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Yes, It's Hot In Here: Former New York Mets Mascot AJ Mass

AJ Mass grew up walking distance from Shea Stadium, destined to be a New York Mets fan. What he didn’t expect to happen was eventually fitting into the Mr. Met suit.

A video and installation made by Cuban artist Leando Soto. This piece is one of more than 40 works in the “Ajiaco: Stirrings of the Cuban Soul” exhibit at the Newark Museum.
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 1, 2011 5:20 PM | Comments
ODC/Dance returns to The Joyce; explore traditional and spiritual roots of contemporary Cuban art and check out local artists from the Bronx...VIDEO
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Christina Knight for NYC ARTS  |  August 1, 2011 11:05 AM | 1 Comment
Sapphire's first novel was adapted into an Oscar-winning film called "Precious." Her second book, "The Kid," follows her protagonist's son, who faces different struggles.VIDEO
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Kevin Kilroy for NYC ARTS  |  July 29, 2011 3:55 PM | Comments
An interdisciplinary performance that explores the reciprocal influences of Asian culture — and particularly martial arts — on hip-hop, and of hip-hop on Asian culture.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  July 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
If you were in New York City in the '60s, there's a good chance you'll remember the psychedelic light shows at the Fillmore East. Allow us to take you back...VIDEO
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July 28, 2011 6:33 PM | 1 Comment
Terrence Malick is a must-see director.
Shel Silverstein's "The Giving Tree."
Kira Cohen  |  July 28, 2011 1:59 PM | 5 Comments
On Saturday, performers will celebrate the poetry and music of Shel Silverstein at Shelebration! as part of Central Park's Summerstage.
Bikers appreciate Park Avenue, sans cars, during 2010's Summer Streets event.
Bridget Leahy  |  July 28, 2011 12:51 PM | Comments
The NYC DOT encourages people to "Play. Run. Walk. Bike" at the fourth annual Summer Streets event.
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 28, 2011 12:23 PM | Comments
Grown on Long Island Day spotlights L.I. agriculture and encourages visitors to enjoy the local harvest in every season.
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July 27, 2011 5:12 PM | Comments
Your kids will love these spots in North Jersey.
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Bridget Leahy  |  July 27, 2011 4:40 PM | 3 Comments
Beloved opera tenor Andrea Bocelli will perform in Central Park this fall. Free tickets will be distributed at select locations beginning Aug. 4.
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