-by Maya Yadid

Exhibition title: A Becoming Resemblance
Venue: Fridman Gallery
Dates: Until 5 September, 2017

An exhibition by Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Chelsea E. Manning, investigating emerging technologies of genomic identity construction and our societal moment.

In 2015, Heather began to produce 3D printed portraits derived from the DNA extracted from cheek swabs and hair clippings Chelsea mailed out of prison. Incarcerated since her gender transition and subject to a strict policy on visitation, Chelsea’s image was suppressed from 2013 until her release from prison in May this year. The artistic collaboration with Heather gave Chelsea back a form of visibility, a human face she had been denied.

Event: Movies With A View
Venue: Outdoor screening at Brooklyn Bridge Park

There is no better place to be on a hot summer night than watching a classic film at the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park and enjoying the breeze off of the East River with the dazzling Manhattan skyline before you.
There are plenty of outdoor screening going on through the summer in NYC, but that has earned a large and loyal following. Its free for the public and there are food and beverage stands all around so you won't get hungry. Movies With A View is a summer must.

Event: Beach Sessions Dance Series
pioneering performance series at Rockaway Beach

August in New York is all about going out of town; Long Island and Upstate NY are stuffed with New Yorkers in bathing suits and short. But for those of us who are looking to escape the city for just a few hours, Beach Sessions is a perfect way enjoy the ocean breeze and watch acclaimed dance performances by New York-based choreographers.
Beach Sessions is a pioneering performance series supporting and presenting site-responsive work in Rockaway Beach, Queens. An outdoor public program providing dance performances, public events, and environmental initiatives. Free and open to the public.