- Posted: 2:00 PM, February 8, 2012
Thursday Feb. 9
We Love Astoria Valentine's Pop-Up Market
The creators of the Astoria Market and Showroom by C present an evening of fun and shopping. Time Cafe will be offering drink specials and a live DJ throughout the event. Twenty-plus vendors will be featuring their unique handcrafted wares. 6-8 pm. Free. Time Café, 44-18 Broadway, Astoria, Queens.
Friday, Feb. 10 to Sunday, Feb. 12
Harlem Fine Arts Show
The event will celebrate the explosion of culture that began with the Harlem Renaissance and will include more than 100 emerging and established multicultural artists and nationally renowned regional galleries. Special highlights will include the works of famed Harlem Renaissance documentarian, James Van Der Zee, in addition to some of the most accomplished and influential American artists of African and Hispanic descent. The Friday night preview will be hosted by lifestyle expert B. Smith from 6-9 pm; tickets are $60. Regular admission, $20. Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive. Purchase at http://hfas.org/tickets or by calling Porcia Gardner at 914-450-4269.
Saturday, Feb. 11
“I Love Myrtle Avenue”
Hosted by Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership (MARP), Toren and the Corcoran Group, this open house event lets you discover all that Myrtle Avenue has to offer for Valentine’s Day. Attendees can take in the incredible views of Downtown Brooklyn/Fort Greene, tour Toren and pick up a copy of Myrtle Avenue Valentine’s Weekend Guide, which features discounts and promotions on local restaurants, shopping, gifts, spas and more. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Myrtle Avenue’s Soco Restaurant and desserts by Myrtle Avenue’s CakeJoy bakery. Noon-2 pm. Free. Toren, 150 Myrtle Ave., Downtown Brooklyn.
Saturday, Feb. 11
Félix Candela: A Symposium
During his career Félix Candela collaborated with both architects and engineers. He also formed a construction company "Cubiertas Ala" which build 'Hy-par' covers throughout Latin America. He often described himself as a builder, and in his writing, reclaimed the role of the architect as "master builder." Panelists will explore the continued debate on whether his extraordinary constructions are best described as engineering or architectural creations . Following the symposium events a celebratory opening reception for the exhibition will take place in the gallery. 1-8 pm. Free. 501 Schermerhorn Hall, Columbia University. For more information call 212-854-2877 or email email@example.com .
Tuesday, Feb. 14 to March 3
“10 Years Later—Changes in New York Since 9/11”
New Century Artists gallery presents this exhibition of 31 color photographs by Chana Benjamin focusing on the changes that have taken place in New York City in the past decade. The photos were taken in three separate locations: the High Line, Union Square and World Trade Center. They document the glass buildings constructed along the Highline and the buildings being erected at Ground Zero. New Century Artists, 530 W. 25th St., 212-367-7072.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Real Estate Weekly Women's Forum
Join real estate’s top women in finance, construction, investment, government, and management. Speakers include MaryAnne Gilmartin of Forest City Ratner and Faith Hope Consolo of Prudential Douglas Elliman . 8 am–3 pm. $249. McGraw-Hill Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas. For more information, call 646-862-6136.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Retrofit NYC: Save Money and the Environment
Retrofit NYC Block by Block and New York City Councilmembers Leroy Comrie and James F. Gennaro present this event where you can find out how to bring resources to buildings throughout Jamaica, Richmond Hill and all of Queens to benefit residents and businesses alike . This event will teach local leaders how their communities can gain from reducing wasted energy and improving the health and comfort of your home. 6:30 – 8 pm. Free. BAARNY Hall, 172-11 Hillside Avenue, Jamaica, Queens. For more information, visit www.prattcenter.net/event/green-forum-jamaica .
Through Wednesday, Feb. 29
Wood Shop, A David Stark Pop Up
David Stark has transformed Nina Freudenberger's Haus Interior in SoHo into a concept shop, Wood Shop. The shop will include a limited-edition David Stark Design product line, as well as provide a gallery setting and a destination for Haus Interior and David Stark design fans. Included are Valentine's Day gifts, home décor items and furniture, ranging from $5 to $500 . Haus Interior, 250 Elizabeth St., 212-741-0455.
30 E. 60th St., 212-317-9880 and 130 Greene St., 212-941-7300
Hours: Call stores for hours.
Sale: Feb. 13-29
This Italian leader in tabletop design is offering a discount of up to 70 percent off discontinued items , irregulars and floor samples. La Cintura di Orione stockpot, reg. $288, now $144; Birds & Clouds sushi set, reg. $105, now $31.50; Mediterraneo tea light holder, reg. $36, now $10.80.
151 Wooster St., 212-353-2600
Hours: Mon–Sat, 11–7; Sun, noon–6
Sale: Through Feb. 29
Home furnishings are 25 percent off ; Nolita dining table, reg. $4,900, now $3,675.
89 Seventh Ave., 212-929-4880
Hours: Mon to Sat, 10:30-7; Sun, noon-5:30
Sale: Through Feb. 20
To make room for the 2012 collection, a winter savings and clearance event will be taking place at the Chelsea showroom. Save up to 70 percent on premium Italian- and American-made furniture and get savings on a variety of sofas, sectionals, dining tables, home office furniture and more.
14 Wooster St., 917-237-0123
Hours: Mon-Fri, 10 am-6 pm; Sat. noon-6 pm
Sale: Through Feb. 11
At this biannual sale, all new orders are 20 percent off and floor models are reduced by up to 60 percent. La Lounge chair, reg. $3,200, now $1,900; lacquered Twist table, reg. $550, now $400.
121 Orchard St., 212-539-1771
Hours: Mon – Fri, 11am - 7pm; Sat and Sun, noon-7 pm
Sale: Through Feb. 12
Save up to 50 percent off furniture, ottomans, Ikat and Suzani pillows, mirrors, lighting and much more. Syrian Bench, reg. $1,395, now $1,116; Ikat pillow, reg. $150, now $105.
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