Are you visiting Chelsea, NYC this June?

This vibrant and unique district is full of fabulous fine art and great places to eat. Use the map below to find the exhibitions that are right for you and restaurants where you can relax and refresh. You Are Here is here for you.

Abstract Art

Aelita Andre, Paleontologists Footprint Dinosaurs Nesting Grounds, Acrylic & Mixed Media on Canvas.
  • 1. Ginny Fox. Intimate Universe, May 26-Jun 20
    Soho20 Chelsea — 548 W. 28th Street
    Tue-Sat: 12-6 P: 212-367-8994
  • 2. Jacqueline Humphries. Ground Floor, May 15-Jun 20
    Greene Naftali — 508 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-463-7770
  • 3. Kevin Broad, May 26-Jun 20
    George Billis Gallery — 525 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-645-2621
  • 4. Abstraction, Jun 04-Jul 31
    Robert Miller Gallery — 524 W. 26th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-366-4774
  • 5. Space Between, Jun 03-Aug 14
    The FLAG Art Foundation — 545 W. 25th Street
    Tue-Fri: 11-5 P: 212-206-0220
  • 6. Lourdes Sanchez. Entonces, May 21-Jun 26
    Sears Peyton Gallery — 210 11th Avenue
    Tue-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6 P: 212-966-7469
  • 7. Jill Nathanson, May 28-Jun 27
    Berry Campbell — 530 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-924-2178
  • 8. Eden: Pianeti Lontani. Paradisi E Terre Vulcaniche, May 12-Jun 20
    Unix Gallery — 532 W. 24th Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-209-1572
  • 9. Tegene Kunbi, Jun 11-Jul 11
    Margaret Thatcher Projects — 539 W. 23rd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-675-0222
  • 10. Patrick Wilson, May 28-Jul 03
    Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe — 525 W. 22nd Street
    Tue-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-445-0051
  • 11. Ky Anderson. Hover, May 28-Jun 27
    Kathryn Markel Fine Arts — 529 W. 20th Street
    Tue-Fri: 10-6, Sat: 11-6 P: 212-366-5368
  • 12. Andres Galeano. Jorunn Hancke Ogstad & Tyra Tingleff, Jun 11-Sep 05
    RH Contemporary Art — 437 W. 16th Street
    Mon-Sat: 10-6 P: 212-675-4200

Receptions

Events

Eloy Morales. About Head
Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-243-3822
May 16, 6-8

Space Between
The FLAG Art Foundation
545 W. 25th Street
P. 212-206-0220
Jun 03, 6-8

Ky Anderson. Hover
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 W. 20th Street
P. 212-366-5368
Jun 04,

Mister Finch’s Handmade Museum
Steven Kasher Gallery
515 W. 26th Street
P. 212-966-3978
Jun 04, 6-8

Lois Cremmins. Contemplating the Asphalt
Atlantic Gallery
547 W. 27th Street
P. 212-219-3183
Jun 04, 5-8

Olaf Breuning
Metro Pictures
519 W. 24th Street
P. 212-206-7100
Jun 04, 6-8

Pat Feeney Murrell. Evolution
Noho-M55 Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-367-7063
Jun 06, 4-6

Frederick Sommer: Glue Drawings
Bruce Silverstein
535 W. 24th Street
P. 212-627-3930
Jun 11, 6-8

Bodies and Spaces: Two Collective Exhibitions at Agora Gallery
Agora Gallery
530 W. 25th Street
P. 212-226-4151
Jun 18, 6-8

FREE SENIOR MONDAY FOR VISITORS 65 AND OLDER
THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART 150 West 17th St.
Jun 01 11-5
free

The Artist Studio Affordability Project: Can artists afford to stay in NYC?
CUE Art Foundation 137 W 25th St New York, NY
Jun 02 6:30pm
free, but RSVP is required

Vince Women’s + Men’s Sample Sale
Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets)
Jun 03 - Jun 07, Wed 11-7, Thu-Sat 10-7, Sun 10-5

Chelsea Opera at St. Peter’s Church in Chelsea
346 W 20th Street, NYC Btwn 8th/9th Ave
Jun 04 7pm
from $20

Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra & The Budos Band
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St.
Jun 04 9:00pm
Tickets FREE with RSVP

Tyondai Braxton: HIVE
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jun 04 - Jun 06, 8pm
$20

ArtWorks ADL: Justice, Advocacy & Art
Skylight Modern 537 W. 27th Street
Jun 04 7pm
from 100$

Chelsea Opera presents... Tosca
St. Peter’s Chelsea 346 West 20th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
Jun 04 - Jun 06, Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, June 6 at 4:00PM, 2015
from $20

Ellen Robbins Dances By Very Young Choreographers
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Jun 05 - Jun 06, Jun 5 & 6 at 7:30pm, Jun 6 at 3pm, Jun 7 at 12pm and 4pm
$15.00 Adults, $10.00 Children and Students

Pontus Lidberg Dance
Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jun 06 - Jun 07, Saturday 8pm Sunday 2pm & 7:30pm
start at $10

Summer Sports Experience
Chelsea Park Manhattan
Jun 06 11am
free

Pride: A walk through landmark LGBTQ locations of Chelsea
Meet at the newly renovated Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center, 208 West 13th Street between 7th and 8th Aves
Jun 07 2pm
free

Chelsea Nights: A Concert Series
Chelsea Market 75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16 Streets)
Jun 11 6:30pm

Ballet Tech Kids Dance
Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jun 11 - Jun 14, Thursday 7pm Friday 7pm Saturday 2pm & 7pm Sunday 2pm
start at $10

Dance and Process: Bourque-LaFrance, Kimitch, Krantz, Ward
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jun 12 - Jun 13, 8pm
$15

Chelsea Music Festival
different locations
Jun 12 - Jun 20,
http://www.chelseamusicfestival2015.org/#festival

Grégoire Maret & The Inner Voice Ensemble w/ Special Guest Lizz Wright
Highline Ballroom 431 W 16th St.
Jun 15 8pm
$25 - $50

Polish National Ballet
Joyce Theater, 175 8th Avenue
Jun 16 - Jun 21, Tuesday 7:30pm Wednesday 7:30pm Thursday 8pm Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm & 8pm Sunday 2pm
start at $10

Fucking Identical Twins: A Musical Ass Wednesday
UCB Theatre, 307 W. 26th Street
Jun 17 8pm
$5

Himalayan Happy Hour
THE RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART 150 West 17th St.
Jun 17 6:00-9:00pm

Just Alap Raga Ensemble Raga Darbari
Dia:Chelsea, 535 W. 22nd Street, 5th Floor
Jun 19 9pm
$40 general admission; $32 for Dia members

ZviDance Escher/Bacon/Rothko
New York Live Arts, 219 W. 19th Street
Jun 24 - Jun 27, 7:30pm
$25-$35

Open House: Steven Reker, Ryan Seaton, Matt Evans, and Eliot Krimsky
The Kitchen, 512 W. 19th Street
Jun 25 - Jun 27, 8pm
$15

After School . . . Comedy: Because Real Life Isn't As Fun As They Promised.
Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd Street
Jun 27 10:45pm
$15

Is it work or is it play? Christian Madsbjerg on the business problem of being an artist
CUE Art Foundation 137 W 25th St New York, NY
Jun 30 6:30pm
free, but RSVP is required

The High Line

Chelsea is best known for its many art galleries, with visitors continually delighted by the diversity of mediums, themes and artists all displayed in a single neighborhood. Since the opening of the High Line, though, the area has had another claim to fame, one which can provides a unique, relaxing space that can be enjoyed by tourists, art lovers and those who live and work nearby.

The High Line was originally an elevated railway that used to carry goods from warehouses in Chelsea to other places around the city. It was originally designed as a safer form of transport – far better than the previous method of sending cargo by means of freight trains which ran at street level and caused numerous accidents. Over time, however, other methods of moving things around were devised, and by 1980 the High Line seemed an anachronism which ceased to function, falling gently into disuse and decay.

When Chelsea began to revive in the 1990s, property developers were keen to dismantle it. But a determined group of citizens, who formed the group Friends of the High Line and eventually convinced the city to support their ideas, were convinced that with time, effort and vision, the High Line could become something special and valuable in the area.

Walking along the High Line today, it seems clear that they could not have been more right. The old tracks have become a delightful promenade which runs along above the streets, giving visitors an opportunity to see some wonderful New York views whilst surrounded by beauty and greenery. The plants have been carefully chosen so that some of the wild varieties which took root there when they were allowed to run wild are still represented, giving sensitive viewers a sense of what it would have been like then. This impression is increased by the metal tracks which still remain visible in some parts of the walk, a reminder of the past that gives the present design a feeling of movement and flow.

As befits an attraction in the heart of New York’s art district, the High Line also boasts public art sculptures and installations, some of which last for months, and others which are only present for a few weeks or even hours. These, too, are mindful of the space they inhabit and fit beautifully into the scene even as they encourage thoughtfulness about the nature of the place.

A refreshing change from the frenetic pace that often characterizes the city below, the High Line is the perfect place for anyone in Chelsea to relax, unwind and take time to appreciate the area.

Check out the website for more information.

Tom Otterness - Life Underground

Often we are so busy waiting for the latest art installation to open, or to visit an exhibition that has been much discussed, that we forget that we are already surrounded by art and exhibitions, both in and outside galleries and art related venues. This is particularly true in Chelsea, where every wall, staircase and corner might surprise you with a unique piece of artwork when you least expect it. That’s why, this month, we decided to feature and celebrate the amazing permanent public artwork of Tom Otterness - “Life Underground” – as a reminder that beauty and art can be everywhere and that that potential surrounds us always, as long as we are paying attention. Otterness, who is an American sculptor, created an army of over 100 small and medium sized bronze figures in 2001 and scattered them throughout the subway station at 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, here in Chelsea. The project was commissioned by the MTA’s Arts for Transit and today it is still one of the most popular public art projects in New York City. The sculptures represent people, animals and abstract subjects, all reinvented in a cartoon style and represented in different situations and activities. The result is the creation of a permanent parallel universe, charming and playful because of the combination of the subjects and their interactions, but also serious and judgmental because of their allusions to our real world and to the people who are constantly walking, sitting or running around them. The artist described the whole project as showing the “impossibility of understanding life in New York,” but the more you look at his figures, the more you actually feel the opposite – as if these little figures really understood it all much better than many of the passersby.

So, next time you’re at the subway station in Chelsea, look out for these thought-provoking sculptures. We never get tired of them!

14th Street and 8th Avenue, New York, NY
http://www.tomostudio.com/artworks/life-underground

You Are Here is a great way to make the most of your time in Chelsea. This site makes it easy to see where you are in the neighborhood and provides carefully designed themed walking tours of the art galleries that have made Chelsea famous throughout the world.

It also contains information about exhibition openings, receptions, and the special events scheduled to take place in the area. You can see what’s on and where it’s happening, as well as work out how to get there.

When you’re tired after a morning of exhibition hopping, or an afternoon browsing galleries, you can take a look at the restaurant information and let You Are Here guide you to a comfortable place to sit and have a bite to eat.

You Are Here has a fully functional mobile site, so if you're out and about in Chelsea, all you need to do is pull out your phone and check the site to find the details you need.

All the information you need for a fabulous day out in Chelsea, all in one place!

You Are Here directs discerning visitors right to the restaurants and galleries that interest them. And that means qualified traffic for you.

You Are Here covers Chelsea’s vibrant arts scene — spotlighting exhibitions, special events and galleries. With a clean, reader-friendly design, You Are Here points foodie visitors hungry for more, to the restaurants and cafes that that will appeal to their eclectic tastes, from Cheap Eats to Upscale Dining and from Kid Friendly Restaurants to Celeb-Spotting Restaurants.

Plus, You Are Here's handy 8" x 3.5" size makes it easy for readers to carry with them and refer to while they're on the go.

Also important,You Are Here reaches them where they stay - in the city's hotels as well as in strategically located street boxes, selected cafes, bars, restaurants, art galleries and tourist information booths.

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