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Recap of Diversity of Public Art Event at Bronx Community College
Hey Guys and Happy Monday!!
Well, apologies for being MIA yesterday. It seems impossible to get both me and my dear cuz on this blog at the same time.
While Tanya was bopping around Copenhagen yesterday, before heading to Zagreb, Croatia, I was running around locally here on Long Island. It was a big day for me and my girls for open houses.
We looked at several home and even had a contractor meeting at one of our favorites to get a sense of the cost to do some renovations to make the house more friendly for our lifestyle.
I'm not going to lie - I'm a bit scared at what the cost will be to do the construction, but I'm hopeful that we can always break down the work into smaller bites, if need be. Crossing my fingers that the quote will come in as economical as possible.
There is so much to consider - the neighborhood, the structure, the layout, the taxes, work needed, finding a place where the kids feel comfortable and a plethora of other things. So, I'm taking it show and one step at a time!!
In other news...
I had the absolute pleasure of attending a delightful event at in The Bronx over the weekend. Saturday was the Diversity of Public Art Event at Bronx Community College and it could not have been a more gorgeous day out to enjoy the campus, the outdoor events and my favorite part, the Hall of Fame tour!!
This event was created to highlight artistic diversity in a variety of categories from various cultures. The day included music, poetry and much more.
The day started with some opening remarks in the Gould Memorial Library with the Bodoma Garifuna Culture band of Honduras origin. Traditional dance with a variety of drums creating rhythmic beats while colorfully dressed dancers performed in time with the music with harmonized singing.
The Rotunda of the Gould Memorial Library
is the largest interior made of
Irish green marble in the United States.
Next, it was on to The Hall of Fame for Great Americans for a tour. Located on the grounds of the college, this outdoor sculpture gallery is the first such hall of fame in the United States,
The 630-foot stone colonnade, which was completed in 1900, half-encircles the university library and houses 98 bronze portrait busts of a number of prominent Americans.
Designed by the prominent architect Stanford White, the Beaux Arts structure stands as a secular national shrine to great men and women. I was thrilled to join the tour led by Bronx historian Lloyd Ultan, who led us through the entire Hall of Fame, giving us insight into most of the men and women represented, and factual information about the prominent world renown sculpturers.
In a word it was delightful!!
There was also some really cool poetry reading and the weather couldn't have been more perfect.
The Hall of Fame is also on the National Register of Historical Places and a perfect destination for a lovely sunny day!
Here's to a terrific rest of the week!