Volume 17, Number 52 | May 20 - 26, 2005
Battery Park 917-699-9847 DebraBird@hotmail.com
dinner and live music Take in beautiful views of the Statue of Liberty while enjoying a dinner show featuring live cabaret music performed by Debra Bird and Dr. Ronnie Chapman. A 3-course fixed-price dinner is included, excluding beverages, tax and gratuity. Fri., April 8 at 8pm. $40.
Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents Association
Ladies night out BPCNA members and downtown ladies are invited to enjoy an evening of discounted drinks and appetizers. Tues., April 12 at 7pm. The Grill Room, 2 World Financial Center, balcony level. $5. Call or e-mail Joan Cappellano at 212-488-8201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
parents network Monthly series for neighborhood parents. Annalise Evanson will speak about Reflexology for Your Childs Well Being. There will also be a collection of newborn - 3T clothing and baby supplies for Room to Grow. Free for first-timers and members. Breakfast is provided. Tues., April 19 from 10:30am- 12pm. Community Room on W. Thames behind Gristedes.
free for senior citizens Free shopping trips to Pathmark for Senior Citizens every Thurs. There are two van pick-up spots at 8:45am on River Terrace across from Pan Latin and at 9am on South End Ave. & Rector Place. The van leaves Pathmark at 11am for the return trip to BPC. Sponsored by BPCNPA and the Downtown Alliance. For reservations, please contact Ella Reape at 212-945-2197.
Terrace Room & Promenade, Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street at West Street www.bookfest.com
celebration of the book arts BookFest 2005 will showcase handcrafted limited edition and unique books from over 30 artists. Artists will include letterpress printers, illustrator and bookbinders. Opening reception with light refreshments on Fri., April 8 from 4-8pm, $10. Continues on Sat., April 9 from 10am-5pm, free.
Borders Wall Street
100 Broadway 212-964-1988
the miracle of st. anthony St. Anthony High School in Jersey City constantly teeters on the brink of bankruptcy but it is held together by two Felician nuns devoted to helping students overcome the challenges of poverty by preparing them for college careers and a chance at a better future. Each year from this student body of just over 200, Coach Bob Hurley forges an elite nationally ranked basketball team. Adrian Wojnarowski discusses the book, The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketballs Most Improbable Dynasty. Tues., April 12 at 1pm.
the dilemma of waterfront development Join Phillip Lopate, author of Waterfront: A Journey Around Manhattan for a lecture on the dilemma of waterfront development. Thurs., April 21. Doors open at 6pm with light refreshments. Lecture begins at 7pm. Standard Oil Building, 26 Broadway, Lobby. Reservations required. Free.
Eldridge Street Synagogue
12 Eldridge Street, bet. Canal & Division Sts., 212-219-0888 x 302
Pre-Passover Nosh & Stroll A walking tour that offers culinary treats from area merchants, an exploration into local landmarks and a visit to the historic synagogue. The tour makes stops at tenements, settlement houses and houses of worship where Jewish immigrants once gathered as well as sites that show the current life of the area. Sun., April 17 at 11am. $18 adults, $12 students & seniors. Reservations required.
Ellis Island Immigration Museum
Reached via ferry boats departing from battery park 212-269-5755 for ferry schedule and ticket information
John Muir exhibit The Clan Currie Society will sponsor a new exhibit in honor of John Muir, the conservationist, author and environmentalist renowned as the father of Americas national parks. Continues thru mid-May. Free with paid Museum admission.
The Hallmark of Battery Park City Retirement Community
455 North End Avenue 917-522-1318
caregiver support group Every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 6:30 - 8:15pm. Co-sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
120 Broadway, 31st floor 212-219-9401x114 www.lmcc.net
international literature writers luncheon Interact with eminent international writers and get an intimate glimpse into their writing process, their influences and the sociopolitical context in which they work. Mon., April 18 and Wed., April 20 from 12:30-1:30pm. India House, 1 Hanover Square, bet. Pearl & Stone. $25 per person. Also listen to lectures on Sun., April 17. 2-4pm: Childrens Literature. 4-6pm: The Global Quixote and Literature & Power. 6-7pm: Cocktail reception in Collectors Room. 7-9pm: International Noir. RSVP at www.lmcc.net/rsvp.
open studio weekend View the works of the 15 artists-in-residence in their private studios. Also enjoy music by Nate. 120 Broadway. Fri. - Sun., April 22-24 from 12-6pm. Opening reception is Thurs., April 21 from 6-10pm. Free.
human race machine Have you ever wondered what you would look like as a member of another race? Nancy Bursons Human Race Machine allows you to find out. Large-scale photographs compiled from images generated by the machine will also be on display. Continues thru June 29. 60 Wall St.
145 Chambers Street, 212-267-6242
tibetan bowl sound healer San Diego based performer & healer Diane Mandle tells the story of the ancient Tibetan Sacred Sound instruments, the healing they induce and the science behind it. Enjoy a concert of music played on the singing bowls, gantas and tingshaws. Bring something to lay on. Thurs., April 28 at 8:30pm. $20.
New York Theosophical Society
240 E. 53rd street, bet 2nd & 3rd Aves.
animal communication Join Dr. Elizabeth Severino, Internationally recognized animal communicator. Bring your pet bird for a reading and learn about his or her problems. Also attend a video/speaking presentation of Marc Johnsons recent trip to Guyana. Johnson is from Foster Parrots Sanctuary. Sat., April 16 from 1-4pm. $5.
South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Streets 212-748-8786 www.southstseaport.org
walt whitman Celebrate poetry month and learn about the work of Walt Whitman. Participants will print a selection of Whitmans work on the same type of letterpress he would have used during his years as a printer. Sun., April 10 at 2pm. Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St. $5, $3 members. Call for reservations.
new york stories magazine Come for an evening of readings selected from New York Stories. Wed., April 13 at 3pm. Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St. Free with paid admission. $5 suggested donation. 212-748-8735.
carl hancock rux Award wining writer and recording artist Carl Hancock Rux will read excerpts from his new novel Asphalt, an impressionistic riff on apocalypse and rebirth. The lyrical performance will be accompanied by an electronic music score performed by Jaco Van Schalkwyk. Event is part of Harlem is... Downtown. Thurs., April 14 at 7pm. 133 Beekman St., enter on Front St. $5.
childs play exhibition For children of all ages, this exhibition showcases toys, dolls and games manufactured from the mid 19th century thru the early 20th century. Highlights include a wooden Brooklyn Bridge from 1881, a metal elephant from Coney Island, wooden and metal firehouses, Erector set vehicles, school books, windup toys and two large doll houses furnished and decorated in 19th century styles. Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St.
311 Church Street, bet. Walker & Lispenard 212-971-2405
jilted film festival The first film festival to feature comedy shorts that have been rejected by at least one other film festival. Founded by Brooklyn actor and filmmaker, Mellini Kantayya. The first 50 guests will receive goodie bags. Tues., April 19. Doors open at 7pm. Free. _____________________________
1 Jay St./67 Hudson St.
klezmer brunch Enjoy a delicious brunch while enjoying Klezmer music featuring the David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble on Sun., April 3 and the Matt Darriu Band on Sun., April 17. 10am - 1pm. $15 adults, $5 kids, $30 families. Call 212-608-0555 to RSVP.
Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton Street 212-385-3650
Montana Join photographer Louise Wheeler for a slide show lecture on Mission Valley and Flatland & Placid Lakes. Tues., April 12 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
Wall Street Rising Downtown Information Center
25 Broad Street 212-425-INFO email@example.com www.downtowninfocenter.org
World Financial Center
Winter Garden, 220 Vesey Street 212-945-0505 www.worldfinancialcenter.com
the julian fleisher show A small, intimate nightclub will be built among the palm trees of the Winter Garden for The Julian Fleisher Show. Enjoy music ranging from American Songbook jazz to pop anthems to rock ballads. Guest starts will also be dropping in. April 14 & 21 at 7:30pm. Free. First come, first served.