YNY Visual Arts Exhibition

December 6th, 2018-January 31st, 2019

“Sleeping Over Hills” by Gabrielle Broome

Yiddish New York, an annual celebration of Yiddish music, language and culture, is proud to collaborate with City Lore on this year’s art exhibition, which will be held from Thursday, December 6th, 2018, to Thursday, January 31st, 2019. The exhibition will be curated by Deborah Ugoretz and Tine Kindermann. This year’s theme is:

“…With the Kisses of Their Mouth…”
Eros and Spirituality

Many world traditions explore, often controversially, the connection between the sacred and the profane. In Shir HaShirim, the Song of Songs, a poem that appears in Hebrew Scripture, is the lover a person or the deity? Where do the physical and the spiritual body meet? What role does ecstasy play in the religious experience? Can it become the religious experience even in the absence of a defined religion?

We ask you: how can this seeming dichotomy be addressed through the visual arts? How can the abstract spiritual be expressed through sensual physical media? Do you see these elements as a contradiction, or do they inhabit a shared space?


December 6th, 2018-January 31st, 2019

Opening reception (and City Lore Holiday Party):
Thursday, December 6th, 2018, 7pm-9pm

Special pre-YNY program: Thursday, December 20th7pm
Songs of Love, Eroticism and Spirituality

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Waterfront Heroes (May to June 2019) 

The Waterfront Heroes exhibit features 10 artist/activists working in the Bronx, Lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Long Island who are working to preserve the waterfront in key ways.  They include painter Naima Rauam who has devoted herself to painting the Fulton Fish Market, both its current incarnation in the Bronx and its glorious history at the Seaport;  Rock the Boat which teaches boat building to underserved youth in the Bronx, Bayhouse owners from both the Rockaways and Long Island;  and the Waterfront Museum in Brooklyn on a barge rescued and restored by David Sharps.


The gallery is open for viewing Fridays 2 – 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12 – 6pm, and by appointment. To schedule a visit outside of regular gallery hours, email Molly at












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