Photojournalists have covered a number of stories about public libraries or events that occurred in them in New York City in recent months. These stories involved two of the three public library systems in New York City: The New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library.
The 2013 Tony Awards Nominations Ceremony was held at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The 2013 Frederic E. Church Award Gala was held at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
The famous landscape painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900) designed Olana, a farm, home, and studio, as well as its landscape. The Olana Partnership raises money to support the Olana State Historic Site.
The award ceremony gala is a fundraiser. With the 2013 Frederic E. Church Award Gala, The Olana Partnership honored Elizabeth J. “Betsy” Broun, The Margaret & Terry Stent Director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the painter Stephen Hannock.
Betsy Broun developed the Lunder Conservation Center, a place where the public can view art conservators at work. Stephen Hannock is an acclaimed artist working in the luminist tradition of the 19th Century.
A proposal to build BAM South – a 320-story complex with 300 new apartments, new performance theaters, a public library and retail shops near the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in Brooklyn’s Fort Green neighborhood, may not come to fruition because Councilwoman Letitia James changed her mind about supporting the $130,000,000 project. The National Association Of Music Merchants (NAMM) presented the First Ever National Music Day And Make Music NY in front of the NYPL’s Jefferson Market Library on Friday, June 21, 2013 in New York City.