Tuesday, March 8, 2016

The Met Breuer to Open to Public with Three-day Weekend Celebration, March 18 - 20, 2016

Mark your calendars! The Met invites you to celebrate the opening of highly anticipated The Met Breuer, with three days of special programs and extended hours! The inaugural weekend begins at 10 am on Friday, March 18, with an interactive performance by David Dorfman Dance that will continue throughout the day.

Highlights of the weekend include a series of 9-Minute Talks presented by over 30 artists, writers, performers, designers, curators, Met staff, and other creative voices from across New York City. Inspired by the inaugural exhibition Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, the presenters will respond to the idea of the "unfinished" in talks of just 9 minutes in length-the time it takes to walk between The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer. A special Family Day will take place on Sunday, March 20, with programs and events for visitors of all ages, noon–4 pm.

The Museum will offer extended hours at The Met Breuer—from 10 am to 10 pm—on Friday, March 18, and Saturday, March 19.

All events are free with Museum admission.

Opening March 18 at The Met Breuer

Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible—a major thematic survey of unfinished works of art from the Renaissance to the present day. March 18–September 4, 2016
Nasreen Mohamedi—the largest exhibition to date dedicated to Indian modernist Nasreen Mohamedi. March 18–June 5, 2016
Relation: A Performance Residency by Vijay Iyer—live performance throughout Museum hours in the Tony and Amie James Gallery, March 18–31, 2016

Opening Weekend Performances and Talks
David Dorfman Dancers: The Met Breuer
Friday, beginning at 10 am
Throughout the day David Dorfman Dance and musicians will perform a work that interacts with the public and harmonizes with the notions of a reveal, the unexpected, and the joyful.
9-Minute Talks; all three locations
Hear creative voices from across New York City respond to the idea of "unfinished" in talks of just 9 minutes in length—the time it takes to walk between The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer, and between the entrance of Fort Tryon Park and The Met Cloisters.

Opening Weekend Activities

Art Activities
Hands-on art activities that will take place at The Met Breuer throughout the weekend include Drawing Space—Friday, 6–9:30 pm, Saturday, 11 am–9:30 pm and Sunday, noon–4 pm—taking inspiration from the work of the artist Nasreen Mohamedi, the subject of one of the inaugural exhibitions.
Family Day at The Met Breuer
Sunday, March 20; noon–4 pm
At interactive stations throughout the exhibitions—on floors 2, 3, and 4—families are invited to explore the galleries and create works of art at drop-in workshops. Other activities include Drawing Sound, a program with musician and educator Seth Ginsberg on floor 5. There will also be a #MetKids Photobooth, on floor 5.
Music Download
Soundwalk 9:09
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams's new work, commissioned to celebrate the opening of The Met Breuer, takes its title from the time it takes to walk between The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Breuer. The two compositions, "Downtown" and "Uptown" are available for download at metmuseum.org/soundwalk and at Q2music.org.

Refreshments at The Met Breuer: Blue Bottle Coffee Bar
Floor 5
Open during Museum hours
Recharge with light snacks and beverages available for purchase.


Special Hours for The Met Breuer Inaugural Weekend, March 18-20
Friday, March 18, 10 am–10 pm
Saturday, March 19, 10 am–10 pm
Sunday, March 20, 10 am–5:30 pm

Regular Hours for The Met Breuer (as of March 21)
Tuesday and Wednesday10 am5:30 pm
Thursday and Friday, 10 am9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am5:30 pm
Closed Monday

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Gourmet Artisanal Food Comes to New York's Penn Station at the Pennsy

No, this artisanal gourmet food court isn't in San Francisco, it's at Penn Station; reminds us of the gourmet food court at the San Francisco Twitter headquarters!
Groundbreaking news for Penn Station commuters and passengers: there's finally a healthy and delicious food court at Penn Station! The Pennsy, a new innovative culinary destination is located right at 2 Penn Plaza (at the corner of 33rd St. and 7th Ave.) - which is the site of the former Borders bookstore. The 8,000 sq. foot space features five of the most beloved NYC food stars including the first Manhattan location for renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda and vegan food-truck sensation, The Cinnamon Snail as well as new concepts from Mario Batali with Mary Giuliani, and Chef Marc Forgione. Chef Franklin Becker will also open a third Manhattan location of his healthy fast casual, The Little Beet.

Gourmet espresso beverages at Penn Station that isn't Starbucks!

Purveyors at The Pennsy include: 

The Cinnamon Snail - One of the nation’s top-rated food trucks sheds its wheels to open their first stationary location serving up vegan favorites like Thai BBQ Tempeh with Pickled Red Onions and Thai Basil, Arugula, Smoked Chili Roasted Peanuts and Sriracha Mayonnaise on Grilled Spelt Bread,  their famous Beastmode Burger Deluxe, Ancho Chili Seitan Burger Grilled in Maple Bourbon BBQ Sauce with Jalapeno Max & Cheese

Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors - Renowned butcher Pat LaFrieda opens up his first Manhattan  location that sells his famous pre-packaged meats and made-to-order signature sandwiches that include his Original Filet Mignon Sandwich, Meatball Subs and his Grilled Chicken Breast with Broccoli Rabe, Mozzarella and Calabrian Chili Aioli on an Olive Baguette

Gone are the days of waiting outdoors to get your fill of Korean Bar-b-que Seitan
Mario by Mary - This new Italian fast casual concept opens its first location with chef, writer, restaurateur and media personality Mario Batali who partners with caterer-to-the-stars and author Mary Giuliani to bring to the table a delicious Italian sandwich and soup shop.  Highlights include the When Mario met Mary, Fontina and Black Truffle Honey Grilled Cheese, The Nonna, a Grilled Eggplant sandwich with fresh whipped Ricotta and Scamorza, and the trainstopping L'angelo e il Diavolo

Lobster Press – Playing off the celebrated Chili Lobster dish at his Tribeca flagship, Chef Marc Forgione, partnering with lobster purveyor Homarus, introduces his first fast casual concept highlighting on-the-go lobster creations. Changing the way people think of the Lobster sandwich, offerings include the Lobster Press, a panini pressed fresh lobster sandwich served hot and paired with a side of Chili Lobster dipping sauce

The Little Beet - Know for giant sushi burritos, Top Chef Masters star Chef Franklin Becker along with Aurify Brands brings this veggie-focused, gluten-free fare that they made famous at the fast casual, The Little Beet and restaurant, The Little Beet Table. Items include Chef’s signature The Little Beet Bowl with Beets, Quinoa, Arugula, Goat Cheese and Chicken with Sherry Shallot Dressing, Salmon Tartare with Avocado, Pickled Asian Slaw, Chipotle Aioli with Brown Rice wrapped in Nori

Salmon Tatare burrito sushi by The Little Beet
The space will also house a central indoor dining lounge complete with communal tables, sofas and high top tables, an outdoor patio space for the warmer months, and a second floor event space that can be catered by vendors at The Pennsy.

The Pennsy is open seven days a week, Monday through Saturday 11am - 11pm and Sunday 11am - 8pm.  For more information please call 917-475-1830, visit www.thepennsy.nyc, on Instagram @thepennsy, on Twitter @thepennsy and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePennsy.