CoVIDA Solstice in Manhattan

The Morris-Jumel Mansion  in Upper Manhattan hosts an outdoor public art installation: CoVIDA – Homage to Victims of the Pandemic, on view from November 2 to December 31, 2020. The work is an artistic tribute to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. CoVIDA also honors the people who have passed away from the virus, acknowledges …

A Star Shot in New York City

Some days in New York City history are beyond tragic. Today is one of those days. On this date, back in 1980,  Rock Music icon John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside the Dakota Apartments on the Upper West Side. The first bullet missed, passing over Lennon’s head and hitting a window …

Thanksgiving in New York

In 1789, President George Washington in New York City issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation by the national government. In it, he called upon Americans to express their gratitude for the happy conclusion to the country’s War of Independence and the successful ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Washington noted that the day should be one of …