A Nice Warm Place to Park It
If you’re susceptible to seasonal affective disorder, or just bummed out by large expanses of gray snow, find a haven in Nolita next week at the OpenHouse Gallery. The 4,500-square-foot space is transforming itself into Park Here, a pop-up “public indoor park” complete with benches and faux grassy knolls designed by decorators American Foliage. The park will feature all the essentials to fool you into thinking it’s already summer, including lunch-break yoga classes, movies on the lawn, and lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster on weekends. (201 Mulberry St., nr. Kenmare St.; 1/7–1/30; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily; free).
Behind the Music (Videos)
For about twenty minutes last summer, the façade of the Standard Hotel was briefly transformed into an art installation with fifteen stories of flashing lights, music, and choreographed dancers. LEGS, the filmmaking collective that directed the Target Kaleidoscopic Fashion Spectacular (as well as an MTV Award–winning music video, an Emmy-nominated New York Times series, and several notable fashion shorts), is coming to the Museum of Arts and Design to discuss their work. As presenters in MAD’s Design+ lecture series, sponsored in part by AIGA New York, the LEGS team will talk about their past projects and preview more in the pipeline (2 Columbus Cir., at Eighth Ave.; 212-299-7720; Jan. 6, 6:30–8 p.m.; $13–$26).
Meet the Next Sandy Chilewich—or the Real Thing
The interiors enthusiasts at Apartment Therapy are gathering together with fellow design wonks at their monthly meet-up next Wednesday. Attendees can hit the open bar, plop into one of the Knoll showroom’s ergonomic chairs, and hobnob with pros like Sandy Chilewich, Judy Ross, and Tina Roth Eisenberg, as well as 300 other designers both amateur and established. To attend, RSVP online by January 11 (76 Ninth Ave., nr. 15th St., Ste. 11; 212-966-7174; meetup.com; Jan. 12, 6 p.m.; free).