Sunday, February 01, 2009

a year of celebrations

Galileo isn't the only one having a party this year. Here in NYC, the English navigator, Henry Hudson, who explored the mighty river that bears his name as well as the Grand Concourse, the Champs-Élysées inspired thoroughfare of the Bronx, are being celebrated with a host of different events and programs.

Last week Mayor Bloomberg and his Dutch counterpart launched NY400, a yearlong celebration of Hudson's "discovery" of this great North American waterway.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts has set up an international competition to highlight the centennial anniversary of the Grand Concourse. Artists, writers, architects, designers, and local residents are asked to submit representations and observations of its past and present as well as visions of its future.


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