP CoversTower Records is an exhibition of Harry Rosenblum’s  collection of more than 30 record covers that depict the Twin Towers before the attacks of September 11th, 2001. The display includes records from Charles Mingus, Supertramp, and Grandmaster Flash.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, September 14 from 7 to 10 PM. A listening station will be available for playing records from the collection.

Harry Rosenblum is the co-founder of Williamsburg’s Brooklyn Kitchen. He began his Tower Records collection before the September 11th attacks. In a post-9/11 world, it has taken on new meaning as an unexpected means of commemoration. Through this exhibition, The City Reliquary hopes to connect New York City’s past and present and celebrate these larger-than-life icons of the Manhattan skyline.

Twin Towers runs from September 14th – October 1st, 2013.

Embee Sunshade Co: An Iconic Legacy, Locally Made Opening Reception

Courtesy Theo Coulombe, Brooklynphoto Studio.

August 4th from 5 – 9pm
The City Reliquary Museum (Metropolitan Ave & Havemeyer St)

Join us to celebrate the opening of our latest exhibit, which celebrates the city’s finest purveyors of umbrellas. In business since 1940, Embee Shades’ products have become part of the iconic landscape of New York City, providing shade over hot dog carts, lifeguard stands, and NYC Parks Department kiosks.

Refreshments will be provided, including beer generously sponsored by another great Williamsburgh factory, the Brooklyn Brewery. Transportation for this exhibit is generously provided by Boxart Inc. Fine Art Services.

Top image courtesy Theo Coulombe, Brooklynphoto Studio.

THurd THursday & New Shows at CR

Hello Friends of The City Reliquary,

We are happy to announce the return of our spectacular THurd THursdays events. This week, on THursday January 21st, from 7:00-10:00 PM we will host a reception for TWO new exhibits at the museum.

In our Exhibition Hall, we are proud to announce the opening of “Company Journals of the Southside Firehouse”
An exhibit of historic logbooks detailing the daily work of Williamsburgh companies Engine 221 and Hook & Ladder 104 since the turn of the century, beautifully hand-written with fountain pen in calligraphic form and displayed with photographic and printed support materials of the era; Curated by Firefighter Patrick D’Emic L104.

Also, in the COMMUNITY COLLECTIONS window we are proud to present, Amanda B. Friedman’s Unicorn Collection.

We hope you’ll join us THis THurd THursday at 7:00 for refreshments courtesy of the Brooklyn Brewery.

This THurd THursday

Its time again for our monthly THurd THursday event again. We have a terrific line up for you, featuring:

In the Exhibition Hall:
Opening reception of Miss Subways, Past and Present, with current photographic portraits of the past Miss Subways by Fiona Gardner, along side archival photographs and posters. View a sample of Fiona’s work or visit the NY Times slideshow

In the Community Collection Window:
Closing reception of Amy Von Harrington’s Copper Mold Collection. Come see this spectacular eye-catching display during its last few days on view in our front window display case.

In the Urban Greenspace (aka; backyard)
The amazingly talented band, Frankenpine. This band has been described as a blend of folk, indie, and bluegrass which may help to explain their namesake: the large cellular towers thinly veiled with semi-realistic tree limbs. Frankenpine is also native to our corner of Williamsburgh having been founded on and recorded their first album here on Havemeyer Street.  Don’t miss these hometown heroes! For a sample of their music go to:
Expect an even more impressive live presence in our own backyard! (Band @ 7:30 PM)

And of course:
Brooklyn Brewery beers for just $3 a bottle!

Hope to see you at the next THURD THURSDAY, September 17th from 7-10 PM at your community museum, The City Reliquary.

May 16: The Candela Structures: A New York City History Mystery opening


Have you seen these prefab structures? Aren’t they cool? They’re located on the Flushing Bay Promenade in Queens, a few hundred yards from the Mets’ new stadium. Millions of people have seen them over the past 45 years, but almost nobody knows anything about them.

The Candela Structures: A New York City History Mystery, a new exhibition at The City Reliquary, tells the story of these underappreciated fiberglass formations and the surprising culture of mystery and misinformation surrounding them, from their origins as exhibit spaces during the 1964 World’s Fair to their current status as neglected but enduring landmarks on the Queens waterfront.

The exhibit will kick off with an opening reception on May 16th, 7 pm. Arts and crafts materials will be provided, so guests can sculpt their own Candela Structures, and the Reliquary will also provide “Save the Candelas” letters and envelopes, so guests can petition city officials to provide the Candelas with sorely needed repairs. Beer and other refreshments will be provided, and DJ Stacher will kick out the jams with mid-1960s pop-garage, psychedelia, and Shea Stadium live concert hits.

The exhibit has been produced by journalist Paul Lukas and architect Kirsten Hively, who developed a crush on the Candela Structures last year and decided to investigate their backstory. What began as a quick research project turned into an eight-month odyssey of dead ends, wrong turns, and architectural obsession. The resulting exhibit should give these underrated structures the attention they’ve long deserved.

The Candela Structures: A New York City History Mystery will remain on view at the Reliquary through June 28th.

Turning Point: a celebration of cycling and art

Amy Bolger and The City Reliquary present Turning Point: a celebration of cycling and art. Join us for the opening reception on Saturday, May 20 at noon.

turning point