Hosted by Thomas Ciccone
Join us on March 27th, for an evening of Wine and Jazz hosted by Yaniv Toledano.
Sound by Qantar
More Details coming soon!
Novo Presents a gallery exhibition by Adi Kraus, M A S K S
Works will be on display from March 17th-22nd, with a public viewing party on March 18th
I was always intrigued by the human body and the way skin, muscles and bones create these amazing continuous curves and shapes.
I have learned that there is a whole world of beauty beyond the cultural and sexual connotations of a naked body. My intention was always to capture that beauty and the way it reflects subtle gestures and emotions.
For 20 years my art pieces were figurative nude. Trying to touch the true nature of that beauty I always started with clay, because of the way wet clay resembles the human skin.
In recent years, social networks changed the way we communicate and visually present ourselves to others. Our virtual world became a competitive stage where many try to look happier and more glorious than they really are, sharing their life experience through staged filtered images, presenting only visual fake masks of how they want others to see them.
Since 2016 I have been investigating different approaches to the representation of those masks while still using clay as a medium for the base piece, so it all starts with a genuine sculpture.
Novo Presents a gallery exhibition by Jamel Robinson, H O M E.
Works will be on display from March 9th-15th, with a public viewing party on March 14th
March 11th & 12th by appointment from 3-8PM
Transforming my childhood apartment into a live-work studio was one of the bravest acts in my artistic journey because it was the moment when I declared to myself that my existence in the space would primarily be to create.
Since then I’ve had the fortune of transforming private and public spaces in New York, Los Angeles, Paris and Copenhagen into my “H O M E” by turning them into home-style showrooms or replicas of my studio and creating site specific works for exhibition.
From March 9th – 15th, I’ll have the pleasure of partnering with NOVO again to transform their new gallery space into my H O M E where I’ll be exhibiting interactive fabric sculpture, canvas sculpture and other select works from Harlem Royalty Studios for the first time.
Viewing will be by appointment only with the exception of a public reception on March 14th from 6-9PM immediately followed by an after party in The Locale.
This event is a showcase celebrating women in business, travel, art, music, and live performance. Our spaces at 263 Bowery will be graced with some of New York City’s most talented women, starting with a panel discussion about women in business travel and the triumphs and struggles they experience. Following the panel, we will have live performances including ballet, spoken word, live music, and performance art, with art from local female artists displayed and available for purchase throughout the space. We will end the night with a dance party, set in motion by several dj performances by some of NYC’s favorite female talent.
Small Bites generously provided by Lighthouse BK. lighthousebk.com
Drinks provided by Novo Boutique Living.
Event will start at 5:30 with a panel discussion on Women in Business Travel and their experiences, trials, and advice they have collected during their travels.
Kirsten Magen, Managing Director, Hue & Cry (US) – Kirsten leads the US office of Hue & Cry, a multi-disciplinary design and communications firm, representing the world’s best hospitality brands. Kirsten has worked in the travel industry for more than a decade, working with clients like Black Tomato, Ian Schrager’s EDITION brand, The Ritz-Carlton, Cathay Pacific airlines, Crystal Cruises, DREAM hotels and other independent and branded hotels and resorts, as well as work in real estate, wine and spirits. Kirsten travels constantly for work, balancing life on the road with her role as a wife to husband Yoav, and mother to two toddler girls, Maya, 3, and Ella, 2.
Jane Mulkerrins, Freelance Journalist – regular contributor to The Telegraph, The Guardian, Financial Times, Grazia magazine and others, covering celebrities, current events, film and television and pop culture. She has interviewed individuals such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham, Matthew McConaughey and others. When she isn’t traveling the world to report on a story, Jane resides in Brooklyn Heights and is working on her first nonfiction book.
Annie Fitzsimmons, Digital Director, Virtuoso, a global network of the world’s best luxury travel advisors. Annie Fitzsimmons is also an editor, writer, consultant and speaker, with deep expertise in the travel industry. Annie serves as an editor-at-large for National Geographic Traveler and is on a first-name basis with the most impressive brand leaders in the global hotel and travel industry. Annie is a dog mom to rescue dog Rocco, and a new mom to 4-month old Sophie. Annie lives in Brooklyn with her husband Alex.
Heather Mikesell, Executive Editor, American Spa magazine. Heather leads the editorial team of American Spa, a magazine focused on the resort and destination spa industry both domestic and international. In her role, she is at the front lines of trends and discoveries in wellness and beauty. She is a passionate traveler, and beyond visiting beautiful spas for work, she has written travel and adventure articles for publications including Elite Traveler, Luxury Travel Advisor, Travel Agent, abcnews.com, jetsetter.com, outside.com, wellandgood.com, and more.
Performances will begin at 6:30 PM
Live Performances by:
Connie + Nora Nostrand
Bernice Gonzalez Bofill
Ashley Blazer Art
Christine Renee (Public Records, The Lot Radio)
Ma Sha (Kindergaten)
KATE (Secret Guest)
Early bird tickets: 5$ Day of Event: $10. The ticket to the event gets you a raffle ticket for pool passes at the McCarren Pool to raise money for The Joyful Heart Foundation. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $5. Any other donations can be given online through our team page. https://give.joyfulheartfoundation.org/team/215958
After the show, come mingle and have drinks just around the corner.
In 2010, singer & composer Ravid Kahalani founded the rare combination of top musicians we now call Yemen Blues. From the start, Yemen Blues created an original sound that became a new language in contemporary music. The intense musicians hail from NYC, Uruguay & Tel Aviv. This includes the core members of creation: Rony Iwryn, Itamar Doari & Shanir Blumenkranz. Each member comes from a different background and brings their own sound and arrangements to Ravid’s compositions. The result of this amazing group is a powerful energy that mixes Yemenite, West African & Jazz influences and what Ravid likes to call “New Age Culture Music”. The mambo and North African rhythms create a joyful and deep foundation, while the vocals remind the listener of ancient Arabic chants mixed with funk & blues. For their first album, the group collaborated with the well-known maestro Omer Avital who served as a musical director & producer. Since then, Yemen Blues keeps magic alive with a constant stream of new songs and their world-renowned exciting live performances!!
Dubi Lenz, the well-known Israeli journalist, was the first to listen to Yemen Blues’ music. He immediately felt the power of the project while the band was still in its exploration phase. He helped to get Yemen Blues’ first who at the influential festival and expo – Babel Med – in Marseille, France. It was then that something truly incredible happened. The band received a hugely positive respond from people all over the world and the name “Yemen Blues” began to spread like wild fire. The band was hailed as the biggest success story of the festival by the well-known newspaper Liberation. Since then, Yemen Blues has been called “the most exiting and unique live show you can see” by several news outlets including National Geographic, Time Out Chicago, NPR and many more.
We were amazed and thankful when we started to tour and have performed over 150 shows from 2011-13! These performances have taken place all over the world on some of the biggest and well known stages including: Womex World Expo, Roskilde Festival Denmark, New York Central Park’s Summer Stage, Grand Performances Los Angeles, Millennium Park Chicago, Luminato Toronto Canada and many, many more. Top musicians from around the world are taking notice as well including Kronos Quartet, Oxmo Puccino, Matisyahu and more.. Yemen Blues first album was also named The Best “world music” album of 2011 at “Le Devoir” Canada, and the Best album of 2011 by Sweden’s SvD newspaper.
February 2011 marked Yemen Blues’ first tour – and what a blessing it was. The band transitioned into its new role as the hippest thing in “World Music” scene. The newfound success has seen subsequent tours all over the world – most extensively throughout Canada, USA & Europe. In 2012 Yemen Blues continued their touring, beginning the year by headlining NYC’s “GlobalFEST” – an industry expo and festival featuring the planet’s top ‘world music’ acts. The band followed that up with a tour of China including large-scale shows in Shanghai and Beijing. Later that year, Yemen Blues headlined shows including: the big stage at The Lincoln Center Out Doors NYC, Royce Hall UCLA and many many more of the top stages and greatest festivals all around Europe, North America & Asia. Since then YB has performed over of 400 successful live shows.
2015 Yemen Blues recorded their second album INSANIYA (HUMANITY) produced by the legendary producer Bill Laswell.
The visionary collaboration between Laswell and Yemen Blues focusing on hard groove, rich vocals, clarity and heavy sound, featuring one of the greatest voices of the Sahara Mariem Hassan, as well as the Yemenite star Tziyon Golan and One of the greatest rappers in France history Oxmo Puccino.
Yemenite tradition of Muslims, Christians of Jews, with contemporary overlays of rock & roll, jazz & blues.
After touring the world with over of 300 live show at the last 4 years Yemen Blues presents The new show “INSANIYA” (Humanity) based on Laswell’s sound from the upcoming album.
The full live show includes a collaboration with the talented Ori Ben-Shabat from the group of artists “Maria Kong” who created an original video art on 5 screens inspired by the newsound of Yemen Blues.
Yemen Blues is also touring these days with few types of live shows from Intimate closure shows to the full impressive “Insaniya” show.
Ravid Kahalani – Founder / Composer / Writer / Leader & singer.
Ravid has become an important star in the Israeli music scene and an exceptional performer and a breaking through musician in contemporary music around the globe over the past several years. Via a series of detours, Ravid was drawn to music first and foremost through his love for African-American soul and blues, roots music and traditional religious songs. Ravid’s diverse singing talent instilled an enthusiasm for the music of the Sahara and North Africa.
in 2010 Ravid created the music act “Yemen Blues” based on his composition, together with Omer Avital Co- founder and the musical director for Ravid’s compositions, Yemen Blues became an important act around the world and got many great reviews from most important magazine’s as well as an out standing performer.
After over of 500 shows since with Yemen Blues Ravid is now working on his solo project and continuing performing and creating more music with Yemen Blues.
Itamar Doari – Percussionist /Arranger / producer.
Itamar Doari is a percussionist specializing in traditional Middle Eastern percussion such as frame drums & dahol / Tabla and many other instruments. Doari started to play at the age of 6 and by the age of 15 he was already performing in large-scale productions all over the world. Doari is also known as having one of the best and most unique percussion set-ups in the world today! He has performed and recorded with top musicians such as Idan Raichel, Avishai Cohen, Bery Saharof and many more…
Rony Iwryn – Percussionist /Arranger / Producer.
Latin Percussion Artist, born in Uruguay. Iwryn music source comes from his roots and that is why Iwryn connection to “World Music” is so strong, Iwryn was playing and recording with many known artists around the world such as Ofra Haza, Idan Raichel, David Broza, Gidi Gov, Yoni Rechter, Lara Fabian, Shir’el just to name a few.
Shanir Blumenkranz – Bass & Oud /Arranger / Producer.
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz — Acoustic Bass, Electric Bass, Oud, Gimbri — Was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1975 to Egyptian and Polish parents. He was given his first instruments, the pots and pans from the kitchen and a three-string guitar at the age of two. Shanir is featured on over 30 releases on John Zorn’s Tzadik record label since 1999 – producing and arranging many of the bands he works with, including Rashanim “The Gathering”, Edom “Hope And Destruction”, and Pitom “Blasphemy And Other Serious Crimes”. Shanir has performed in concert halls and festival stages all over the world, recently joining Yo-Yo Ma for a US tour playing oud and bass with the Silk Road Project. Other activities include performances with Marty Ehrlich (Israel), Miho Hatori (Brazil, USA), Bill Frisell (USA), Cyro Baptista’s Banquet Of The Spirits (Japan, USA, Mexico, EU), Uri Caine (USA), Eric Friedlander (USA), Charles Gayle (USA), Kasu Uchihashi (Japan), Michiyo Yagi (Japan), Makigami Koichi, (Japan, USA), Yoshida Tatsuya’s Ruins (USA), Trey Spruance (EU), Dave Douglas (USA), Steve Coleman (USA), Sylvie Courvoisier (USA), Joey Baron (USA), Mark Feldman (USA), John Zorn’s Masada, Masada Sextet, Electric Masada, Cobra, Masada String Trio (USA, EU), and a special concert with John Zorn for BBC radio (UK).
A Sensory Exploration | A Night of Art, Music and Visual Performances
Hosted By: Kimberly Mitcham & Ania Dajczer
Curated night with art, music, and entertainment at the NOVO Cellar in Soho. Invitation Only.
Suggested donation: $30
Proceeds go to Oceanic Global
About Oceanic Global:
Our ocean is both the source and the sustainer of all life on earth. It covers over 70 percent of our planet and produces over 70 percent of its oxygen, accounting for more than every other breath we take. No matter where we’re from or where we live, we are all tied to our ocean. As a species, we are intrinsically oceanic.
Oceanic Global honors humanity’s essential relationship to our ocean. We empower behavior that protects our ocean’s health and, in turn, our own. We raise awareness for the devastating effects of human consumption on our aquatic ecosystems, and work with leading scientists, conservationists, artists, and industry experts to drive positive change.
Join us on Thursday, February 14th for an evening of Jazz, Love and everything in between!
Couples & Singles Welcome! Drink specials + Bottle Service also available.
About the Artist:
Bassist and composer Omer Avital is one of today’s most striking musicians. Praised by critics as, “extraordinary” (New York Times), “roaringly inventive” (JAZZIZ), “a pioneer in combining jazz with myriad world music elements” (LA Times) and, “one of the most exciting musicians to come onto the jazz scene in the last 20 years” (DownBeat), Omer Avital is a visionary composer and virtuoso musician whose genre-defying ensembles are pushing the boundaries of jazz expression, combining music from his cultural background with modern Western jazz, and providing audiences with swing and spiritual sustenance in equal measure. With his extraordinary vision, Avital can rightly be called one of the most unique musicians of his generation.
YAY ! We’re back in the wonderful oasis of The Novo House HEATED and Completely Enclosed Rooftop !!!
Escape the city with us with noise cancellation headphones and land with us to a soundscape of breath and movement! The class will be complemented with deep house and other dance tunes inspired tunes accompanied by clear voice instruction to remove you from your world!
2:30 to 3:30 pm
Enjoy some refreshments and hang!
Mats provided, goodie bags and other surprises to be provided!