Just Do Art!

Last year, AIDS Walk New York — the world’s largest AIDS Walk — turned 25. This year, as the theater community marks the 30th anniversary of AIDS (see page 23 for details), this annual walk continues to march on, for the benefit of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and other AIDS service organizations in the tri-state area. You can walk solo, or with a team. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by good vibes and good company.

The 10-kilometer (6.2 mile) walk begins in Central Park at 10am (sign-in begins, 8:30am) on Sun., May 15. To participate, visit aidswalk.net or call 212-807-9255. Also visit gmhc.org.

Last year’s debut of the Pier 62 Carousel took the concept of going for a horsey ride in Chelsea and made it into an instant classic summertime activity. How did we ever do without it? Thankfully, the carousel is open once again — 11am-6pm weekdays, and 11am-7pm weekends. As of June 21, the hours of operation will be extended to 8:30pm. Tickets are $2 per ride. At Pier 62 (cross at W. 23 and W. 22nd Street).

Home to a prosperous merchant clan for almost 100 years, seven Tredwell family members died in what is now the Merchant’s House Museum. Shadowy silhouettes, music from an unplayable piano and face-to-face conversations between the living and the dead are standard practice here. Since 2007, paranormal investigator Dan Sturges and his team have been granted exclusive access to the Merchant’s House.

The lecture “Investigating Manhattan’s Most Haunted House” is your chance to hear about the most extraordinary aspects of Sturges Paranormal’s ongoing investigation (featuring photographic and audio evidence never before shared with the public). After a Q&A session, the evening concludes with a raffle drawing. The winner, and a guest, will accompany Sturges and his team on a future Merchant’s House paranormal investigation. Need another good reason to support MHM? This worthy nonprofit just celebrated its 75th year as a museum!

Sat., May 14, 7pm. At the Merchant’s House Museum (29 E. Fourth Street, btw. Lafayette & Bowery). Lecture tickets are $20. Raffle tickets are $5 each, or 3 for $10. To purchase, visit www.merchantshouse.org/ghosts. Also visit www.sturgesparanormal.com.

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One Response to Just Do Art!

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