New Yorker Hosts Passport Festival

This looks like a fun weekend activity in New York: On Saturday, November 8, The New Yorker will host its ninth annual Passport event, a daylong immersion in New York’s downtown arts and culinary scene. This self-guided gallery crawl through the Lower East Side and SoHo ends in a wrap party with culinary experiences curated by Smorgasburg and a silent auction in partnership with Paddle8.

Event-goers can pick up a program guide, a map, and a custom-made “passport” at Passport Headquarters, at White Box Art Center, 329 Broome Street (between Bowery and Chrystie Street), on Saturday, November 8th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. At each gallery on the self-guided tour, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., passports will be stamped with a replica of a featured work of art by an established or emerging artist. After the tour, participants are invited to the wrap party, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Dune Studios (121 Varick Street), featuring a silent auction of the artists’ work, powered by Paddle8. A portion of the funds raised by the silent auction will benefit Creative Time, a New York-based nonprofit arts organization.
 
Galleries on the tour include: Callicoon Fine Arts, Chapter NY, Denny Gallery, eleven rivington, Invisible-Exports, Jack Hanley Gallery, Joe Sheftel, Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery, Laurel Gitlen, Lisa Cooley, Marlborough Broome Street, Nicelle Beauchene, Rachel Uffner Gallery, Rawson Projects, Room East, Salon 94 Bowery, Salon 94 Freemans, Sargent’s Daughters, Scaramouche Gallery, and Simon Preston Gallery.
 
For more information, including a full list of participating galleries and artists, and to buy tickets, visit passport.newyorkeronthetown.com.