Singapore will celebrate its 50th anniversary of independence with a festival of events in New York City from Sept. 12 through Sept. 27 featuring visual and culinary arts, performances and musical showcases.
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SG50 Celebrations, which began in Beijing in April and moved to London in June before heading to New York, will return to Singapore from Nov. 27 to Dec. 6 for the finale.
Retailers such as Bergdorf Goodman, and restaurants such as Shake Shack, Lavo and The Meatball Shop, are participating in the Singapore events in Manhattan.
Bergdorf’s will feature a 16-page fashion spread in the September issue of Bergdorf Goodman Magazine in tandem with a special window display featuring Singaporean photographer John Clang’s work for two weeks. Singaporean fare will also be featured at BG Restaurant from Sept. 20 to 27.
Twenty New York restaurants, including DB Bistro Moderne, Red Farm, Market Table, The Clam and The Meatball Shop will also create Singaporean-inspired dishes and cocktails from Sept. 18 to 27. A 10-day art event led by U.S.-based Singaporeans showcasing short films, visual arts and theater will take place from Sept. 12 to 22 at La MaMa at 66 East 4th Street, The festival culminates at Madison Square Park in the Flatiron district with a creative arts platform, “Singapore: Inside Out,” a physical manifestation of Singapore’s creative evolution as it features the country as interpreted by more than 20 Singaporean creative talents. It takes place Sept. 23 to 27.