Sunday, July 29, 2007

Happenings for Week of July 30th, 2007

Monday, July 30th, 2007

Knitting Class (E, S)
Knit New York provides free instruction to beginners through experts. Yarn and needles are provided.
@ Bryant Park
Upper Terrace across from the Bryant Park Grill
6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets
2 - 3:30p
Free
Call 212-387-0707 to pre-register
For more information, please visit knit

Exhibition Closing and Artists Reception (A, C, E)
Matt Hoyle: Icebergs
It was the commitment to their "winter swimming" ritual and the diversity of characters who do this, that drew me to create this project. I simply wanted to capture the faces that made up these clubs rather than the physical pools or the spectacular views. I wanted more than anything to capture a look and tone for these members that almost suited their "Iceberg" title. Every artist needs to find his or her voice and if I had to describe mine, it would be of quirky empathy that I feel for my fellow human. From the humorous to the heartfelt, I try to look deeper within the subjects I photograph to draw something out that is unique. In doing this, I try to let you look a bit deeper too. My photography I think has become known equally for its character and narrative as well as the distinct treatment I give each shot afterwards.
@ Point of View Art Gallery
638 West 28th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues)
6 - 9p
Free
For more information: gallery

All Singin! All Dancin! (A, C, D, M)
The Song & Dance of The Great White Way
An exhilarating extravaganza of Broadway song and dance from Cohen to Stroman. Inspired by Fred & Adele Astaire, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Agnes DeMille, Gower Champion, Jerome Robbins and more of today’s great singin’ and dancin’ stars will create their own thrilling rendition of Broadway history.
@ Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
8p
Tickets: $40 & 35
For more information and to buy tickets: townhall



Harlem Renaissance Orchestra Performs (C, M)
The orchestra maintains a nucleus of ten veteran musicians. These musicians have engaged in performances around the world and acquired college degrees in Music Performance and in Education. As a result, their contributions have provided a firm foundation over a span of twenty years. Collectively and with conscious effort, we have been able to blend the talents of fine young musicians with more mature musicians, thus producing a sound that is enjoyed by music lovers of all ages.
@ Morningside Park
399 West 110th Street (@ Morningside Drive)
6p
Free
For more information: jazz and harlem

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007

Art Exhibit: Parian Porcelain:A Nineteenth-Century Passion (A, C, E)
Developed in the mid-nineteenth century, inexpensive European and American parian porcelain ware allowed the middle classes to ornament their homes with sculpture and other decorative items. Intended to resemble marble from the Greek isle of Páros, parian ware soon developed its own market. Parlors in well-appointed Victorian homes would have included several parians, demonstrating the inhabitants’ sense of style and taste, enlightened culture, and even political leanings.Featuring parians from the University of Richmond Museum’s permanent collection and several private collections, the exhibition explores the impact these wares had on American popular culture and decorative arts. The 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia highlighted works made by several potteries in the United States, including Brooklyn’s Union Porcelain Works and Trenton’s Ott & Brewer.
@ Forbes Galleries
62 Fifth Avenue (at 12th Street)
Free
For more information: forbes



Walking Tour: Flatbush and Prospect Park South (C, E, S)
Until the 1880s, Flatbush was a quiet farming area of Brooklyn. The arrival of the Brooklyn, Flatbush & Coney Island Railroad (now the Brighton Line of the BMT) changed all of that. The area was developed into fashionable suburbs such as Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park, and Fiske Terrace. Step back into time to view a world of sprawling lawns and large mansions. Discover earlier roots of Brooklyn, such as the Flatbush Reformed Church, established under Peter Stuyvesant or the 1876 Flatbush Town Hall. View Erasmus Hall Academy, established in 1658, and the former school of such notables as Barbra Streisand, Barbara Stanwyck, and chess champion Bobby Fischer. Stroll through the tree-lined streets of Prospect Park South - developed at the end of the 19th century by visionary developer Dean Alvord as a community of large, individually-designed mansions.
Meeting location: outside the Q train entrance of Church Avenue at the Church Avenue Station.
6:30p
$15, payable on site
For more information: newyork

Sizzling Summer Skies (Code: HM073107) (E, F)
Enjoy a live presentation under the brilliant stars of the Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector. This tour of the heavens offers a view of the constantly changing night sky. Learn about the current positions of the Moon, planets, and stars, as well as visual spectacles such as meteor showers, eclipses, and conjunctions.
@ Hayden Planetarium Space Theater
200 Central Park West, entrance is on West 77th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)
6:30 - 7:30p
$12
For more information and to sign up: amnh

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007



Wine Tasting: Revisiting Rose (D/F, E)
Remember when the Rose's started arriving in May? They all felt so knew and exciting. To keep things interesting we have a few new Rose's for to wake your tired tastebuds up.
@ Vine Wine
12-09 Jackson Avenue (between 47th Road and 48th Avenue), LIC
6 - 8p
Free
For more information: tastings



Mavis Staples (C, M)
Celebrating her newest album release, We’ll Never Turn Back, soul legend Mavis Staples performs a special concert featuring updated ‘Freedom Songs’ of the Civil Rights Movement along with classic Staple Singers hits.
@ Rockefeller Park
Chambers Street (between Reade and Warren Streets)
7p
Free
For more information: music



Movie Screening: Stripes (A, F)
Stripes is a 1981 American comedy film starring Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, and Warren Oates. The director was Ivan Reitman. Stripes also featured several noted actors in their first significant movie roles, including John Larroquette, Sean Young, and Judge Reinhold. It was one of Canadian comedian John Candy's earliest film appearances. Bill Paxton and Timothy Busfield are also in one scene apiece.
@ Pier 54 (between 14th Street and Hudson River)
Dusk (usually 8:30p)
Free
For more information: hudson and Stripes

Thursday, August 2nd, 2007


Dancing on the Plaza: Swing Night with Sam Ulano's Swing 8 (C, D, E, M)
Bring a friend, or find one here, for dance instruction followed by dancing to live music under the stars.
@ The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Inside the Park at 110th Street (between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)
6 - 8p
Free
For more information: dance

Speed Dating (S)
Up to 16 dates in one night
Ages: women 33-43, men 35-48
Join us in the cozy, dimly-lit, romantic downstairs lounge at this Moroccan bar and restaurant. Delicious complementary snacks and great drink specials ($6 martinis, $6 wine, and $5 sangria and beers) for speed daters.
@ Tagine
537 Ninth Avenue (@ 40th Street)
7:30p
Cost: $37 (use the name - Laura when registering on-line and save $5)
For more information and to sign up: dates

A Brave New World Repetory Theater presents: (A, C, L, M)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry featuring composer: Jenny Scheinman
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry that fuses poetry, projections, music, rap, and dance. Violinist/composer Jenny Scheinman "has the street musician's trick of getting attention with the pure power of a single, perfect note."
@ Brooklyn Prospect Park Bandshell
(between Prospect Park West and 9th Street)
7:30p
Suggested donation, $3
For more information: brooklyn

Friday, August 3rd, 2007


Wine Tasting: Chill Out with Beaujolais (D/F, E)
Beaujolais is the perfect summer red for picnics or just hanging out and we will show you why.
@ The Chelsea Market
75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets)
4 - 7p
Free
For more information: chelsea

Movie Screening: Mouchette (F)
Written and directed by Robert Bresson, based on the novel by Georges Bernanos. With Nadine Nortier, Jean-Claude Guilbert. In Bresson's masterpiece, loneliness, shame, and other tragedies universal to human experience are evoked with compassion and subtlety through the depiction of twenty-four hours in the life of a teenage outcast who quietly absorbs the sins and abuses of her rural community. In French; English subtitles.
@ Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2
6:15p
$10, but, Free with same day museum admission ticket
For more information and to buy advanced tickets: film

A Night of Billie Holiday Remixed and Reimagined (A, C, M)
Presented by Turntables on the Hudson, this amazing night will feature DJs Nickodemus, Jazzy Nice, + Nappy G on percussion & Jay Rodriguez of Groove Collective on the saxophone. Come experience a legend as you've never heard her before.
@ South Street Seaport
Pier 17 (between Fulton/Beekman and FDR Drive)
7p
Free
For more information: river

Saturday, August 4th, 2007




The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival (A, C, S)
A significant holiday celebrated in China and the one with the longest history. Colorful and lively, the Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated by a day of races in narrow boats shaped like dragons. Competing teams row their boats in sync with a furious rhythm pounded out by on-board drummers.
@ Flushing Meadows Park
11-51 Corona Ave (between Saultell Avenue and 111th Street)
9 - 5p
Free
For more information: boats

A Folk Feet Dance In (C, D, E, S)
As part of the Summer of Love 40th Anniversary festivities for Lincoln Center Out of Doors Play Day, BAC Folk Arts hosts a Dance-In. Learn limbo, salsa, locking, uprocking in Apache lines, and of course, The Hustle popular in African American and Puerto Rican Brooklyn communities. Learn the dances in mini-workshops during Get Your Dance On and then show your moves on the floor during our Hustle Plus Party.
@ Lincoln Center, South Plaza
West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue
2 - 6p
Free
For more information: brooklyn

Brandy Tastings (D/F, E)
You’ve had a long week of the daily grind. You’ve got a long dinner ahead of you of over-priced raw fish and awkward chit-chat. Let’s face it, you’re gonna need it.
@ Brandy Library
25 N. Moore Street (between Varick and Hudson Streets)
5 - 8p
Free
For more information: Brandy



Roland Barber Quartet (A, C, M)
Energized by both the lessons of their musical predecessors as well as the synergy of their unique relationship, the Barber Brothers have developed a contemporary soundscape for jazz listeners of yesterday, today and tomorrow.
@ Cleopatria’s Needle
2485 Broadway (between 92nd and 93rd Streets)
8 - 12a
No cover, but minimum $10 per person
For more information: cleopatra and jazz

Sunday, August 5th, 2007



Art Exhibit: Rudolf Stingel (A, C)
Employing such materials as rubber, carpet, painted aluminum, Styrofoam, and paint, Rudolf Stingel's work questions and disrupts the viewer's understanding and experience of an art object. Although Stingel's work does not always involve paint on canvas, it continually reflects upon some of the fundamental questions concerning painting today, including authenticity, hierarchy, meaning, and context. While Stingel, who was shown in the 2006 Whitney Biennial, has created major installations for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago and numerous other institutions, this is his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, surveying his career to date and including a new site-specific work.
@ Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue (@ 75th Street)
$15
For more information: whitney

Walking Tour: Crossing Delancey (C, D/F, E, S)
This revealing tour will take you inside some truly historic sacred sites that reflect the Lower East Side of the early 20th century and what it’s like today. We will stop along the way for a nosh.
Meeting place: Congregation Chasem Sofer
8 - 10 Clinton Street (near the corner of Houston Street)
11:15a
$18, save $2 by pre-registering
For more information and to pre-register call: 212.374.4100 x1

The Evolving Landscape in "New" Jewish Media (Code: T-NNJFE00-01) (E, L)
Join a discussion with some of the top names in the "new" Jewish-focused media scene based in New York to hear how each have navigated from old to new and where they see themselves fitting in among the growing field of print, online, blogs and other sources of media, individual and cultural expression. Panelists include: Tahl Raz (Jewcy), Sara Ivry (Nextbook), Rebecca Wiener (Heeb), Esther Kustanowitz (PresenTense), Daniel Sieradski (Jewschool) and moderator Ami Eden (JTA).
@ 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)
Weill Art Gallery
8p
Free
For more information: 92y

Amateur Female Jello Wrestling (S)
Females of all sizes, shapes, and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Just come to our "Wrestle Lesson" which is always before our show. At that time you will meet the other wrestlers and learn some fun stunts. Our wrestlers have stage personalities and names and often dress to fit their character. We will help you to find yours. Please invite your friends to the show to cheer for you as you achieve your wrestling glory.
@ Arlenes Grocery
95 Stanton Street (between Allan and Ludlow Streets)
8p, lessons at 6:30p
$5 (girls that don’t wrestle), $10 boys (that come with girls), $15 boys (that don’t come with girls)
For more information: arlenes

Monday, August 6th, 2007



Travel Exhibit: Tourisme Montreal
Lose the routine and find your Montréal getaway.
Imagine entering a space that plunges you into the sites and sounds of one of the world’s great cities, where you can escape your daily routine and live a virtual vacation. Through state-of-the-art technology, you’ll have an opportunity to explore this unique North American metropolis that mixes European flair with a North American vibe. The Montréal experience revolves around six distinct themes spotlighting the city’s creativity and effervescence in cuisine, arts & culture, architecture, shopping, outdoor activities, and nightlife. And visitors can also enter a contest for a chance to win one of three fabulous Montréal getaways!
@ Grand Central Terminal - Vanderbilt Hall
42nd Street (between Park Avenue and Vanderbilt )
Free
For more information: grandcentral


Key to Activities

A Art
C Cultural
D Dance
D/F Drink/Food
E Education
F Film
L Literature
M Music
NP Non-Profit
P Party
S Sport

Monday, July 23, 2007

Happenings for Week of July 23rd, 2007

Monday, July 23rd, 2007

Book Discussion: (L, M)
Practicing: A Musicians Return to Music with Glenn Kurtz
The remarkable odyssey of a classical guitar prodigy who abandons his beloved instrument in defeat at the age of twenty-five, but comes back to it years later with a new kind of passion. With insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at a small Long Island guitar school at the age of eight, to a national television appearance backing jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. He makes bittersweet and vivid a young man’s struggle to forge an artist’s life and to become the next Segovia. And we see him after graduation, pursuing a solo career in Vienna but realizing that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed at the upper reaches of the world of classical guitar and giving up the instrument, and his dream, entirely.
@ Barnes and Nobles
1972 Broadway (@ 66th Street)
7p
Free
For more information: bn

The Split (A)
A screwball comedy about life, love and divorce - Hollywood style.
@ Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway (@ 95th Street)
7p
Free
For more information: symphonyspace

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007


Business Networking Event (E, S)
Network with business professionals, promote yourself, explore business opportunities and form strategic partnerships with other outstanding and successful entrepreneurs and business owners. Get a pocket full of business cards and a stack of new connections. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are successful because they're experts on their own business. Whether you're in sales, tech, finance, retail, marketing or any other industry, find a way to transform your expertise into an informative, concise and entertaining speech. This will boost your ability to present yourself professionally at any networking event.
@ Village Pourhouse
64 Third Avenue (@ 11th Street)
6:30p
$10, Pre-Payment Required
For more information and to sign up:reallive



Fitness Guru: Kick It. (S)
Boot camp on the boardwalk, with Michael Feigin and Lawson Harris, the Fitness Gurus.
Rain or shine Bring a really good pair of sneakers and a mat for floor work.
@ Brooklyn Bridge Park
Boardwalk, Empire-Fulton Ferry State Park section of Brooklyn Bridge Park
Registration begins at 6:30p, classes start at 7p
Free
For more information: fitness

Trivia Night (Code: T-MM5RT61-02) (D/F, P, S)
Enjoy some sharp-witted trivia over frothy brews and jalapeño poppers at the Gael Pub’s raucous weekly trivia night. Makor team members get a free beer on arrival and special drink prices for the duration of the event.
@ Gael Pub
1465 3rd Avenue (between 82nd and 83rd Avenue)
8:30p
$10
For more information and to sign up: trivia

Wednesday, July 25th, 2007

Art Exhibit Roundtable Discussion: Watching New York Rise (A, C, E)
De Salignac's photographs will be addressed in a roundtable discussion with Michael Lorenzini, Diana Edkins, and Thomas Mellins.Eugene de Salignac, who served as the sole photographer for the New York City Department of Bridges/Plant and Structures from 1906 until 1934, amassed a remarkable visual record of the city’s explosive growth. His work not only provides a wealth of information about the city’s bridges, roadways, and other public works, but is also distinguished by its consummate artistry.
@ Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (@ 103rd Street)
6:30p
$9
For more information and to make reservations: mcny



Second Annual NY's Best Emerging Jewish Artists (A, C, M)
Hosted by comedian Seth Herzog
Established performers will introduce emerging Jewish artists for a dynamic evening of cutting-edge comedy, music, and film. Emerging performers include: Brett Gelman, comedian; Gayle Kirschenbaum, film director; Yuri Lane, musician; Rachael Sage, musician; Noah Tarnow, quizmaster; Yermiyahu Ahron Taub, poet; and Simon Tedeschi, pianist.
@ Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place (between 1st Place and Little West Street)
7p
$30
For more information and to buy tickets: museum



Movie Screening: Latcho Drom (E, F)
A spectacle of sight and sound, this intoxicating, documentary follows several Gypsy bands through Asia and Europe, capturing both the romance and tribulations of their vagabond lives.
@ Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard (@ Main Avenue), LIC
Pre-screening performances begin at 7p, film starts at sunset
Free
For more information: sculpturepark

DeCADEnce (A, C)
A retrospective of the 20th Century… Behold each turn of the screw that loosens or tightens with the passing of another ten years: 10 Things Hidden, 10 Things Ignored
Starring: Elizabeth Burke and friends...
@ St. Marks Place (UNDER)
94 St. Marks Place (Between 1st Avenue & Avenue A)
$18
8p
For more information an to buy tickets: risingsun

Thursday, July 26th, 2007




Break Dancing Class (D, E)
Come learn how to include toprock, a transition into downrock, a display of power moves, and finally a climactic freeze or suicide. Impress your friends with your new dance moves.
@ Highbridge Park
2301 Amsterdam Avenue (@ 173rd Street)
6p
Free
For more information: breakdance

Designing Cathay: The craft of puppet-making (A, E)
Stephen Kaplin, the recipient of the 2006 Henry Hewes Award for Notable Effects by the American Theatre Wing, will speak about his work designing and constructing the puppets for Ping Chong’s acclaimed 2005 show, Cathay: Three Tales of China. This show was a unique collaboration between artists in New York, Seattle, and Xian, China, and gave Kaplin the opportunity to work closely with and learn from traditional Chinese puppeteers as they developed the piece. He will also discuss the particular challenges of theater design with and for puppets, and bring with him prototypes of his Cathay puppets.
@ Museum of Arts and Design
40 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
6 - 7:30p
Free with museum admission, $9
For more information: madmuseum

Live Performance starring: Cultura Profética (C, M)
Cultura Profética mixes up a smooth sound rooted in reggae with touches of salsa, bomba, ska, jazz, funk, hip hop and other Afro-Caribbean rhythms. Hailing from Puerto Rico , this group of six was the only invited band performing in Spanish at the prestigious Bob Marley Festival in California in 2003, 2004 and 2006, and they have worked in Jamaica with Errol Brown, Bob Marley’s legendary producer.
@ El Museo
1230 Fifth Avenue (@ 104th Street)
6:30 - 9:30p
Free
For more information: elmuseo

Rumble on the River (S)
Come have the time of your life as amateur boxers from all walks of life duke it out to see who is the best.
@ Pier 84 (@ West 44th Street and West Side Highway)
7p
Free
For more information: hudsonriverpark

Friday, July 27th, 2007


Solar Powered Dance Festival (A, C, D, E)
Featuring: Bret Mantyk/THE FUTURE, Christine Coleman
Kelly Hayes/RedShift Dance, Stefanie Nelson Dance Group
Andrea Gise and Paloma McGregor
@ Stuyvesant Cove (at East 23rd and the East River)
6:30p
Free
For more information: dance

One Act Musical: Hipster Cinderella (C)
When simple Cindy moved to Alphabet City. She had no idea what was in store. Her old BFF, Julia, was now Hipster to the core. Stingy Patty and Becca are Julia's new crew. One of them's a dope and the other's coo-coo. After a trip on the L and a CBGB Ball. Will Cindy stay simple. Or go Hipster for once and for all? To see this spectacle unveil. So don't miss the rest of this funked up tale.
@ Mo’s Pitkins House of Satisfaction
34 Avenue A (between 2nd and 3rd Streets)
$5 in advance, $8 at the door
7:30p
For more information and to buy tickets: mopitkins

Speed Dating Event (S)
Men Ages: 35 - 45, Women Ages: 32 - 44
(women are sold out, but you can join waiting list)
@ Mustang Harrys
352 7th Avenue (between 29th and 30th Streets)
7:30p
Cost: $41.75, (SAVE - Use the name Laura in the discount code and pay $27.14).
For more information and to sign up: dating

Saturday, July 28th, 2007




9th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Summer Pow-Wow (A, C, D, E, M)
New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of quality Native American art, crafts, jewelry and foods are available.
Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway (between 73rd Road and 74th Avenue), Queens
10 - 10p
$9
For more information: queens



Wine Making in Brooklyn (class: section B) (D/F, E)
You don't have to live in the Mediterranean to make good wine. This course will introduce you to the art of wine making, using grapes easily procured or grown locally, and also provide a brief overview of wine culture in human history. We'll end with a tasting of homemade wine to complement what we've learned. Specific topics include pertinent definitions and concepts for the budding oeneophile, and varietal characteristics of popular wines. Wines from both the classic wine grape, Vitis vinifera, and hybrid grape species will be reviewed. Then delve into the process of both white and red wine production as we discuss equipment requirements, sugar and acidity (including pH of the must), yeast selection, fermentation methods, clarifying processes, storage/aging, and bottling the wine. We'll point out expected challenges and common wine faults so that you can produce a vintage worthy of a connoisseur.
@ Brooklyn Botantical Garden
1000 Washington Avenue (@ Montgomery Street)
2 - 5p
$44 (Fee includes $10 materials charge)
For more information and to sign up: wine

Wine Tasting: Wines from Spain (D/F, E)
@ Astor Wines and Spirits
399 Lafayette Street (@ East 4th Street)
3 - 5p
Free
For more information: Tasting

Hard Case Crime Reading (A, L)
Hard Case Crime is a much-talked-about line of sexy, hardboiled crime paperbacks in the pulp style of the 1940s and 50s. Edgar Award-winning series editor Charles Ardai will host an evening of readings by three Hard Case Crime authors: Jason Starr, who will read from Slide, his second collaboration with Irish noir master Ken Bruen; Peter Pavia, who will read from Dutch Uncle, a tale of small time crooks in Miami in the 1990s; and Richard Aleas, who will be reading from Songs of Innocence, his new sequel to 2004's Edgar- and Shamus-nominated Little Girl Lost.
@ Freebird Books and Goods
123 Columbia Street (between Kane and Degraw Streets), Brooklyn
5p
Free
For more information: freebird

Sunday, July 29th, 2007




Rafting on the Lehigh River (Code: T-MM5RT09-03) (S)
Join us for a 7-mile trip down the Lehigh River. Gentle Class I & II rapids are perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Be prepared to get wet. Bring extra clothes and bring water guns to do battle along the river. Important: Please provide a phone number where you can be reached on the weekends in case of any changes or cancellations.
Meeting location @ 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)
9a
$65
For more information and to sign up: 92y



Opening Exhibit: (A, C, E)
Takashi Horisaki, Social Dress New Orleans - 730 Days After
Displayed on the East River overlooking the New York skyline, Social Dress New Orleans - 730 Days After is a ghostly full-scale latex replica of a demolished Lower Ninth Ward shotgun-style home. The culmination of a three-month effort at 1941 Caffin Avenue, in the still-devastated Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood. Beautifully juxtaposing the bustling New York skyline with physical remnants of destruction in New Orleans, Horisaki has envisioned a way to make this tragedy tangible to those far removed from the disaster. It is the artist's hope that his project will inspire further support for Louisiana's recovery efforts.
@ Socrates Sculpture Park
32-01 Vernon Boulevard (@ Main Street), LIC
2 - 6p
Free
For more information: art

Dance Performances by Decadance Theatre and Rumba Tap (C, D)
Turning typical hip-hop dance upside down, choreographer Jennifer Weber and her all-female company Decadancetheatre take the rich history of break dance movement and imbue it with new significance. Weber builds her works around stories and themes that can come from anywhere the perfect example being the company’s acclaimed ballet “DecaDance vs. Firebird,” which is based on an old Russian folktale. But she sets these stories in the milieu of contemporary hip-hop culture. No less an authority than Gregory Hines has declared RumbaTap founder Max Pollak “one of the finest young tap artists on the planet.” The Austrian-born dancer (who was recently named one of 25 artists to watch by Dance Magazine) has developed a unique vision, a hybrid of tap, Afro-Cuban movement, jazz dancing and body rhythms. Pollak and his fellow dancers are constantly in motion, creating complex rhythms not only with their feet, but with their whole bodies, drumming on their torsos and vocalizing.
@ St. Mary’s Park
146th Street and St. Ann’s Avenue
3 - 6p
Free
For more information: cityparks

Animation Block Party (A, C, E, F)
Some call it punk rock, some call it grass roots, but labels aside NYC based Animation Block Party is dedicated to exhibiting the world's best independent, professional and student animation. Animation Block does offer other sources of exhibition, such as the web selects section of our site that promotes animation makers and their films. We also distribute shorts through our Animation Block Party Mix-Tapes, DVD releases that showcase some of the festival's best shorts.
Just to list a few that will be shown…
The Red Wheelbarrow - Lee Luker
Sycamore Eve - Evan Viera
Phantom Canyon - Stacey Steers
Ok, I’ll Let You Go - Greg Condon
The Million Colour Revolution - David Navas
Sunday Morning - Tom Senior
To The Door - Jon Brown
Cranium Theater - Jason Sandri
Rainy Day Muse - Heather K. MacDonald
@ Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street (between Kent and Wythe Streets)
7:30p
$8
For more information: galapagos and animation

Monday, July 30th, 2007




Exhibition Closing and Artists Reception (A, C, E)
Matt Hoyle: Icebergs
It was the commitment to their "winter swimming" ritual and the diversity of characters who do this, that drew me to create this project. I simply wanted to capture the faces that made up these clubs rather than the physical pools or the spectacular views. I wanted more than anything to capture a look and tone for these members that almost suited their "Iceberg" title. Every artist needs to find his or her voice and if I had to describe mine, it would be of quirky empathy that I feel for my fellow human. From the humorous to the heartfelt, I try to look deeper within the subjects I photograph to draw something out that is unique. In doing this, I try to let you look a bit deeper too. My photography I think has become known equally for its character and narrative as well as the distinct treatment I give each shot afterwards.
@ Point of View Art Gallery
638 West 28th Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues)
6 - 9p
Free
For more information: exhibition

All Singin! All Dancin! (A, C, D, M)
The Song & Dance of The Great White Way
An exhilarating extravaganza of Broadway song and dance from Cohen to Stroman. Inspired by Fred & Adele Astaire, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, Agnes DeMille, Gower Champion, Jerome Robbins and more of today’s great singin’ and dancin’ stars will create their own thrilling rendition of Broadway history.
@ Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
8p
Tickets: $40 & 35
For more information and to buy tickets: townhall



Key to Activities

A Art
C Cultural
D Dance
D/F Drink/Food
E Education
F Film
L Literature
M Music
NP Non-Profit
P Party
S Sport

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Happenings for Week of July 16th, 2007

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007



Museum Exhibit: Gold (C, E)
Gold - an enduring icon of wealth, beauty and power. Since the beginning of recorded
history, the rise of influential societies has coincided with their ownership of this precious substance. Gold was probably the first metal worked by humans. Gleaming nuggets of gold were easy to find and collect from stream banks, and were easily shaped with simple tools. The oldest worked-gold objects, the products of the ancient Thracian civilization, were made as early as 4400 BC, and were discovered at a burial site in Varna, Bulgaria. Through the centuries, as many other cultures developed, gold became a symbol of wealth, luck, power and magic. The importance of gold in the civilizations of every era makes all ages "golden."
@ American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
(79th Street and Central Park West)
$21
For more information: amnh

Midsummer Night Swing (C, D, E)
Songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Chattanooga Choo-Choo soar through the air in this amazing recreation of a World War II USO show by the smoldering California-based swing band.
@ Josie Robertson Plaza - Lincoln Center
(Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 65th Streets)
6:30p
$15, though free if dance outside 'gated area'
For more information and to buy tickets: lincoln

Phil Woods Plays Q and Ollie: (C, M)
The Music of Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson (Code: T-TC5JJ01-01)
Nobody plays the music of Quincy Jones and Oliver Nelson like Grammy-winning saxophonist, bandleader and arranger Phil Woods. A disciple of both "Q" and "Ollie," Woods leads a "little big band" in an imaginative and original look at the music of these two greats.
@ 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Avenue (at 92nd Street)
8p
$50
For more information and to buy tickets: 92y

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007


Book Discussion: Chuck Klosterman, Word for Word (E, L)
Klosterman was called ‘one of America’s top cultural critics’ by Entertainment Weekly. Pop-culturist Chuck Klosterman explains: “Things That Are True”; “Things That Might Be True”; and “Something That Isn’t True At All” in his latest book told in three parts.
@ Bryant Park Reading Room
Located on the 42nd Street side of the park, under the trees
(between New York Public Library and 6th Avenue)
12:30 - 1:45p
Free
For more information: bryantpark



Spreadsheets for Business (E)
Mac Specialists take you through the basics of spreadsheet and database design on the Mac, covering both Microsoft Excel 2004 and FileMaker Pro 8.5
@ Apple Store
767 Fifth Avenue (between 58th and 59th Streets)
7 - 8p
Free
For more information: apple

Outdoor Concert: Toumani Diabate's Symmetric Orchestra (A, C, M)
Descended from an illustrious line of griots (West African ceremonial singer/musicians), this Grammy®-winning virtuoso of the 21-stringed kora updates an ancient tradition through modern arrangements for the 21st century.
@ Rockefeller Park
Chambers and West Broadway
7p
Free
For more information: financialcenter



Movie Screening: Nacho Libre (A, F)
Jack Black is at his comic best as Ignacio, a disrespected cook at a Mexican monastery that can barely afford to feed the orphans who live there. Inspired by a local wrestling hero, he decides to moonlight as the not-so-famous Luchador "Nacho Libre" to earn money for the monastery not to mention the admiration of beautiful nun Sister Encarnacion.
@ Pier 54 (between 14th Street and Hudson River)
Dusk (usually 8:30p)
Free
For more information: hudsonriverand amazon

Thursday, July 19th, 2007


Wine Tasting: Beat the Heat - The Great Grapes (D/F, E)
We continue our "Beat the Heat" Summer Tasting series with a tribute to the great grapes of the world. We will be in the expert hands of Jeff Davis from Lauber Imports, who will be pouring the following:
Clos Robert 2005 - Chardonnay
Baileyana "Firepeak" 2005 - Pinot Noir
Avignonesi Vino Nobile Montepulciano 2004 - Sangiovese
Chateau Malbat 2005 - Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot
@ Le Du Wines
600 Washington Street (@ LeRoy Street)
6 - 8p
Free
For more information: leduwines

Gallery Opening and Artists Reception (A, C, D/F)
Christine Desiree: Vibrate
She describes this work as ‘chromotherapy paintings’, which are created using the worlds’ most advanced technology in energy efficient LED’s, data enablers and DMX programming. Through this process her works are able to achieve over 16.7 million colors in their spectrum, and over 100 million color variations.
@ Brenda Taylor Gallery
511 West 25th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
6 - 8p
Free
For more information: brendataylor

Investigative Journalism: Finding the holy sh*t story (E, L)
Forgive us for being vulgar, but Bob Woodward calls it "the holy sh*t story", a story that makes your jaw drop as you shriek, well, you know. That, in essence is what journalism should do: uncover fascinating stories that change the public dialogue. But in an era where journalism has been sullied by the likes of Jayson Blair and Stephen Glass, along with sloppy, agenda-based reporting everywhere you look, it isn't as easy to capture an editor's attention or convince him to look past his skepticism. In this introductory class, you'll learn how to find and report stories that shine and sell them. Investigative reporting is like taking a powerful flashlight into a basement. You think something might be lurking down there, but you don't know what it looks like or how big it might be. It takes skill, courage, and patience. Investigative reporting is how you find the news that would otherwise never be reported-the high cancer rates in a certain neighborhood, the fat expense accounts at the respected charity, or the racial profiling in a city's police department. You have a hot tip, or a just a strong suspicion, but how do you really nail the story?
@ Media Bistro
494 Broadway (between Spring and Broome Streets)
6:30 - 9:30p
$65
For more information and to sign up: mediabistro

Friday, July 20th, 2007


Gallery Opening and Artists Reception (A, C, D/F)
ConTEXTual
ConTextual" words are an integral part of the creative process announcing either their own opinions on a subject, informing the viewer of known or little known facts or forming their own narrative within the imagery. The exhibition features paintings, sculptures and photographs which incorporate text into the media.
@ Ch’I Contemporary Fine Art
293 Grand Street (between Havemeyer and Roebling Streets), Williamsburg, Bklyn
6 - 9p
Free
For more information: chi



I Love New York: World Fare (A, C, D, F, M)
Queens Theatre in the Park broadened its programming and audience reach and launched the annual summer Latino Cultural Festival in 1997 as a response to the rapidly changing demographic profile of its community. What began as a local effort to serve Latino audiences (now one-fourth of the population) has become, by this 10th anniversary, a major cultural attraction for Latinos in the Northeast. Additionally, this event is attracting broad crossover audiences interested in world music, contemporary dance, and avant-garde theater. Now what began as a modest cabaret series with one headline act has grown into the nation’s most important Latino multidisciplinary cultural festival, with 12 days of events showcasing the full diversity of Latino and Latin American performing arts: the music, dance, theater, film, visual art, and spoken word; the folkloric, the traditional, and the modern.
Featuring: Folkloric Ballet Mestizo (dance), La Cumbiamba eNe Ye (music) and El Carro (film)
@ Flushing Meadows Corona Park
6:30 - 10:30p
Free
For more information: queens

Dance Performance: Noche Flamenca (C, D)
Noche Flameca returns to New York, as the company brings its pure, authentic brand of flamenco to the intimate setting of Theater 80. The company is known for its transcendent and deeply emotional performances.
@ Theater 80
80 St. Mark's Place (between 1st and 2nd Avenues)
8p
$55
For more information and to buy tickets: tickets

Saturday, July 21st, 2007




Water Taxi Beach (F/D, S)
400 tons of NJ beach sand and a Long Island City wharf with Amazing view of Midtown NYC. This 44,000 square foot beach just a 4-minute Water Taxi ride from midtown Manhattan boasts brilliant sunshine during the day, a volleyball net, tents for shade from the sun, live music, entertainment and cultural events in the evening and delicious food at Water Taxi Beach. There isn't any swimming but we call it a beach. We have 4 to 6 inches of sand and lots of people running about Queens with their shoes off, tossing a blow-up football and folks kicking back with leisure drinks. Your welcome to bring your own water. We don't allow coolers, outside food or drink. Glass containers are not allowed on the beach for any reason. Food and beverages are available during posted hours. You can check out our menu. Our food and drinks are priced with respect. When in our parking lot, or inside our tented area, foot wear is required. Sorry, Pets are not allowed. There is no swimming at the beach.
Water Taxi Beach is located at the New York Water Taxi Hunters Point Ferry stop in Long Island City, Queens.
For beach hours and events, visit: water
Free admission before 8p

Art Exhibit: Magic in Ancient Egypt: Image, Word, and Reality (A, C)
How the Egyptians, known throughout the ancient world for their expertise in magic, addressed the unknown forces of the universe is explored in this exhibition of twenty objects from the Brooklyn Museum's world-famous collection. Ancient Egyptians did not distinguish between religion and magic. They believed that the manipulation of written words, images, and ritual could influence the world through a divinely created force known as Heqa, personified as the eldest son of the solar creator Atum. Heqa could be used by the gods to control and sustain the universe and by humans to deal with problems of ordinary life. The exhibition includes a relief of a son of Ramesses II, Prince Khaemwaset, who became legendary as a sage and magician; a bronze figure of the goddess Isis, known as "great of magic," holding a cobra that also had magical powers; a magical healing stela inspired by myths of Isis healing Horus of a scorpion bite; and a headrest with images of Bes and Taweret, deities who protected the dead and the living.
@ Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway (@ Washington Avenue), Brooklyn
$8
For more information: brooklyn



7th Annual Siren Music Festival (A, C, D, M)
This festival is a free, all-day, all-ages music festival featuring live international, national, local bands and DJs performing on two outdoor stages throughout the historic Coney Island amusement park. This free, all-day, all-ages music festival features live international, national, local bands and DJs performing on two outdoor stages in historic Coney Island.
Featuring:
New York Dolls, M.I.A., Cursive, We Are Scientists, Voxtrot, Matt and Kim, The Black Lips,
Dr. Dog, Noisettes, Lavender Diamond, The Detroit Cobras, Elvis Perkins IN dEARLAND,
The Twilight Sad and White Rabbits
Located: Coney Island (on West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue off of Surf Avenue)
Free
12 - 9p
For more information: siren

Walking Tour: Green-Wood Cemetery (E, S)
The lush plantings, shimmering lakes, and rolling hills of Brooklyn's Green-Wood Cemetery inspired the creation of Central Park. As one of America's first garden cemeteries, Green-Wood, with its contemplative beauties, became New York's most scenic and choice location to spend eternity. Impressive mausoleums, often adorned with stained glass windows, and exquisite sculptures and monuments celebrate the lives of America's rich and famous.
See works by such noted artists and designers as Stanford White, Daniel Chester French, Richard Upjohn, Warren & Wetmore and Augustus St. Gaudens. Among the many stops will be the final resting places of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Horace Greeley, Samuel F. B. Morse, Peter Cooper and Leonard Bernstein.
Meet @: Green-Wood Cemetery Main Entrance
Gate at 5th Avenue and 25th Street in Brooklyn
1 - 3:30p
$20, Payable on Site
There is free parking inside the entrance gate of Green-Wood Cemetery.
For more information and to sign up: tour



Les Nubians come to NYC (M)
Music is every moment of our lives," says Helene Faussart, one half of the Afropean hip hop/R&B duo Les Nubians. Helene and her sister/bandmate, Celia, found that this feeling connected them with people in Jamaica, Egypt, Cameroon, Chad, London, their native Paris and other locales around the world as they embarked on the journey that led to their newest album 'One Step Forward.' Les Nubians' singing sisters have traveled the world, soaking up the sounds of reggae, afro-beat, pop and electronica while collaborating with a host of respected musicians. The sisters met and worked with traditional folk musicians, as well as artists at the apex of every genre from Afro-jazz to British breakbeat to Cameroonian hip hop.
@ BB Kings
237 West 42nd Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)
8p, doors open at 6p
$26 in advance, $28 day of show
For more information and to buy tickets: bbkingblues

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007




Summer Nostalgia Train Excursions: Summer Celebration at Rockaway Park (D, E, S)
Passengers will board the Nostalgia Train and ride the vintage R 1/9 vintage trains to Rockaway Park for a big band dance party celebrating the 70th birthday of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and the 75th Anniversary of Jacob Riis Park. When you get there, get your Lindy hopping to some summertime swing, stay onboard for bonus rides, enjoy the beach on a ranger-guided sunset tour, or simply soak up the surf and picnic by twilight.
2 - 9p
$30
For more information, make reservations and find out meeting location call: 718.694.1867 or go to mta

Casym Steel Orchestra Play in Central Park (C, M)
CASYM's mission is to provide an alternative to the “street life" and the organization works closely with other civic, cultural and education organizations like Crown Heights Youth Collective, Medgar Evers College and the Caribbean American Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. The CASYM Steel Orchestra comprises 90 young members between the ages of 7 to 21. It is the most visible and successful aspect of CASYM’s program and has performed throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. This professional orchestra has performed with jazz legend Lionel Hampton, the Harlem Boys choir, the Calypso King of the World the Mighty Sparrow and Calypsonian David Rudder.
The Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
Inside the Park at 110th Street (between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)
4 - 6p
Free
For more information: centralparkand CASYM

Summer on the Hudson: Acoustic Sundays (M)
Featuring: Matt Munisteri and Brock Mumford
Enjoy spectacular sunsets as you listen to Matt Munisteri and Brock Mumford. Brock Mumford's members have been playing moldy old music since before they were even old enough to have their bus passes stolen, so they're not inclined to beat the easy retreat into retro cliché, haphazard ironic pastiche, or faux-folksy hokum.
@ Pier I
West Side Highway and 70th Street
7p
Free
For more information: parks

Monday, July 23rd, 2007




Farmer's Market Nutrition (D/F, E)
Learn what fresh fruits and vegetables are available at your local farmer's market. Get recipes and tips on selecting and storing fresh produce. Free tastings will by provided in this informative talk with Jennifer Klein, RD, Montefiore Medical Group.
Bronx Library Center
310 East Kingsbridge Road (between East 192nd Street and Celia Cruz Boulevard)
6p
Free
For more information: event

Book Discussion: (L, M)
Practicing: A Musicians Return to Music with Glenn Kurtz
The remarkable odyssey of a classical guitar prodigy who abandons his beloved instrument in defeat at the age of twenty-five, but comes back to it years later with a new kind of passion. With insight and humor, Glenn Kurtz takes us from his first lessons at a small Long Island guitar school at the age of eight, to a national television appearance backing jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie, to his acceptance at the elite New England Conservatory of Music. He makes bittersweet and vivid a young man’s struggle to forge an artist’s life and to become the next Segovia. And we see him after graduation, pursuing a solo career in Vienna but realizing that he has neither the ego nor the talent required to succeed at the upper reaches of the world of classical guitar and giving up the instrument, and his dream, entirely.
@ Barnes and Nobles
1972 Broadway (@ 66th Street)
7p
Free
For more information: bn


Key to Activities

A Art
C Cultural
D Dance
D/F Drink/Food
E Education
F Film
L Literature
M Music
NP Non-Profit
P Party
S Sport

Monday, July 09, 2007

Happenings for Week of July 9th, 2007

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Book Discussion and Signing: (A, C, L, M)
Let’s Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies With Author, Pamela Des Barres and Patti D’Arbanville
Pamela Des Barres has been called the Queen of the Groupies; she paired up with everyone from Jim Morrison to Mick Jagger to Frank Zappa, led the first Groupie Supergroup (the cult favorite band The GTOs), and wrote all about it in her first book I’m With The Band. Now Miss Pamela has gathered her fellow former rock muses, both famous and infamous, for Let’s Spend The Night Together, a collection of stories and interviews that sets out to prove that the girls behind the scenes were a vital part of making the music happen. She will be joined by Warhol protege Patti D’Arbanville, who is featured in the book, and other special guests.
@ McNally Robinson
52 Prince Street (between Mulberry and Lafayette Streets)
7p
Free
For more information:mcnallyrobinson


Magic Show (A, C)
A different show every week, featuring the best magicians in the world.
Tonight’s show starring: RJ Lewis (He'll Charm His Way Into Your Heart)
Peter Kougasian (Always Witty, Charming and Mystifying)
And Jamy Ian Swiss (James Bond With A Deck Of Cards As A Weapon)
@ St. Clemen’s Theatre
423 West 46th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
8p
Price: $37.50
For more information and to buy tickets: magic

Movie Screening: Mr. And Mrs. Smith (C, F)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Screenplay by Norman Krasna. With Carole Lombard, Robert Montgomery. Starring the quirky queen of screwball comedies and the cultivated king of happy-go-lucky leading men, this funny film directed by the specialist of suspense features a marriage run amok. A couple discovers that their long-time state of matrimony was not actually legal and must decide whether or not to (re)marry.
@ Museum of Modern Art - The Roy and Niuta Theater 1
11 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue)
8:30p
$10, though free if you have the same day admission ticket stub
For more information and to buy advance tickets: moma

Tuesday, July 10th, 2007



Pilates - Mat Class (S)
This total body workout is a great way to develop superior core muscle power and tone, all with a beautiful view of the Hudson. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring your own mat. Weather permitting.
@ Riverside Park
66th Street Plaza
6:30p
Free
For more information: riversidepark

Summer Party (P)
Join our 40s Plus Singles for a fun and lively Summer Party. We'll have a few drinks or dinner, some good conversation and quiet background music. No loud music no dimmed lights. You'll be able to see and hear everyone. What a change that will be?
@ Village Pourhouse
64 Third Avenue (@ East 11th Street)
6:30p
Cost: $11.00, pre-payment required
For more information and to sign up: reallive

Speed Dating (S)
Up to 16 dates in one night.
Ages: Women 33-43, Men 35-48
@ M Bar
349 Broome Street (between Bowery and Elizabeth Streets)
7:30p
Cost: $37 (use the name - Laura when registering on-line and save $5)
For more information and to sign up: dates

Wednesday, July 11th, 2007



Wine Tasting: Gorgeous and Greek (D/F, E)
A lovely selection of wines from Greece. This is your chance to taste some wines that are truly noteworthy and interesting at the same time. Featuring:
Domaine Gerovassiliou Malagousia, Thessaloniki Greece
Parparoussis 'The Gift of Dionysos', Greece
Mercouri Estate Antares, Greece
Domaine Karydas Naoussa, Greece
@ Vine Wine
12 - 09 Jackson Avenue (between 47th Road and 48th Avenue), LIC
6 - 8p
Free
For more information: wine

Exhibit Opening and Artists Reception (A, C)
Easy Rider: Road Trips through the Americas
This exhibit pays homage to the tradition of road trips in American photography. Highway culture has long been a quintessential part of American identity. Easy Rider explores the common themes of social commentary, cultural geography and photographic
Biography produced by the marriage between the road and photography
@ Yancey Richardson Gallery
535 West 22nd Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues)
6 - 8p
Free
For more information: yancey



NY Philharmonic Concerts in the Park (A, C, M)
Concerts in the Parks, now in its 43rd year, is coming to a park near you. Music under the stars, family and friends, and a fireworks finale make for a perfect summer evening. This concert will be followed by fireworks.
Starring: Ludovic Morlot, Conductor
Stefan Jackiw, Violin
Berlioz, Le Corsaire Overture
Mendelssohn, Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"
@ Central Park - Westside entrances: West 81st or 86th Sts at Central Park West; Eastside entrances: East 79th or 85th Sts at Fifth Avenue
8p
Free
For more information: parks

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Art Lecture: Vision and Violence (A, C)
Writer William T. Vollmann and photographer Richard Drew address where images of brutality meet the limits of representation.
@ Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue (at 75th Street)
7p
$8
For more information and to sign up: whitney

Book Discussion and Signing with Louise Bernikow (C, L)
Dreaming in Libro: How a Good Dog Tamed a Bad Woman
In a city filled with dog lovers, Louise Bernikow poignantly weaves together a story of two souls that embark upon an adventure of life, discovery, love and loss. We are introduced to the loving and intelligent Libro, a boxer that turns the world of an independent city woman upside down and leaves his own indelible mark not only on his owner, but on every page until the very end.
@ Labyrinth Books
536 West 112th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway)
7p
Free
For more information: books

The Manhattan’s 23rd Annual Ultimate Summertime Party (D, F/D, NP, P)
Dancing under the Stars. Unlimited Rides. Music.
Food. Beer and Wine
@ Victoria Gardens - Wollman Rink, Central Park
59th Street and 6th Avenue
7 - 10p
$75 until July 10th, otherwise $85 at the door
For more information and to buy tickets: nationalmssociety




Movie Screening: An Inconvenient Truth (C, F)
Knowledge opens the mind to understanding
Bring a chair or blanket
@ Narrows Botanical Gardens
Shore Road and 71st Street, Bayridge
@ Sundown
Free
For more information: events

Friday, July 13th, 2007

Design + DJs + Dancing (A, C, D, M)
Starring: DJ, Tony Humphries
Tony has entertained dance music fans across the globe with his "Hump-in-the-Homefries" brand of up-tempo soul music. This Brooklyn, New York native landed his first "professional" DJ gig at Manhattan's posh Club El Morocco in 1975. From there Tony's trek to Boystown a.k.a. Club Tribeca NY, NY would prove successful, where he was then recognized as a talented DJ.
@ Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street (@ 5th Avenue)
6 - 9p
Free with admission, $12
For more information: cooperhewitt

Menomena with Beat the Devil (M)
Starting with their homemade instrumental computer program and ending with a diverse mesh of funk, folk, and undeniably shimmering pop choruses, Menomena is one example of an experiment gone beautifully right. Special guests, Beat the Devil. In association with Citysol/Solar One Green Energy Arts & Education Center and Brooklyn Vegan.
@ South Street Seaport, Pier 17
Fulton Street and FDR Drive
7p
Free
For more information: rivertoriver



Doc Marshalls Perform in NYC (M)
In an ideal world, country radio would sound more like the Doc Marshalls. With influences ranging from traditionalists such as Buck Owens and Johnny Cash to innovators like Gram Parsons and Dwight Yoakam, this New York City-based five-piece delivers an honest, unflinching honky tonk sound. Not content to remain within the confines of a typical roots band, they also boast a raucous set of Cajun breakdowns and Zydeco shuffles. Country with a New Orleans edge
@ Hill Country NY
30 West 26th Street (between Broadway and 6th Avenue)
10 - 1a
Free
For more information: hillcountry and thedocmarshalls

Saturday, July 14th, 2007

Singles Urban Scavenger Hunt (C, E, S)
Join us and other singles for a fun and competitive Urban Scavenger Hunt. Teams will have 4 hours to collect as many of the items on the list as possible and bring them back to your starting point. You must stay in your full group at all times and arrive at your final destination as a group.
@ Twelve Bar
206 East 34th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
12:30 - 4p
$20
For more information and to sign up: meetmarketadventures



Come and Cool off from the Heat (C, S)
Grab your towel and shades for swimming, sunning, lounging and picnicking and playing. Take a dip in the 25 meter, 7 lane Floating Pool Lady, a floating swimming pool moored in the East River. Run your toes through the sand on the 40,000 square foot Brooklyn Bridge Park Beach. Grab a burger, rent an umbrella and enjoy the spectacular views of New York Harbor. Get your game on for pick-up beach volleyball and sand soccer.
@ Brooklyn Bridge Park
344 Furman Street
Between Piers 4 and 5 (near Furman and Joralemon Streets)
Pool hrs: 11 - 7p
Beach hrs: 9 - 9p
Free
For more information: brooklynbridgepark

Harry Chapin: A Celebration in Song (A, C, M)
In a concert to remember, the famous musical Chapin Family comes together to celebrate and bring alive the music of the late Harry Chapin. Songs like "Taxi," "Cats In The Cradle," "Mr. Tanner," and "Circle" are sung by those who know them best- Harry's original band and his amazing family. An evening full of story, emotion, humor, and transcendent music, this is a concert to fill your ear and stir your heart. A Celebration in Song is made up of a group of both family and friends of Harry Chapin.
@ Governors Island
The Island's 200-year history as an important military base is palpable when one walks in the Island's National Landmark Historic District. Lined with hundred-year-old shade trees and surrounded by spectacular views of Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, the Historic District features 19th century Federal and Victorian-style buildings and green, manicured grounds.
1:30p
Free (including ferries)
For more information and directions in getting there: folksontheisland

Opening Exhibit and Artists Reception (A, D/F)
Woman: An Exhibition of Art
@ South 4th Street Bar and Café
90 South 4th Street (between Bedford and Berry Streets), Brooklyn
A neighborhood bar featuring coffee from Irving Farms, baked good from Balthazars and craft beer from all over this great land of ours.
7p
Free
For more information: south4thbar



Ghost Walk: Edgar Allan Poe and His Ghostly Friends (C, S)
We will go in search of Edgar Allan Poe's ghostly friends such as Peter Stuyvesant, Washington Irving, and Harry Houdini in the East Village.
Meeting Place: In front of St. Mark's in the Bowery Church, northwest corner of Tenth Street and Second Avenue.
7p
$15
For more information and to sign up: ghosts

Sunday, July 15th, 2007

Walking Tour: Meat Packing Districk and Highline in Chelsea (S)
In this tour you'll walk through a neighborhood once filled with 125 meat packers, now transformed into one of the hippest and trendiest areas filled with restaurants, lounges, bars, and high-end fashion boutiques. You'll learn why this transition occurred and what is the future of this thriving New York Hotspot.
Discover two old industrial areas - The outdoor area of Chelsea Market, former home of Nabisco from 1898 to 1958, and the Meat Packing District.
@ In Chelsea markets, by the Chelsea Wine Vault
Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets)
1p
$22, pre-payment required
For more information and to sign up:reallive

Frank London's Yiddish Carnival (A, C, M)
The avatar of modern Jewish music Frank London, who has played with everyone from John Zorn to They Might Be Giants to LL Cool J, presides over an old school/new school concert sure to please both your hipster nephew Josh and your great aunt Ida.
@ Prospect Park Bandshell
at Prospect Park West and 9th Street in Park Slope
4p
Free
For more information: briconline

Scotch Tasting (D/F, E)
Come join us as we taste through 50 of the best single barrels, malts, whiskies, scotches, and tequilas in the market today. This walk through tasting event is for any real scotch lover out there. Or someone just new to the scotch crave. Company ambassadors will be on hand to answer questions and walking you through all scotches.
@ Jewish Center
131 West 86th Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues)
5 - 8p
$45
For more information and to sign up: kosherwine



Movie Screening: Eight Men Out (F)
Starring: John Cusack and Charlie Sheen
‘The Scandal that Rocked a Nation’
@ Café Steinhof
422 Seventh Avenue (@ 14th Street), Park Slope
10:30p
Free
For more information: cafe

Monday, July 16th, 2007

Come and have some Laughs (C)
Stand up: Hosted by comedienne Jennifer Dziura
Five comics, free candy
@ Petes Candy Store
709 Lorimor Street (between Richardson and Frost Streets)
7:30p
Free, no cover
For more information: petes

Champagne and Sparkling Tasting: Celebrating Bastille Day (D/F, E)
Featuring excellent small production Champagne along with other French sparklers and Sparkling wines from Italy, Spain & Portugal, these wines are a perfect pair with award-winning Cuban cuisine.
@ Havana Central
151 West 46th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
7:30p
$60
For more information and to sign up: RSVP to lrichardson@havanacentral.com, seating is limited.

Tuesday, July 17th, 2007



Museum Exhibit: Gold (C, E)
Gold - an enduring icon of wealth, beauty and power. Since the beginning of recorded
history, the rise of influential societies has coincided with their ownership of this precious
substance. Gold was probably the first metal worked by humans. Gleaming nuggets of gold were easy to find and collect from stream banks, and were easily shaped with simple tools. The oldest worked-gold objects, the products of the ancient Thracian civilization, were made as early as 4400 BC, and were discovered at a burial site in Varna, Bulgaria. Through the centuries, as many other cultures developed, gold became a symbol of wealth, luck, power and magic. The importance of gold in the civilizations of every era makes all ages "golden."
@ American Museum of Natural History
200 Central Park West
(79th Street and Central Park West)
$21
For more information:amnh



Midsummer Night Swing (C, D, E)
Songs like Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy and Chattanooga Choo-Choo soar through the air in this amazing recreation of a World War II USO show by the smoldering California-based swing band.
@ Josie Robertson Plaza - Lincoln Center
(Columbus Avenue between 62nd and 65th Streets)
6:30p
$15, though free if dance outside 'gated area'
For more information and to buy tickets: lincolncenter

Key to Activities

A Art
C Cultural
D Dance
D/F Drink/Food
E Education
F Film
L Literature
M Music
NP Non-Profit
P Party
S Sport

Monday, July 02, 2007

Happenings for Week of July 2nd, 2007

Monday, July 2nd, 2007



HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presents: Paper Moon (F)
Peter Bogdanovich directs father-daughter team Ryan and Tatum O’Neal, playing Depression-era grifters who scam recently widowed women and hilariously seek out the big score.
@ Bryant Park Lawn
6th Avenue between 40th - 42nd Streets
5 - 11p
The films begin at sunset (between 8-9p)
Free
For more information: film-festival



Book Reading and Signing (E, L)
Kotter’s Back with Gabe Kaplan
The start of the popular 70s sitcom Welcome Back Kotter shares the email correspondence from his efforts to get his face on a postage stamp, visit outer space with Jimmy Carter and other outrageous pranks.
@ Barnes and Noble
4 Astor Place (between Broadway and Lafayette)
7p
Free
For more information: bn

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2007


Museum Exhibit: Contemporary Furniture makers Explore Chinese Traditions (A, C)
This exhibit brings together 27 masterpieces of historic Chinese furniture with 27 pieces of contemporary studio furniture created specifically for the exhibition. The 22 contemporary artists represented come from the United States, Canada, Japan, and China. This exhibition demonstrates the interchange of ideas and inspiration across time and geographic boundaries. At the same time, it reflects increasing opportunities for cross-cultural exchange among contemporary artists in North America and China, as China emerges into the global art community.
@ Museum of Arts and Design
40 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
$9
For more information: mad

Wine Tasting: Admiral Wines (D/F, E)
Taste the wines of Portugal: Tinto Anfora, Cardeal DAO, Porca de Morca and Famega Vinho Verde.
@ Chelsea Wine Vault
75 Ninth Avenue (between 15th and 16th Streets)
3 - 6p
Free
For more information: chelseawinevault

Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin (M)
What he’s come up with amounts to a whole new musical concept. This is music that throbs with a pulsating dynamism that’s almost hypnoti woven into the rhythmic tapestry is startling imagery that grows from simple beginnings. Bärtsch’s mysterious music will be around for a lot longer than the quick fix that majority taste seems to clamour for.
@ Joes Pub
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place and East 4th Street)
7:30p
$18
For more information and to buy tickets: joespub



Savion Glover returns to NYC (A, C, D)
Another thrilling production that keeps tap dancing fresh, alive and current. The dancer and choreographer behind Mumbles, the tap dancing penguin hero of "Happy Feet," Savion Glover inspires all ages with a joy and energy all his own. His effervescent feet transform into musical instruments, so you can hear dance as well as see it.
@ Joyce Theater
175 Eighth Avenue (@ 19th Street)
7:30p
$44
For more information: joyce

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007 (Independence Day)

Fourth of July Celebration: (C, H)
Living History Days History comes alive for with revolutionary heroes, troops, and portrait artists. Meet George Washington (portrayed by Michael J. Grillo) and Benjamin Franklin (portrayed by Jack Sherry). Have your portrait drawn as a Revolutionary soldier. Join historical re-enactors from 2nd New York Provincial Battalion, the 4th New York Regiment, and an officer from His Majesty's Royal Navy to find out what life was like during the Revolution and more.
@ New York Historical Society
170 Central Park West (@ 77th Street)
10 - 5p
Free admission to all Council District 6 residents* and anyone wearing Red, White and Blue.
* Upper West Side from West 54th Street (between 8th Avenue and the Hudson River) to West 96th Street (between Central Park and the Hudson River) Please bring proof of residency to receive free admission.
For more information: nyhistory

Rock Junket: East Village Rock n’ Roll Walking Tour (A, C, E, S)
Rock, Punk and Glam. Three genres of music that helped form the history of a rock culture. New York City's East Village helped introduce new music, rock 'n' roll fashion and a way of life to the world. Now you can check out the sites and stories of The Ramones, New York Dolls, CBGB's, Andy Warhol, The Velvet Underground, The Fillmore East, Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop and more. Find out where they played, lived, shopped and shot album covers, plus soak up the rich musical history of this historic Lower East Side neighborhood. Although many of these landmarks have changed, the memories continue to inspire up and coming New York City bands.
Meeting Location:
Near East 9th Street and 3rd Avenue (exact location will be provided after you sign up)
1 - 3p
$25
For more information and to sign up: RockJunket



Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest (C, D/F, H, S)
This contest has been held at Nathan's Famous on the corner of Surf and Stillwell avenues in Coney Island each year since 1916, according to legend. A group of 20 steely-eyed individuals line up behind a 40-foot table to begin the 12-minute contest. These competitors, known in the sport of competitive eating as gurgitators, may not appear athletic to the untrained eye of John Q. Public. However, they are among the finest athletes in the world.
@ Nathans
1310 Surf Avenue (@ Stillwell Avenue), Coney Island
12p
Free
For more information: nathans

Sunset Wednesdays (C, S)
Enjoy the best that summer has to offer as the sun sets over the Hudson River and Palisades. Stretch your perceptions on a Gallery Tour of Thoreau Reconsidered in Glyndor Gallery. Walks include highlights from the Flower Garden, Wild Garden, Herb and Dry Garden, Aquatic Garden and other areas at their summer peak.
@ Wave Hill
4899 Independence Avenue (@ West 249th Street), Bronx
$4
10 - 9p
For more information and directions: wavehill

American Independence Day Big Band Swing Party BBQ (C, D, D/F, H, P)
It's Independence day, time to be free, play, have fun, drink too much and party. Join Joe Battaglia and The New York Big Band for our Independence Day Swing Party. Don't miss this amazing 17 Piece Swing Band. Acclaimed as one of the finest Big Bands in the Country today. The quality of this band is reminiscent of the big band era, with a repertoire including sophisticated dance, jazz, and latin music.
@ Columbus 72
100 Columbus Avenue (between 71st and 72nd Streets)
8p
$15 (pre-payment required)
For more information and to sign up: reallive




Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks (C, H)
The nation’s largest and most incredible birthday bash lights up the night sky with over 120,000 bursts of color, light and breathtaking pyrotechnics from around the world. Open your ears and heart to the fireworks soundtrack on radio station 1010wines or watch it live on NBC (channel 4).
Viewing locations on FDR: Pedestrian access to the FDR Drive for viewing will be at 23rd, 38th and 42nd Streets only.
9p
Free
For more information: fireworks

Thursday, July 5th, 2007

Museum Exhibit: The Great Cover-Up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables and Floors (A, C, E)
The impulse to cover interior surfaces has historically been both utilitarian and decorative. Early American rugs were yarn sewn, shirred, appliquéd, and embroidered. As many surviving rugs attest, the best examples transcend function through the graphic power of their color and design. “The Great Cover-up: American Rugs on Beds, Tables, and Floors” will feature approximately 65 rugs that span the end of the 18th through the mid-20th centuries. Originally, hand-sewn and hooked rugs were enjoyed only within the intimate confines of the home. Today, their public appreciation provides a fascinating glimpse into the private spaces of American life.
@ American Folk Art Museum
45 West 53rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues)
$9
For more information: folkart

Gin Tasting (D/F, E)
Come and enjoy classic gin and tonics with Bulldog London Dry gin.
@ Astor Wine and Spirits
399 Lafayette Street (@ 4th Street)
6 - 8p
Free
For more information: astor



Yoga Lessons (C, E, S)
Awaken the body’s potential with revitalizing movement, stretching, breathing, and poses. Some of yoga’s benefits include weight loss, deeper sleep, release from pain and arthritis, and a more youthful appearance. Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy movement. Mats are provided. If Lawn is closed, classes are held in front of the Bryant Monument, between the Bryant Park Grill and Café
@ Bryant Park
Sixth Avenue (between 40th and 42nd Streets), southwest corner
6 - 7p
Free
For more information: bryantpark

Battery Park City: Parks' River and Blues Concert (M)
Back by his Band, master guitarist/songwriter Duke Robillard performs the blues, exploring the ways jazz, swing and the blues are linked.
@ Wagner Park
Battery Place/Esplanade/First Place
7p
Free
For more information: nyc

Friday, July 6th, 2007

Sculpture Exhibit: (A, C, E)
On Chapels, Caves and Erotic Misery, by Christian Tomaszewski
Since 2004, Christian Tomaszewski has been plunging into the entrails of David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet (1986). Tomaszewski has been meticulously reconstructing parts of the film in real space: exploring the ability of architectural fragments to convey dramatic narrative. Tomaszewski is fascinated by the challenge of superimposing one space and structure onto another: the first, artificially woven together through film editing; the second, a totalizing structure defined by the walls and activities of the exhibition space. Both sets of conventions dissolve in their collision, leading to a third reality, which is a thematic structure in itself.
@ SculptureCenter
44 - 19 Purves Street (off of Jackson Avenue), LIC
$5
For more information: sculpture



Museum Exhibit: The Shapes of Space (A, C, E)
Radically adapting the Minimalist incorporation of the perceiving viewer into the space of the artwork, a number of artists working today have created installations which depend upon the viewer's active participation for their completion. Generous in spirit, these works act as zones for social exchange, activating the space between people. Piotr Ukla_ski's adaptable wall-to-wall installation Untitled (Dance Floor) (1996) transforms the institutional space of the museum or gallery into a sound-synchronized, light-flashing disco, subverting the normal use of the site and encouraging visitors to dance, mingle, and otherwise interact with one another.
@ Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Avenue(at 89th Street)
ONLY on Fridays, beginning at 5:45 p.m. the museum hosts Pay What You Wish, otherwise $18
For more information: guggenheim

Steve Cohen’s Chamber Magic: A Demonstration of Modern Conjuring (A, S)
Steve Cohen, The Millionaires' Magician, performs internationally for celebrities, tycoons and aristocrats. When he is not traveling, Cohen can be found at New York's famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel performing his sold-out public show: 'Chamber Magic.' Cohen recreates the intimacy of 19th century parlor performances by baffling his guests in the close quarters of a private suite. Each show is limited to 40 guests, so everyone experiences the magic close up. You will literally be inches away from state-of-the-art magic and world-class mind reading. Steve will cause objects to move without touching them, and will attempt to reveal personal information about you and others in the audience, whom he has never met.
@ Waldorf Towers
50th Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues)
(exact location will be provided once you purchase a ticket)
7p
$55
For more information and to sign up: Magic

Saturday, July 7th, 2007




Live Earth Concert (The Concert for a Climate in Crisis) (A, C, E, M, NP)
This concert is a monumental music event that will bring together more than 2 billion people on 7/7/07 to raise awareness about global warming. With 24 hours of music across 7 continents, and performances by more than 150 of the world's top musicians, Live Earth will engage, connect, and inspire individuals, corporations and governments to take action to solve the climate crisis.
The Concerts for a Climate in Crisis NEW YORK: The Police, Bon Jovi, Kanye West, Roger Waters, Fall Out Boy, Akon, Kelly Clarkson, The Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, KT Tunstall, Sheryl Crow, AFI, Dave Matthews Band
@ Giants Stadium
50 State Route 120,East Rutherford, NJ 07073
Doors open @ 1p, show starts @ 2:30p
Tickets vary: $83 - $350
Please help reduce green house gas emissions caused by people traveling to the Live Earth Concert at Giants Stadium. You are urged to carpool or take mass transit wherever possible.
For bus service from New York City. Shuttle bus will also be provided from the Secaucus Transfer Station to the Stadium. For train schedules to the Transfer Station. Due to construction at the Meadowlands Sports Complex parking @ the Complex is very limited & we suggest carpooling or taking mass transit.
For more information and to buy tickets: liveearth



Luxury Chocolate Walking Tour (C, D/F, E, S)
Get closer to the NY’s most cherished chocolate boutiques and thus live its inimitable lifestyle. You will feel more joyful, energetic and connected to the world after you will go through this European-style experience in the heart of the city that never sleeps. Delve into the heart of the city with us and discover its dark secrets.Our exclusive contact with the best chocolatiers out there helped us design a tour that would stir your senses by combining a drop of fantasy, a dash of stylish adventure, and a spoon full of great taste. We are not trying to be Willy Wonka, but we would like to share with you a wonderful experience in the world of chocolate.
Meeting place: Saks Fifth Avenue
611 Fifth Avenue (@ 49th Street)
(exact meeting location will be provided after purchase of ticket)
12p
$70
For more information and to sign up: ChocoTours

Screening: Art Talk with Lynn Davis and Arthur C. Danto (A, C)
The eminent art critic, professor and philosopher Arthur Danto talks to photographer Lynn Davis about her work and her world view. Her exhibition Illumination: The Photographs of Lynn Davis.
@ Rubin Museum of Art
150 West 17th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue)
4p
Free with admission, $10
For more information: rma

Ellsworth and Hicks perform in Brooklyn (M)
Guitarist George Ellsworth and clarinetist Phil Hicks are an acoustic roots/blues duo from Brooklyn who have been performing for sixteen years. What sets this pair apart is the casual way they come across as throwbacks to a time when songwriters sought to make some sense of the world, rather than settle for vocal acrobatics.
@ The Waterfront Museum
290 Conover Street Pier 44 (@ Reed Street), Brooklyn
8p
$8
For more information: waterfront

Sunday, July 8th, 2007



Mountain Biking (S)
Confident Novices to Expert bikers can ride with our experienced guides on Trails.com's # 1 rated mountain biking trail in NY, right in your backyard.You can take it fast and hard, or slow and sure through twists and turns, undulating hills, occasional rocks and conspiring roots.The course will be varied among 10 mile, 16 mile, or 25 mile trails, depending on comfort level & ability. We will also break throughout the day as needed.
Bring: Your lunch, snacks, 2L water in a backpack and bike helmet. Mountain bike & biking gloves if you have them. You must bring your own helmet, regardless of whether you are renting a bike.
Time: 9 - 5p (meet at 8:40 for check-in)
Meeting Place: 73rd Street and Broadway, NE corner (in front of Apple Bank)
$85 with your own bike
$135 with bike rental
For more information and to sign up: outdoorbound.
Save $5.00 - after signing up email: info@outdoorbound.com and let them know you found out about trip from Laura’s List.

Brooklyn County Fair (F/D, M)
Featuring: Uncle Leon & the Alibis, JD & the WWJDs, The Jack Grace Band, Yarn, Dock Oscar and the Miscreants of Love, The Becky Birmingham Band, Tom Burris, Kamara Thomas and Rex Moroux
Bar-b-que provided by Spanky's BBQ
@ Galapagos Art Space
70 North 6th Street (between Wythe and Kent Avenues), Brooklyn
1 - 9p
Free
For more information: galapagos

Film Screening: Scarlet Empress and Queen Christina (Double Feature) (F)
In von Sternberg’s relentless excursion into style (Scarlet Empress), he explores the excess and sex-capades of the Russian court, especially Catherine the Great. Queen Christina is lifted far above its origins, party by Mamoulian and party by Garbo herself.
@ Symphony Space
2537 Broadway (@ 95th Street)
6p
$11
For more information and to buy tickets in advance: symphonyspace

Monday, July 9th, 2007

Book Discussion and Signing: (A, C, L, M)
Let’s Spend the Night Together: Backstage Secrets of Rock Muses and Supergroupies With Author, Pamela Des Barres and Patti D’Arbanville
Pamela Des Barres has been called the Queen of the Groupies; she paired up with everyone from Jim Morrison to Mick Jagger to Frank Zappa, led the first Groupie Supergroup (the cult favorite band The GTOs), and wrote all about it in her first book I’m With The Band. Now Miss Pamela has gathered her fellow former rock muses, both famous and infamous, for Let’s Spend The Night Together, a collection of stories and interviews that sets out to prove that the girls behind the scenes were a vital part of making the music happen. She will be joined by Warhol protege Patti D’Arbanville, who is featured in the book, and other special guests.
@ McNally Robinson
52 Prince Street (between Mulberry and Lafayette Streets)
7p
Free
For more information: mcnallyrobinson

Key to Activities

A Art
C Cultural
D Dance
D/F Drink/Food
E Education
F Film
H Holiday
L Literature
M Music
NP Non-Profit
P Party
S Sport