February: Local Events
photo courtesy of The Mela Foundation
WELCOME to our monthly rundown of some of the coolest events happening in NYC! Each month we at devivre Concierge will trawl the interwebs, to bring you some of the most unique and New-Yorky goings-on about town. Here are our top picks for February:
This weekend (2nd-5th) check out Mix NYC, a queer and experimental film festival of previously unseen works from legendary lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other queer-identified figures in avant-garde cinema. Screenings will be at 1022 Wyckoff Ave., Ridgewood. Then on Saturday get down to the Stonewall National Monument 2-4p for the LGBT Solidarity Rally.
This one's a bit of a lesser known New York institution. The Mela Foundations's Dream House in Tribeca is a truly unique experience. Last time I was there you had to find the door and ring the bell to be let in. Once upstairs you were asked to remove your shoes before entering a space doused in neon light and with acoustics set up in such a way that if you turn your head only half an inch it sounds completely different. Hours: Wed - Sat, 2p - Midnight.
Have you noticed? There's a war against our civil rights going on out there and it is crucial to get active and do something about it! There are many groups doing amazing things locally and nationally. I have found the daily kos has been great at giving numbers &/or automated email & script to call/send on a daily basis. I would also recommend looking at this calendar of protests, meetings & workshops you can attend to get educated and keep the pressure turned up.
On various dates, till Feb 12th you can explore The Met first thing in the morning before it's open to the public, with the contemporary American dance company Monica Bill Barnes & Company at their Museum Workout. Audience-Participants will be lead through the galleries while constantly moving, doing light exercises & stretching in order to engage with the art in a totally radical way.
And of course, the 14th is Valentines Day! Check out deVivre's awesome packages here!