Art in Odd Places explores event’s past and changes along 14th Street

A tumbleweed fashioned from discarded umbrellas, by artist Tim Thyzel, is part of the upcoming “Art in Odd Places” festival, which has the theme this year of “recall.” (Photo courtesy of Art in Odd Places)

A tumbleweed fashioned from discarded umbrellas, by artist Tim Thyzel, is part of the upcoming “Art in Odd Places” festival, which has the theme this year of “recall.” (Photo courtesy of Art in Odd Places)

By Sabina Mollot

Art in Odd Places, the annual outdoor visual and performance art show that’s made the whole of 14th Street its gallery since 2008, will be returning on October 7.

This is the 11th time the event has run in New York and this year, it will last five days, until October 11. The theme chosen this time around is “Recall,” which means the installations are either highlights from previous years, or reimagined versions of past projects, as well as some new works that are inspired by the past.

Fourteenth Street has been consistently chosen as the venue in recent years due to its location bordering several different neighborhoods.

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The Soapbox: Hoylman calls for action on climate change

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State Senator Brad Hoyman at a meeting of the Sierra Club

State Senator Brad Hoyman at a meeting of the Sierra Club

Hoylman calls for action on climate change

By Joy Garland

On September 9, the NYC Sierra Club that meets monthly at the Seafarers and International House on East 15th Street, hosted “The Waters are Rising: How will NYC and NYS Respond?” Members in the packed room listened to Cynthia Rosenzweig, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Dan Zarilli, Director, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency for the City of NY; and NY State Senator Brad Hoylman, Ranking Member of the Environmental Conservation Committee.

Hoylman told the audience that one of his primary goals was to call the legislature’s attention to the threat of human-made climate change, but felt his message met a seemingly anti-science undercurrent from some of his colleagues.

Hoylman submitted an Earth Day resolution calling for action to fight climate change, but the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee told Hoylman that it was omitted because a recent cold winter in Syracuse appeared to debunk climate change.

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