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Heather Hart (American, born 1975). The Northern Oracle: We Will Tear the Roof Off the Mother, 2010. Franconia Sculpture Park, Minnesota. Roof top, gold, interaction. 36 x 20 x 12 ft. (11.0 x 6.1 x 3.7 m). Photo: Courtesy of Heather Hart

New Yorkers headed to the Catskills for the long weekend should factor in this detour: John Loecke and Jason Oliver Nixon, the team behind veteran interior design firm Madcap Cottage, Inc., will be hosting its World-Famous Annual Memorial Day Weekend and Vintage Finds Bonanza Yard Sale at Madcap Cottage in Hobart (286 Maple Ave.; 607-538-9706). The sale lasts two days—May 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.—and features all manner of eclectic and cooly patterned staples, including lounge chairs, lacquered side tables, and vintage lamps. Prices range from $10 (yes, really!) to $250.

Reclaiming the Hamptons
Vacationers setting out for the Hamptons should add the second annual ARF Thrift Shop Designer Showhouse to their to-do list. Ten designers, including Rob Southern and Gigi Mahon, created vignettes using donations from the ARF Thrift & Treasure Shop (17 Montauk Hwy., Sagaponack) as well as their own finds. Be the first to see the goods at the opening-night sale, silent auction, and cocktail party (Saturday, May 26, 5 to 8 p.m.); tickets range from $150 to $300 and proceeds benefit the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF). Or, just pop by when the show house opens to the public Sunday and Monday, May 27 and 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Suggested donation then is just $10. All purchased items will be available for pickup starting Tuesday, May 29.

Nature Girl
Hats off to conceptual architect and noted environmentalist Maya Lin, who, on Wednesday, May 30, at 7 p.m., will be honored by the New Museum as this year’s Visionary. Lin, whose vast body of work includes both large site-specific installations and smaller studio works, will discuss her worldview as it relates to art, design, and the environment as well as her most recent memorial, “What Is Missing?”—a multisite exploration of biodiversity and habitat loss. The event takes place at the New Museum theater (235 Bowery nr. Prince St.; 212-219-1222); tickets are $20 to $25 and can be purchased online.

Brooklyn As Muse
On Thursday, May 31, four under-the-radar Brooklyn artists (Kristof Wickman, Shura Chernozatonskaya, Heather Hart, and Ulrike Müller) associated with the Raw/Cooked series at the Brooklyn Museum discuss the myriad ways in which the borough influences their work and vice versa. The roundtable starts at 7 p.m. in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium on the third floor of the museum (200 Eastern Pkwy., nr. Washington Ave., Prospect Heights; 718-638-5000). Tickets range from $8 to $12 and can be purchased online.

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