Weekly Events Calendar: 05.17.06

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Art & Design Events…

  • Mobile Living Exhibition/Conference
    • Mixing art, design, and technology to present pre-fab, mobile, and temporary homes
    • Conference: May 22nd and May 23rd
    • Opening Night Party: May 21st, 8-11pm
    • Skyline Studios, 257 Hudson (Spring St.)
  • Park Slope House Tour
    • Seven houses, one Romanesque Church and a YMCA rooftop open to the public
    • May 21st, 12-5pm
    • For more info: 718.832.8227
  • Third Annual Altoids Living Spaces– 2006
    • Altoids celebrates curiously strong emerging artists of new American contemporary design with a show curated by owner of Brooklyn’s The Future Perfect.
    • Viewing Party: May 22nd from 9pm to 2am (Complimentary beverages and cocktails will be served from 10pm to 11pm )
    • Supreme Trading, 213 North 8th Street (between Driggs and Roebling), Williamsburg Bklyn, rsvp: Julia at 212-679-6600 x220.
  • Champagne Chair Tour at DWR
    • May 17th, 7-9pm Champagne and Chocolates will be served.
    • DWR Tribeca, 124 Hudson Street , RSVP to tribeca@dwr.com by May 15th
  • Design Week in NYC
    • Tons of events, lectures, parties, tours all about design
    • May 20th through May 23rd
    • Meatpacking District, Jacob Javitz Center, Chelsea, Williamsburg
  • Haute Green 2006
    • An exhibition of the best in sustainable design
    • May 20th through May 22nd, Reception May 22nd, 7-10pm
    • Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • The High Style of Dorothy Draper: New York’s Decorating Maven
    • Pioneer of Interior Design from 1925-1960. Approaching design as entertainment, Dorothy Draper was named the most influential tastemaker of the time in America.
    • Opens May 2nd
    • Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave, (103rd St.) 212.534.1672
  • Grand Central Portraits: People in a New Town Square
    • Photographer John Sarsgard views the Beaux Arts masterpiece and the people that pass through it as a kind of social crossroads.
    • Through May 18.
    • Municipal Arts Society’s Urban Center 457 Madison Avenue, 212.935.2075
  • Garden Paradise
    • Artists explore the idea of garden as paradise: with its beauty and darkness
    • April 19th through May 24th
    • The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park, 5th Avenue at 64th St.