River to River Festival
Pirate: Capture the Island Leading artists, musicians, performers and filmmakers take over New Yorks newest outdoor public space. Sat., July 16 & Sun., July 17 from 3-11pm. Governors Island. www.lmcc.net/pirate.
M. Ward The combination of witty storytelling, soulful vocals and impressive arrangements featuring folk and blues guitar. Thurs., July 21 at 7pm. Castle Clinton, Battery Park. Free, tickets will be distributed 2 per person outside Castle Clinton on a first-come first-served basis starting at 5pm on the day of the show. 212-835-2789.
Summer Soul Nights Join Brass Construction and 98.7 KISS FM for a funky soul party on Pier 17. Thurs., July 21 from 7-9pm. Free. 212-SEAPORT.
Seaport Music Festival Enjoy special live music performances. South Street Seaport, Pier 17. 212-SEAPORT. Free.
Beat Goes On - Featuring Songs of New York performed by some of the best singers on the New York scene today. Fri., July 15 from 7-9pm.
Northern State - Formed in New York City, the group is both feminist and fun, a cry to anyone who knows that hip-hop can change, if not the world, then at least your place in it. Wed., July 20 from 7-9pm.
Rodney Crowell - With countless numbers of hit songs such as Ashes by Now and I Couldnt Leave You if I Tried, Texas legend Rodney Crowell comes to New York for a special performance. Fri., July 22 from 7-9pm.
The Hudson River Festival Enjoy various musical performances as part of the Hudson River Festival. Free.
Tinariwen - Having met at a rebel training camp in Libya, the members of the group decided to trade in their guns for guitars to play songs of resistance. Tues., July 19 at 7pm. World Financial Center Plaza.
Regina Carter - This jazz violinist combines profound compositional and improvisational gifts with a fresh approach to her instrument. Wed., July 20 at 7pm. Rockefeller Park.
Michael Hill Blues Mob - Contemporary blues characterized by passionate singing and eloquent stories filled with energy, romance and humor. Thurs., July 21 from 7-8:30pm. Wagner Park. 212-267-9700.
The Waifs & Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Australian trio, The Waifs deliver their music with an energy that displays enjoyment, passion and love. Jimmie Dale Gilmore sings songs that reflect both his philosophical interests and his down-home nature. Tues., July 26 at 7pm. World Financial Center Plaza.
The Fiery Furnaces - The band creates intricately composed mini-operas with a sense of carelessness and spontaneity. Wed., July 27 at 7pm. Rockefeller Park.
Scott Ainslie - He brings the African and American roots, history and soul of his music alive with a mesmerizing mix of abandon, care and intimacy. Thurs., July 28 at 7pm. Wagner Park. 212-267-9700.
Summer Stars Series showcases some of todays most exciting talents in classical music. Free, tickets required and available at the Schimmel Center box office. Michael Schimmel Center, Pace University, Spruce St. entrance. 212-346-1715.
Caitlin Tully & Robert Koenig - Enjoy a violin performance by 17-year-old Caitlin Tully. Robert Koenig plays the piano. Mon., July 18 at 7:30pm.
Svet Stoyanov - The concert will feature the marimba, vibraphone and a large selection of drums. Mon., July 25 at 7:30pm.
Peripheral City Guides in orange construction jumpsuits will lead you on an urban expedition that will carve a distinct path across the Lower Manhattan Financial district. These walking performance tours reveal personal stories, unusual historical facts and public art along the route. Thurs., Aug. 11 & 18 at 12, 1 & 2pm. RSVP by calling 212-615-6797.
REEL Calls forth ideas of dominance which are inherently bricked into the architecture of the old US Customs House Rotunda. Fri. & Sat., July 15 & 16 at 2pm. Additional Thurs. performances at 6:30pm. Rotunda of the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green.
Vanilla Boxing An industry term building contractors use to describe finishing raw spaces with simple dry wall, patching, sanding and white wash paint. This work features artists participating as part of the Swing Space program, which puts art and culture in temporarily empty businesses. Thru Aug. 12. 15 Nassau St.
Accidental Records An interactive video installation using sensor technology and custom algorithms to process video of passers-by in real time so that the audience becomes the subject of the work. Thru July 15. 45 John St.
Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents Association
Parents Network Meeting Tues., July 19 from 10:30am - Noon. Community Room on W. Thames St. 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.
Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Sunset Jam on the Hudson Every Friday in July and August from 6:30-8:30pm. Wagner Park.
Music & Family Dancing The Doc Marshalls, known for their wildly energetic shows, create their own unique Louisiana groove with original compositions. Sat., July 16 from 6:30 - 8pm. Esplanade Plaza. No experience or partner necessary. All ages. 212-267-9700.
Public Art Tours Take a tour thru Wagner and Rockefeller Parks with art historian Dorothea Basile learning about the 20th century public art collection located in pivotal spots where park, street and river converge. Sun., July 17 at 2pm, meet at Tony Craggs Resonating Bodies, Wagner Park. $5.
July Hudson River Swims Not too long ago the Hudson River was considered a dead river. Today it is vibrantly alive attracting fish, birds, shellfish, turtles, dolphins and other creatures. In July, the rivers 200 species of fish make room for humans for the Hudson River Swims.
Race for the River - 2.4 miles. Begins at Pier 62, Hudson River Park at W. 23rd St. Ends at North Cove. Sat., July 16 at 11:30am. Min. age is 15. Previous winning time was 36:03.
Cove-to-Cove Swim - 0.5 mile sprint. Starts at South Cove. Ends at North Cove. Sat., July 16 at 2:15pm. Min. age is 15. Previous winning time was 07:11.
Park to Park One-Miler - 1 mile. Starts at South Cove. Ends at Pier 26, Downtown Boathouse, at Hubert St. Sun., July 31 at 3:45pm. Min. age is 15. Previous winning time was 22:21.
Weekly programs Special adult programming for the summer months will be offered thru Oct. 31. Check here weekly for upcoming events. Groups do not meet on Sat., Sept 3 & Oct 8 and Mon., Sept 5 & Oct 10. This year, some of the programs have a $5 fee per participant. Multiple-use cards for individual use or to share with family and friends are available for $50 good for 11 pre-paid programs, in any combination. Cards can be purchased at most programs and events, online at www.bpcparks.org or at the BPCPCs office Mon. - Fri. from 8am - 5 pm.
Lunch Hour Backgammon & Chess - Take a break from work and enjoy these lunchtime strategy games with the guidance of Chess Master Alex Rasic and backgammon aficionado Andy Rubien. Mon. & Tues. from Noon - 1:30pm. Upper Room, access Albany St.
Womens Basketball - Join other women for basketball. Referee and balls provided. Mon. from 6-7:30pm. Rockefeller Park, access Chambers St.
Elements of Nature Drawing - In the gardens of Wagner Park, participants create works of art in a variety of media. Wed. from 11:30am - 1:30pm. Wagner Park, access Battery Place. $5 per class. Materials provided.
Figure Al Fresco - A traditional figure drawing class for beginners and advanced students. Wed. from 3-5pm. South Cove, access W. Thames St. $5 per class. Materials provided.
Volleyball After Work - Join other adults for volleyball. Scorekeeper and balls provided. No experience necessary. Wed. from 6-7:30pm. Esplanade Plaza.
Tai Chi - Learn the ancient Chinese martial art with master Alex Hing. No experience necessary. Thurs. from 4-5pm. Also Fri. from 8:30-9:30am. $5 per class. Rockefeller Park, access Chambers St.
Drawing in the Park - Students work in pencil, charcoal, watercolor and pastel exploring subjects ranging from flowers to the City skyline. Instruction is provided by Louise Johnson and Larry Dobens. Sat. from 10:30am - Noon. South Cove, access W. Thames St. $5 per class. Materials provided. Group does not meet in August.
Fitness on Ice A free skating event that will teach participants how to incorporate ice skating into a regular workout routine. 30-minute clinics at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm on Sun., July 17. Admission to the general skating session is also free. Skate rental is $5. Pier 61, 23rd St. & the Hudson River. 212-336-6100.
The schooner adirondack The Adirondack I will be open to the public for two-hour sailing excursions to the Statue of Liberty and back thru Oct. 31 at 3:30, 6 and 8:30pm. $35 daytime departures; $45 sunset and city light departures. Passengers are welcome to bring a picnic. Champagne, wine and beer included on evening sails. West 23rd St. & the Hudson River, Pier 62.
The Hallmark of Battery Park City Retirement Community
455 North End Avenue
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
LMCC/Workspace, 120 Broadway email@example.com
Artist Residency Program Applications are currently being accepted for the LMCC artist residency program beginning Nov. 28, 2005 and concluding May 15, 2006. Emerging and mid-career artists working in all disciplines are eligible to apply. Information session is Mon., July 25 from 6-7:30pm on the 8th floor. Visit www.lmcc.net/Residencies/120 Broadway/120Broadway_Open_Call.html. RSVP required.
19 Rector Street 646-435-8264 www.hurrydate.com
HurryDate Want to meet someone quick? HurryDate is the newest dating phenomenon and offers lots of real live dates all in one fun night out. An event for Jewish men and women between the ages of 25-35 will take place on Wed., July 20. Doors open at 7pm. HurryDating starts at 7:30pm. $37, includes drink specials. RSVP by phone or online.
South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Streets www.southstseaport.org
Music of the Sea From California, Dick and Carol Holdstock perform a wide variety of maritime songs including many associated with the California Gold Rush. Tues., July 19 at 6:30pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. $5 adults, $2 kids. 212-748-8735.
Walt Whitman: Poet & Printer Come for a glass of wine and an evening of poetry as Timothy Donnelly, author of Twenty-seven Props for a Production of Eine Lebenszeit, shares selections from his writings and from the work of celebrated American poet Walt Whitman. Guests can print a selection of Whitmans work on the type of letterpress Whitman used during his years as a printer. Fri., July 22 at 7pm. Bowne & Co. Stationers, 211 Water St. $6. 212-748-8786.
Unique Historic Adventure
City Hall Park, Broadway & Chambers St, Southeast corner 212-685-6150 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Heart of Tribeca Admire historic and outstanding architecture. Explore a wide range of 19th century ironwork and unusual artifacts. Learn what artifacts have vanished over time. Sun., Aug. 7 at Noon. $20.
Wall Street Rising Downtown Information Center
25 Broad Street 212-425-INFO email@example.com www.downtowninfocenter.org
Harlem Is... Exhibit View an exhibit celebrating the rich history and culture of Harlem. Created by Community Works with the LMCC and the Harlem Arts Alliance. Thru Sept. 30. Open Mon. - Fri. from 11am - 7pm.
132 Perry Street www. yamunastudio.com 212-633-2143
Free Dancers Workshop Yamuna Body Rolling helps heal and prevent injuries. With small balls specially designed by Yamuna Zake, you can roll out every muscle group and free your bodys restrictions. You will elongate your individual muscles, increase your flexibility and help keep your body properly aligned. Workshop is offered the third Saturday of the month to professional dancers from 4-6pm. Please RSVP the Friday before and present proper identification.
3-Legged Dog Media & Theater Group
45 John Street
Workspace Projects 2005 Artists in the series explore the potential of digital video and surround sound. Continues thru Aug. 1. Free.
291 Church Street 212-431-5270 www.apexart.org
Philosophical Toys Exhibit features historical and contemporary works inspired by Friedrich Froebel, the inventor of kindergarten. The works prove that if combined with visual and material pleasure, learning even the most abstract thought can be made into childs play. Works are by Friedrich Froebel, Jeannine Mosely and Shea Zellweger. Curated by Sina Najafi. Continues thru July 30.
Cheryl Hazan Gallery
35 North Moore Street 212-343-8964
Rhythms of A Walk in the Park View works by artist Beatricia Sagar. Continues thru July 15.
Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts
13 Jay Street 212-925-9424 www.cherylpelavin.com
Summer Art Exhibition A group show of works by Brian Pilliod, Cordy Ryman and Alex Yudzon offers mystery, play, complex psychological structure and fresh vision. Thru Fri., Aug. 5.
Contemporary Art Gallery
149 Reade Street, bet. Greenwich and Hudson Sts. 646-327-4004
Art by Gurdeep Singh This up and coming Indian artist will present his first solo show in the US featuring vibrantly colored abstract canvases. Thru Sun., July 24.
176 Franklin Street, bet. Greenwich & Hudson Streets.
Animal Tales The summer group exhibition featuring paintings, drawings and photographs of mans contemporary relationships with animals. Thru Sept 2.
The Educational Alliance
Ernest Rubenstein Gallery, 197 E. Broadway, bet Jefferson & Clinton Streets 212-780-2300 x 378 or 428
Paintings by Elias Newman View oil paintings, encaustic panels and watercolors painted between 1950 and 1980 in New England. Opening reception is Wed., July 12 from 5-7pm. Continues thru Aug. 11.
Museum of American Financial History
survival of the fittest Exhibit will trace the history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from 1896 to the present. Thru July 30. Free with $2 museum admission.
making money Exhibition on bank note engraving and the fight against counterfeiting. Thru July 30. Free with $2 museum admission.
Franklin 54 Gallery
54-56 Franklin Street, lower level 212-732-0009 www.artnet.com/franklin54.html
Leendert Van Der Pool Self-taught artist Leendert Van Der Pool will have pastel and oil paintings on display that are representational and full of mystery and intrigue. Topics include Ellis Island, windows and doors, Paris and maritime drawings. Continues thru July 30.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street 212-425-1778 www.FrauncesTavernMuseum.org
Salve Nation Dr. Alfred W. Blumrosen, Professor of Law Emeritus at Rutgers, presents a reinterpretation of the role that slavery played in the founding of the republic, from the Declaration of Independence and the Revolution thru the creation of the Constitution. Thurs., July 21 at 6:30pm. $6, includes museum admission and refreshments.
heroes Looks at just a few of the many people from diverse backgrounds who joined together to win America's independence. Paintings on exhibit include Henry Hintermeisters The Drill Master, John Ward Dunsmore's The Message from Lexington, and Dennis Mallone Carter's Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth. Adeline Moses Loeb Gallery. Ongoing.
59 Franklin Street 212-226-6762 www.giganticartspace.com
Your Sky A group exhibition of work by Australian artists commenting on a variety of concerns through means of mapping. Continues thru July 29.
Former Military Base For more than 200 years, Governors Island was off-limits serving as an American military base from 1800 to 1997. Today, visitors can explore the Governors Island National Historic Landmark District, featuring fortifications, arsenal buildings and residences dating back to the early 1800s. For ferry tickets, pricing and hours, visit www.govisland.com or www.nps.gov/gois or call 212-440-2202. Thru Sept. 3. Weekday Historic District Tours are available Tues. - Fri.
Set and Drift Art installations, radio transmissions and video projections set among the forts, mess halls and officers housing on the island. Opening celebration Sat., July 16 with film and music. Continues thru Aug. 13. Presented by the LMCC.
Oral History and Photography Until recently, Governors Island was the largest Coast Guard installation in the world housing some 5,000 service personnel and their families. Photographer and journalist, Donna L. Clovis was one of those children with a 13 year history on the island. Her photographs along with excerpts from oral histories of residents capture the history of a community that once flourished.
Hal Bromm Gallery
90 W. Broadway at Chambers, 2nd floor 212-732-6196
Wild Vieques Horses View 50 small scale color and duotone prints of the wild horses of Vieques, Puerto Rico by photographer David Krueger. The works celebrate the wild horses raw beauty and continued existence on an island where they are considered an invasive species. Continues thru July 30.
Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green 212-514-3700 www.americanindian.si.edu
Spiderwoman Theater Retrospective A retrospective of the longest running womens theater company in North America. Original video pieces of sections from signature works, personal video interviews, archival and performance video footage, photos and memorabilia will be included in the exhibition. Thru Sept. 5.
gallery discussion Every Mon. - Fri. come for an informal gallery discussion with one of the museums cultural interpreters. Rotunda, 2nd floor. 2pm.
George Catlin and His indian gallery George Catlins celebrated depictions of the Native peoples of the American Plains will be on view including more than 100 portraits, landscapes and scenes of tribal life. Thru Sept. 5.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place 646-437-4200 www.mjhnyc.org
Ours to fight for: American Jews in WWII Exhibit explores the roles of Jewish men and women who were part of the American war effort in Europe, the Pacific and at home. WWII veterans are honored through video testimony, artifacts, letters and photographs. Thru Jan. 1, 2006.
new york: city of refuge In celebration of 350 years of Jewish life in North America, the museum chronicles three distinct periods of Jewish immigration to New York: the years immediately following the Second World War, the Cold War era and the present day. Thru Nov. 27.
kippur: three weeks in october Photographs by journalist Uri Dan, a member of Ariel Sharons command staff during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, show how Reserve Armored Division 143 helped absorb the attack on the Egyptian front and then went on to cross the Suez Canal in a series of costly battles. Photos are accompanied by quotes from the soldiers. Thru Oct. 16.
153 Hudson Street 212-334-7813 www.latincollector.com
carmen herrera Five Decades of Painting will be on display. Continues thru July 31.
275 Church Street, 3rd Floor (between Franklin & White Sts.) 212-925-8270
Dream House: Seven + Eight Years Of Sound And Light Composer La Monte Young and visual artist Marian Zazeela produce a collaborative sound and light environment utilizing concepts of structural symmetry. Thursdays and Saturdays from 2pm until midnight. $4 contribution.
New York Downtown Hospital
170 Williams Street http://bei-jing.tripod.com
The Stillness of Nature A special photography exhibit featuring works by Dr. Rex H. Wu. Proceeds from sold artwork will benefit the Outpatient Department. Thru Sept. 22. Hospital Main Lobby.
239 Centre St., bet. Broome and Grand Sts.
Independent Movie Posters A special exhibit at Posteritati will feature many of the posters reproduced in the recently released book, The Independent Movie Poster Book by Spencer Drate and Judith Salavetz, representing the independent movie explosion that began in the 1980s. Thru July 17.
art on the plaza Creative Time will present a 9-ton camouflage curtain entitled Look and See by Jim Hodges. The piece will fuse reflections of viewers with the opposing landscape raising questions about identity and nature. Thru Oct. 30.
Soho Photo Gallery
15 White Street 212-226-8571 www.sohophoto.com
July Shows Three winners of Soho Photos 10th Annual National Photographic Competition as well as 26 other entries that were selected by juror Richard B. Woodward will be on display. Works are in color, both traditional and digital, and black and white. The members summer group show is entitled Bestiary and features photographers interpretations of beasts, either real or imagined, and incorporates text. Continues thru August 6.
Sunshine Factory Cafe and Gallery
11 Essex Street 212-420-7240
A Cast of Characters View a vibrant selection of comic and comic-inspired artwork by twenty contemporary artists who use comic imagery to depict a diverse array of real and imaginary characters. Continues thru Sept. 5. A reception will be held on Thurs., July 21 from 6-8pm.
Tribeca Gallery Association
second wednesday nights The galleries of the Tribeca Gallery Association will offer an open gallery night on Wed., Aug. 10 from 6-8pm. Participating galleries include: Art in General, 79 Walker St; Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts,13 Jay St; DFN Gallery, 176 Franklin St; Franklin 54 Gallery, 54-56 Franklin St; Gigantic Art Space, 59 Franklin St; Latin Collector, 153 Hudson St; MELA Foundation, 275 Church St; and Paul Sharpe Contemporary Art, 86 Walker St.
The World Financial Center
Time Translations Video artist Nell Breyer will project beautiful, momentary drawings on the walls of the southern pedestrian bridge at Liberty Street in The World Financial Center. Images will be composed of live video footage of passers-by juxtaposed with pedestrian movement recorded seconds, minutes or days before. Thru Sept. 30. Southern pedestrian bridge at Liberty St.
Volunteers for Art Project Korean-born conceptual artist Chang-Jin Lee offers a free 30-minute workshop inviting the public to participate in the creation of his public art project Homeland Security Garden. Safety kits consisting of personal items donated by participants and organized by the artist in Plexiglas boxes will be displayed in Aug. in the Winter Garden. Workshops are Wed. - Fri. thru July 15 at 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30pm. Courtyard Gallery, 220 Vesey St, level above the food court between Three and Four World Financial Center. RSVP by calling 212-417-7237.
100 Broadway 212-964-1988
Steven Page Performs Join Barenaked Ladies front man, Steven Page, for a special performance and CD signing of his solo release The Vanity Project. Mon., Aug. 1 at Noon.
Main Plaza, Pier 62, 23rd Street and the Hudson River
Music at the piers Free outdoor summer concert series every weekend thru the end of September. Local bands ranging in style from jazz and blues to country and Latin will perform. Sat., July 16: The Tonemasters. Sun., July 17: Joe Taino. Noon - 4pm.
134 Reade Street 212-941-9401
jazz brunch Join The Tony DiGregorio Trio as they perform original compositions and the music of Duke, Django, Monk, Mulligan and more. No Cover. No Minimum. Every Sunday from 1- 4pm.
live jazz The jazz group Rifftide, with Bryant DuPre and Roman Ivanoff, performs each Monday from 7 -10 pm. No cover.
Knitting Factory NYC
74 leonard st
Upcoming Shows July 16: Cyro Baptista & Beat the Donkey. July 20: Maria Taylor. July 21: Neva Dinova.
Shooting Star Theater
40 Peck Slip at the South Street Seaport 917-239-6690
RACCAs Seaport Salon offers a delightful experience at the Seaport where guests can gaze out at the Brooklyn Bridge while enjoying seafood at a nearby cafe before an evening of theater at the cozy Shooting Star Theater. Check below for upcoming shows.
Broadway and Wall Street 212-602-0747
Free Summer Music Festival The Bach Players , New Yorks premiere Bach ensemble, will join forces with Bach Vespers in a performance of various Johann Sebastian Bach selections. Thurs., July 21 at 1pm.
380 Broadway, north of White Street Tickets available thru SmartTix 212-868-4444 or www.smarttix.com
Busted Jesus Comix When 19 year old Marco created a comic book, the community leaders of Tallahassee, Florida took him to court for obscenity and won. Now Marco is a convicted felon and is banned by law from drawing for three years. Busted Jesus Comix is loosely based on this shocking case. Sat., July 16 - Sun., Aug. 7. Thurs. - Sun. at 8pm. Also Wed., Aug. 3 at 8pm.
The Flea Theater
41 White Street 212-226-2407 www.theflea.org For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit
Screen Play Set before the election of 2015, the play envisions a future ruled by a conservative religious majority. The economy is sagging, wars are raging and culture is in decay. Many Americans have begun to flee to Canada and Mexico as the government struggles to stop pandemic emigration. Thru July 30. $20.
Boococks House of Baseball Dismayed over todays government for the few at the expense of many, Paul Boocock turns to baseball for guidance as the final frontier of democracy where the rules still apply to all participants. Thru July 23, Thurs. - Sat. at 9pm. $15.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street 212-425-1778 www.FrauncesTavernMuseum.org
1776 Enjoy the revival of the musical 1776 as it follows John Adams, Ben Franklin and Thomas Jefferson as they attempt to convince the members of Congress to vote for independence from the British monarchy by signing the Declaration of Independence. Also enjoy a 3 course dinner in the same building where much of the revolution was planned. Fri. & Sat., July 15, 16, 22 and 23. Dinner at 6:30pm and show at 8pm. $75, drinks, tax, tip not included. 212-968-1776.
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