Special this Week
CultureFest Celebrate New York Citys cultural community with face painting, puppet shows, arts & crafts, historic reenactments, childrens book readings and more. Sat., Sept. 24 & Sun., Sept. 25 from 11am - 5:30pm. Historic Battery Park. 212-748-8758. Free.
Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents Association
Battery Park City Block Party Enjoy a showcase of the many wonderful aspects of downtown life. A Big Apple Pie Baking contest will be judged by neighborhood police & firefighters. Also enjoy music, games, giveaways, childrens activities and more. Sat., Sept. 17 from 12-5pm. Vesey St. from North End to West St.
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
Go Fish Celebrate National Estuary Day with Arm-of-the-Sea Theatre. Sat., Sept. 17. From 10am - 2pm, join Master Anglers and cast a line for some of the 30-plus species of fish that are known to bite in the Hudson River. Barbless hooks will be used. 12:30-1:30pm, enjoy a performance of At the Turning of the Tide exploring contemporary themes through the ancient traditions of mask and puppet theater. Wagner Park. Free. 212-267-9700.
Art Walking Tour Join art historian Dorothea Basile for a walking tour and conversation about Battery Park Citys 20th century public art collection. Sat., Sept. 17 at 2pm. Meet at The Real World in Rockefeller Park. $5. 212-267-9700.
Bird Watching The Hudson River is a major migration corridor and, in southern Manhattan, it intersects with the Atlantic flyway making BPC a great place for autumn bird watching. Sat., Sept. 17 from 10:30am - Noon; Thurs., Sept. 22 from 9:30-11am; Thurs., Sept. 29 from Noon - 1:30pm. The Pavillions, Wagner Park. Free. Binoculars & field guides available to borrow.
The Language of Flowers Poet Susan Kinsolving will read poetry from her first book Among Flowers with pieces inspired by botanical history, myth, fact and fable. Sun., Sept. 18 at 2pm. Wagner Park. $10, $5 kids. Registration required. 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., Oct 8 and Mon., Oct 10.
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.
Wall Street Walking Tour This tour weaves together the history, events, architecture and people of Lower Manhattan. Sat., Sept. 17 from Noon - 1:30pm. Starts at the front steps of the US Customs House, 1 Bowling Green. Free.
121 Fulton Street 212-791-5014 www.elevationyoga.com
Hip Hop/Street Jazz Lesson with Kordelia every Wednesday from 7:30-8:45pm. $15.
Tone, Stretch & Relax Lesson with Kordelia every Tuesday & Thursday from 1:15-2pm. Bring a towel. $10.
Financial Community Day Festival
Alternating Wall Street & Maiden Lane from South to Water Streets
Street Fair Enjoy local & ethnic foods, art & craft vendors and more. Fri., Sept. 16 & Oct. 21 from 11am - 6pm. Free.
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.
League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway, 6th Floor 917-305-7766
Free Hearing Screenings Every Tues. from 12-2pm and every Thursday from 4-6pm. Call to make an appointment.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council & Joyce Theater
Battery Park, State Street at Pearl
Evening Stars Modern Masters: Merce Cuninghan Dance Co. in Batteryparkevent. Fri., Sept. 16 at 7:30pm. Free. Urban Freestyle Dance Concert: Amateur dance crews. Sat., Sept. 17 at 3pm. Free. Urban Remix: Rennie Harris Puremovement, Momix, Electric Boogaloos, Bill Shannon, Urban Freestyle Dance Award Winner. Sat., Sept. 17 at 7:30pm. Free.
Murry Bergtraum High School
411 Pearl Street 212-217-2900
North River Power Squadron A division of the United States Power Squadrons announces its Fall 2005 schedule including Basic Boating, Piloting and Advanced Piloting. Classes are at 6:30pm every Tuesday beginning Sept. 20. Basic Boating will have 8 sessions plus one exam and Piloting and Advanced Piloting will have 10 sessions each. You may register at the first or second classes. Call the number listed above if you plan to attend.
South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Streets www.southstseaport.org
Free Fridays On the 3rd Friday of every month, the Museum will remain open for extended hours from 6-9pm. During those hours, admission will be free of charge and guests can enjoy special themed arts and cultural events for adults and children. Fri., Sept. 16 from 6-8pm: Print demonstration with Master Printer Robert Warner at Bowne & Co. Stationers.
Walt Whitman: Poet & Printer Join Poets House & South Street Seaport Museum for a glass of wine and an evening of poetry as Lee Ann Brown shares selections from her award-winning writings and the work of celebrated poet Walt Whitman. Have a chance to print a selection of Whitmans work on the type of letterpress Whitman would have used during his years as a printer. Fri., Sept. 16 at 7pm. Bowne & Co. Stationers, 211 Water St. $6. Call for reservations. 212-748-8786.
36th Annual Mayors Cup Race The annual race for schooners and classic yachts gets underway in the Upper Harbor. South Street Seaport Museum and Circle Line will provide a spectator boat that will follow the race round-trip from Battery Park to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The Museums historic schooners, Pioneer and Lettie G. Howard, will both compete. Passengers will board the spectator boat at 11am on Sat., Sept. 17 at Pier 16. Boat departs at 11:30am and returns at 3pm. Event begins at Noon. Passengers may bring a picnic or refreshments will be sold on board. Music and race commentary will be provided. $25. Reservations required. 212-748-8786.
african american life Come for a walking tour of African American Life in Lower Manhattan. The tour connects the African Burial Ground to other historic sites including stations on the Underground Railroad, the former location of New York's slave market, the African Free School and the Colored Sailor's Home. Sat., Sept. 17 from 2-4:30pm. Meet at Museum Lobby Entrance, Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St. $12/$10 members, not including museum admission. Call for reservations or more information. 212-748-8786.
Vijay Seshadri: The Long Meadow Wit and vivacity are poised against the alarming complexities of human experience with poetic sensibility. Poetry reading & book signing. Tues., Sept. 20 at 7pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. $5 suggested donation. 212-748-8735.
Walt Whitman: Lives and Legacies Join David S. Reynolds as he explores Whitmans life and work through the lens of 19th-century American culture. Wed., Sept. 21 at 7pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. $5 suggested donation. 212-748-8735.
Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton St.
Lookin At Brooklyn With photographer and historian Cosmo (Gus) Tacopina. Tues., Sept. 20 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
Iceland View a slideshow lecture of the Land of Fire & Ice with photographers Chuck & Helen Pine. Tues., Sept. 27 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
Wall Street Rising Downtown Information Center
25 Broad Street 212-425-INFO email@example.com www.downtowninfocenter.org
Together We Prepare New York This program will teach some and remind others how to prepare for basic emergencies. Topics include creating an emergency communication plan, assembling a disaster supply kit, basic first aid, evacuation plans and what to do if disaster strikes. Presented by the American Red Cross. Tues., Sept. 20 from 5:45 to 7pm. RSVP to 212-425-INFO or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Precinct Community Council Meeting The Community Council is an open forum that welcomes residents, businesses and all people interested in community and police issues concerning the First Precinct. Wed., Sept. 28 from 6:30-8pm. www.firstprecinct.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
The Art of 9/11 Nine artistic responses to the 9/11 attacks will be displayed as individual acts of piety to show how art actually embodies grief and how it serves with religion and philosophy. Continues thru Oct. 15. Curator talk with Arthur Danto on Wed., Sept. 21 at 6:30pm.
35 N. Moore Street
Sites Works by Babette Herschberger. Tea Sun., Sept. 18 from 1-5pm. Continues thru Oct. 17.
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 currently like as guides lead you through historic streets. Tours will be conducted in English. Sat., Sept. 17 from 1-2:30pm. $12; $8 members; $6 students/seniors; Free for kids 5 and under. Reservations required. 212-619-4785.
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., Sept. 24 from 1-2:30pm. $12; $8 members; $6 students/seniors; Free for kids 5 and under. Reservations required. 212-619-4785.
Archivist of the Yellow Peril A seminal collection of Americana that both demonizes and humanizes the Asian American community. Thru Dec. 31.
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
18 Jay Street
Zhou Xiao Hu: Solo Show Continues thru Nov. 12.
Franklin 54 Gallery
54-56 Franklin Street, lower level 212-732-0009
Group Show of Gallery Artists Diverse pieces including paintings, mixed media/collage, sculptural boxes, photography, mosaics and drawings ranging from abstract to traditional will be on view. Continues thru Sept. 28th.
Gallery Viet Nam
345 Greenwich St. 212-431-8889
Walls & Conversations Paintings reflect the people of Viet Nam - their past, present and visions into the future.
59 Franklin Street 212-226-6762
Negativlandland Exhibit poses questions about the nature of perception, media control, ownership and propaganda. Continues thru Oct. 22.
90 W. Broadway at Chambers 212-732-6196
Vieques Horses An exhibition of new photographs by David Krueger featuring the wild horses of Vieques, Puerto Rico. Thru Oct. 28.
Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green 212-514-3700 www.americanindian.si.edu
gallery discussion Every Mon. - Fri. come for an informal gallery discussion with one of the museums cultural interpreters. Rotunda, 2nd floor. 2pm.
Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place 646-437-4339 www.mjhnyc.org
Bearing Witness Claude Lanzmanns groundbreaking epic Shoah revolutionized the way in which filmmakers presented the Holocaust on screen. Join Lanzmann and CUNY professor Stuart Liebman for a series of exclusive screenings and discussions. Sun., Sept. 18 at 1pm: Shoah, Part 1. Wed., Sept. 21 at 6pm: Pourqoui Israel. Sun., Sept. 25 at 1pm: Shoah, Part 2. $10, $7 seniors, $5 members/students.
32 Thompson Street, ground floor, bet. Broome & Grand 212-334-3486
Transatlantic: London - New York View meticulously printed photographs of iconographic images that embody London and New York by John Whapham. Continues thru Sept. 23.
9-11 Maiden Lane, bet. Broadway &
Caricatures By Howard Schwartz. Thru Oct. 21. www.HowardSchwartzart.com.
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.
The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place 212-945-6324 www.skyscraper.org
Favorites 100 experts pick their top 10 New York Towers. Number 1 is the Chrysler Building. Admission $5, $2.50 students & seniors.
Synagogue for the Arts
49 White Street 212-966-7141
Exploring Hidden Meanings The Transformative Sculptures of Renata Stein will be on display exploring the provocative nature of the Bibles hidden messages as well as its evocation of transcendental possibility. Continues thru Oct. 30.
Tribeca Gallery Association
second wednesday nights The galleries of the Tribeca Gallery Association will offer an open gallery night on Wed., Oct. 12 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
Homeland Security Garden A public art installation by Korean-born conceptual artist Chang-Jin Lee investigating the complex issues of safety, security and personal freedom in the post 9/11 world. For most of the year, the artist has worked with 200 participants who have donated mundane items relating to their personal notion of safety. Artworks have been created from the objects and will be displayed on pedestals arranged like a 19th-century garden maze. Winter Garden.
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., Sept. 17: Twist of Fate
Sun., Sept. 18: Joe Taino
Sat., Sept. 24: Tonemasters
Sun., Sept. 25: Total Remix
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 www.knittingfactory.com 212-219-3006
Upcoming Shows Sept. 16: The Gossip, The Makers, The Numbers, Everyothers & Slumber Party. Sept. 17: CMJ Presents: Team Love Showcase Tilly & the Wall, David Dondero, Craig Wedren, Willy Mason, Neva Dinova & Mars Black. Sept. 20: Q and Not U. Sept. 21: Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes & Criteria. Sept. 22: The Ides, No Luck Club & Jinny Kim.
Synagogue for the Arts
TribecArts, 49 White Street, 3 blocks south of Canal INFO@synagogueforthearts.org 212-966-7141
Transformations Constructions and assemblages by Renata Stein. Thru Oct. 30.
The Goldberg Variations Distinguished pianist Bernard Rose will perform Johann Sebastian Bachs Goldberg Variations. Thurs., Sept. 22 at 8pm. $20, $15 students & seniors. Proceeds to benefit TribecArts, a not for profit organization to support music and fine arts in lower Manhattan. Reception will follow.
Chambers St. & Greenwich St.
Twelfth Night: Illyrium Delirium Illyria is a world of excess and unquenchable longings where the faint strain of a familiar melody or sting of an insult can push people past the bounds of reason. Fri., Sept. 16 at 6pm. Free, donations welcome.
Shooting Star Theater
40 Peck Slip at the South Street Seaport 718-852-7773
Linda Means to Wait Back by popular demand. Written by and starring Linda Sithole. As Linda waits for startling news, she relives her childhood as a South African immigrant determined to fit in on Pill Hill, Chicago. Presented by RACCA Seaport Salon in association with Montauk Theatre Productions. Sun., Sept. 18 at 5pm. $20. Free if your name is Linda. 917-239-6690.
Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street www.tribecapac.org
Moscow Cats Theatre Features non-stop action by a troop of talented felines performing original and astounding acrobatic feats, integrated into a unique, non-verbal, colorful and fun-filled family show for all ages. Thru Oct. 30. Fri. at 8pm; Sat. & Sun. at 12 & 3pm. $47.50.
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