River to River Festival
Hudson River Festival Enjoy various musical performances as part of the Hudson River Festival. Free.
Little Anthony and the Imperials - Formed in 1958, this groups first single Tears on My Pillow sold over one million copies. All original members of the band reunited in 1992 and have been performing to sold-out audiences ever since. Wed., Aug. 10 at 7pm. Rockefeller Park.
Jesse Herrero y Sonsublime - This Cuban orchestra performs intricate arrangements with an energetic, robust New York City sound. Wed., Aug. 17 at 7pm. Wagner Park.
Johnny Ray y Salsa Con Clase - Hear one of the most successful bands in salsa. Wed., Aug. 24 at 7pm. Wagner Park.
Seaport Music Festival Enjoy special live music performances. South Street Seaport, Pier 17. 212-SEAPORT. Free.
Tiempo Libre - One of the hottest young Latin bands today, this Miami-based group has become known for their imaginative, high-voltage Latin jazz. Fri., Aug. 5 from 7-9pm.
Devotchka - Hailed as one of the best new bands in America, Devotchka blends indie rock/folk with Southwestern, Eastern European and Middle Eastern influences to create songs of love and loss, hope and dreams. Wed., Aug. 10 from 7-9pm.
Summer Soul Nights Join 98.7 KISS FM as they bring you the best variety of old school and todays R&B. Thurs., Aug. 11 from 7-9pm. Pier 17. Free. 212-SEAPORT.
Summer Stars Series showcases some of todays most exciting talents in classical music. Performance will be followed by a short question and answer session with the artist. Free, tickets required and available at the Schimmel Center box office. Michael Schimmel Center, Pace University, Spruce St. entrance. 212-346-1715.
The Orchestra of St. Lukes Young Composers Workshop - An evening of premieres performed by an ensemble from the orchestra. Mon., Aug. 8 at 7:30pm.
Take Me to the River Check below for upcoming events.
RiverFlicks - Ella Enchanted, Rated PG. Fri., Aug. 5 at 8:30pm. Pier 25.
Sunset on the Hudson - Music by guitar man, David Ippolito. Fri., Aug. 5 from 7-9pm. Pier 45.
MoonDance - Tango Night with Hector Del Curto & Eternal Tango. Sun., Aug. 7 at 6:30pm. Pier 25.
RiverFlicks - Animal House, Rated R. Wed., Aug 10 at 8:30pm. Pier 54.
Several Stories Performance merges modern dance with humorous theater and lots of climbing, twisting and leaping . Thurs., Aug. 11 from 5:30-6:30pm. Wagner Park.
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.
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.
Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents Association
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 Djembe and conga drums, bells, shakers and sticks await you at these sunset drumming circles led by master drummers Mary Knysh and Maguette Camara. Every Friday in August from 6:30-8:30pm. Wagner Park. Free. 212-267-9700.
Felix and All the Cats Enjoy the romance and magic of the big band era as bandleader Felix Endico and his ten-member band play big, brassy sounds that will have everyone on their feet and ready to dance. Sat., Aug. 13 from 6:30 - 8pm. Esplanade Plaza. Free. All ages. 212-267-9700.
Stories for All Ages The fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen are among the most loved stories in the world. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth, master storyteller Diane Wolkstein will entertain listeners in a program called Andersen in Story and Music. Sat., Aug. 13 at 11am. Rector Park West. Free. 212-267-9700.
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.
100 Broadway, 212-964-1988
Cruise Ship Empires A few decades ago, cruising was an industry without a future. Today it is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. In Devils on the Deep Blue Sea, journalist Kristoffer Garin vividly chronicles the industrys rise from obscurity to breathtaking wealth and power. Wed., Aug. 10 at 1pm.
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 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.
South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Streets www.southstseaport.org
Walt Whitman: Poet & Printer Come for a glass of wine and an evening of poetry celebrating 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., Aug. 5 at 7pm. Bowne & Co. Stationers, 211 Water St. $6. 212-748-8786.
Ship & Model Boat Festival Dozens of model builders will display their work on Pier 16 and float their models in the pool-on-the-pier. Simultaneous demonstrations of nautical skills, tours of the square-rigger Wavertree, childrens activities and musical entertainment will take place. Also explore the fleet of historic ships and learn more about model boat making. Sat., Aug. 6 & Sun., Aug. 7 from 1-5pm. Pier 16 at South & Fulton Sts. 212-748-8738.
Walt Whitman Walking Tour Whitman is famous as Brooklyns poet, but he spent many days in Lower Manhattan as well. Join Karen Karbiener as she leads a tour in Whitmans footsteps, from South Street Seaport to the Five Points District. Sun., Aug. 14 from 1-3pm. Meet at the Museum Lobby Entrance, 12 Fulton St. $12/$10 members. Reservations suggested. 212-748-8786.
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry Be refreshed by the gladness of the river as you explore the citys waters aboard the 1885 schooner Pioneer. Enjoy a recitation of Whitmans classic poem, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry as you sail the East River. $35; $30 students/seniors; $25 kids 12 and under. Reservations suggested. 212-748-8786.
Walt Whitman: Poet & Printer Come for a glass of wine and an evening of poetry as author Joshua Beckman shares selections from his writings and 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., Aug. 19 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.
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. Thru Aug. 6.
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.
Museum of Chinese in the Americas
70 Mulberry St., 2nd floor
Experience Chinatown Discover the history and experience the energy of one of New York Citys oldest neighborhoods with a guided walking tour. Get an inside look at what life was like and what it is curently like as guides lead you through historic streets. Tours will be conducted in English. Sat., Aug. 6 & 20 from 1-2:30pm. $12; $8 members; $6 students/seniors; Free for kids 5 and under. Reservations required.
Chinatown Eateries The earliest Chinese eateries in New York catered to the needs of Chinatowns turn-of-the-century bachelor society. Over time, however, the restaurants changed to reflect the neighborhoods immigrant populations and needs. This walking tour will trace the ways in which these eateries have both reflected and shaped the community. Sat., Aug. 13 & 27 from 1-2:30pm. $12; $8 members; $6 students/seniors; Free for kids 5 and under. Reservations required.
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. Continues thru Aug. 11.
Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street 212-425-1778 www.FrauncesTavernMuseum.org
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Main Plaza, Pier 62, 23rd St. and the Hudson River. Noon - 4pm.
Sat., Aug. 6: The Tonemasters
Sun., Aug. 7: Total Remix
Sat., Aug 13: Suzy Schwartz Brazil Jazz
Sun., Aug. 14: Chuck Braman Jazz Group
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 Aug. 5: Scout Niblett, Grizzly Bear, Mike Wexler & La Laque. Aug. 7: The Will, Elizabeth Ziman Group, Brian Bonz, Via Audio & Jaymay. Aug. 8: Fools of Prophecy. Aug 9:RockDrama featuring Lisa Jackson, Justin Tranter & M-LAB. Aug. 11: Need New Body, Pit Er Pat & Summer Jam Band. Aug. 13: Ghorar Deem Express.
Shooting Star Theater
40 Peck Slip at the South Street Seaport 718-852-7773
Forever Foolish A return engagement of the cabaret evening with New Yorks newest diva Anita Brown singing spicy, sexy and serious songs her friends wrote sprinkled with a few chosen words on life, love and happiness. Presented by Montauk Theater Productions in association with RACCA Seaport Salon. Wed., Aug. 17 at 8pm. Thurs., Aug. 25 & Sept. 1 at 8pm. $20.
Broadway and Wall Street 212-602-0747
Free Summer Music Festival The Tedesca Chamber Players will perform Bachs Ricercare, and Brahms String Sextet in B-flat major. Thurs., Aug. 11 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. Thru Sun., Aug. 7. Thurs. - Sun. at 8pm.
279 Church Street at White Street For tickets: 212-279-4488 or www.FringeNYC.org
Tarot Reading: Love, Sex and Mommy Who is one to turn to for advice on sex, love and relationships? In Tarot Reading, Kimberlee Auerbach connects her life to the fateful tarot cards as she relives her hilarious and heartbreaking revelations. Sat. Aug., 13 at 7pm; Sun., Aug. 14 at Noon; Tues., Aug. 16 at 3:45; Fri., Aug. 19 at 7pm; Tues., Aug. 23 at 6:45pm and Sat., Aug. 27 at Noon. $15.
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors A commentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that examines how the fear that terrorism generates can be almost as debilitating as its carnage. Thurs., Aug. 18 at 4:30pm; Fri., Aug. 19 at 11pm; Sat., Aug. 20 at 1:45pm; Mon., Aug. 22 at 7:15pm; Thurs., Aug. 25 at 9:15pm and Sun., Aug. 28 at 4:15pm. $15. Part of the New York International Fringe Festival.
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