The Daily Shortlist August 6
Location: East Village, NYC
Art: Emory Douglas: Black Panther Show time: Wed, Sat & Sun: Noon-6 PM, Thurs & Fri: Noon-9 PM; Through October 18
Venue: New Museum
Drink: Common Ground
Miscellaneous: Beard Papa Sweets Cafe
The artist behind the revolution, Emory Douglas created the artwork for the covers of Black Panther, the party’s weekly newspaper during its heyday of the 60’s and 70’s. This exhibition features 165 posters, newspapers, and prints from 1967-1976 and is curated by LA artist Sam Durant, who worked on a book with Douglas focusing on his artwork. If you’ve never been to Minca for dinner, go right now! This small noodle bar makes some amazing ramen noodles from scratch. Try the Minca Ramen, a mild broth with pork, chicken & dried seafood ($8.50). One of the newer bars in the East Village, Common Ground has a dark wood interior, a relaxed atmosphere, and excellent cocktails like the Blueberry Pie. If you like pastries filled with cream, check out Beard Papa Sweets Café. They offer cream fillings like earl grey, green tea, coffee, and the standard vanilla, chocolate, strawberry among others.