Hamventures NYC: Week of 2019.01.20

Monday - 2019.01.21

Virtual Virtual Reality

Name: Virtual Virtual Reality

Price: $10

Location: Secret Project Robot (a v trendy public art space)

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/802776643392049/

Brief: Secret Project Robot is a public art space that’s been on my list for several months now. On Monday, they’re going to be featuring a new indie VR game. If VR isn’t your thing, I hear they also have a pretty good bar and large array of free-to-play arcade games.

Tuesday (2019.01.22)

Art Apple NYC x Vol 1 x Soho NY

What: A visual art show with open bar and small foods. Presumably the first one, but idk.

When: 2019.01.22, 1800-2300

Price: $10 and up

Location: Some random location, look at the event

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2325927324302687/

Brief: I like it when there are events like these because you can see a bunch of art from a variety of people. Because the event is so “big”, those artists will likely pull their best stuff for display which makes the bang for buck that much better. Also $10 for an art show that includes food and drink is a bomb price.

Free yoga in Bryant Park

What: Free yoga by Core Power v early in the morning

When: 2019.01.22, 0800-0900

Price: FREEZY

Location: Bryant Park

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/633120183770301/?event_time_id=633120187103634

Brief: Reposted from BYT NYC

Wednesday (2019.01.23)

100s under 100

What: A series of informal lightning talks from artists about their practice.

When: 2019.01.23, 1900-2200

Price: Free or donation

Location: Liberty Hall at the Ace Hotel

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2120266848286721/

Brief: I like lightning talks. I like art. I like free stuff.

Babes and brews

What: Free beer tastings and food pairings in the spirit of celebrating women in/around beer.

When: 2019.01.23, 1830-2130

Price: FREEZY

Location: The Beer Fridge

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2272397776326098/

Brief: Free beer. Free food. Celebrate women. Reposted from BYT NYC

Thursday (2019.01.24)

Poetry and Prose Open Mic

What: Poetry and prose, duh

When: 2019.01.24, 1930-???

Price: $5 and up depending on when you buy

Location: The Secret Loft

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444795458990827/

Brief: I’ve been to a few events at The Secret Loft and they’re usually a weird time. This will probably be fun and if the poetry/prose runs out, they’ve got some resident comedians that can step in to fill the void.

Friday (2019.01.25)

Free Fridays at the Morgan

Name: Free Fridays at the Morgan

What: Come see the Morgan, fo freezy

Price: FREEE

Location: The Morgan

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/610101236092613/?event_time_id=610101242759279

Brief: I’ve walked by the Morgan a few times and noted how cool it looks from the outside. I still haven’t been and it’s likely going to be a small, quick visit but I think it’s worth checking out if you haven’t been before.

MoMA Scavenger Hunt and Cocktails

What: A scavenger hunt in the MoMA w/ other stuff to buy

Price: $26

Location: MoMA (note: I am a member)

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2202121970062783/?event_time_id=2238648386410141

Brief: Scavenger hunts aren’t my favorite thing in the world but some people like them. If it brings more people to museums/art, I’m in support.

Saturday (2019.01.26)

Warhol Factory Party by ArtsClub

What: A party where you dress like it’s the 1960s and make art with an open bar

When: 2019.01.26, 1900-2200

Price: $49 for open bar

Location: The Warhol Factory ? Check the event

Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/2424622677610002/

Brief: I don’t love going to big events with large price tags but $49 isn’t terrible for an open bar and if you really do get to go drink in Warhol’s old studio, then I think it’s well worth the price (I’d wager people would pay upwards of $25 just to see his studio so $24 for an open bar for 3 hours isn’t half bad).

Sunday (2019.01.27)

What: A gallery tour hosted by some random Meetup

When: 2019.01.27, 1400-1700

Price: FREE

Location: idk, check the event

Link: https://www.meetup.com/artforward/events/258141395/

Brief: I’ve never done anything with this Meetup but worst case you are forced to leave your home and can tour the galleries yourself.

Notable ongoings

The winter show

Name: The Winter Show

When: 2019.01.18-27, ~1200-1800

What: A big art show

Price: $25

Location: The Armory

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-winter-show-2019-january-18-27-2019-tickets-51724137287

Brief: This show looks a lot like the Armory art show (no surprise since it looks to be in the same space). I don’t typically like shows like this because they rarely have super weird art, but at a show of this scale you’ll likely find a few interesting pieces. Also it’s always entertaining to ask the galleries how much a given piece is. My current record is $30k.


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