Volume 18 • Issue 33 | Dec. 30 - Jan. 6, 2005


The Listings

Events


Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents’ Association
www.bpcnpa.com

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.
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Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
Community Center at Stuyvesant High School , 345 Chambers Street • 636-358-6880/212-267-9700

Adult Programs Resolve now to be fit this winter and take part in a winter adult program.

YOGA, 10 Wednesdays starting Jan. 11 from 7:15-8:15pm; $75 members, $150 non-members.

TAI CHI, 10 Thursdays starting Jan. 12 from 7:15 - 8:15pm; $75 members, $150 non-members.

DANCE AEROBICS, 8 Saturdays starting Jan. 7 from 3-4pm; $70 members $120 non-members.

3-ON-3 WINTER BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT for adults 18 years and older, Jan. 7 - Feb. 26; Fridays from 7-9pm, Saturdays from 5-7pm & Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm; $100 members, $150 non-members.

COMMUNITY CPR, 2-session course, Fri. & Sat., Jan. 13 from 7:15-9:15pm & Jan. 14 from 1:15-6:15pm; $60 members, $80 non-members; Participants learn to recognize and treat breathing and cardiac emergencies.

SWIM LESSONS, For beginners and intermediate level swimmers, 10 sessions starting Sat., Jan. 14 from 3-7pm also 10 sessions starting Sun., Jan. 15 from 1:30-6:45pm; $125 members, $175 non-members. Private and Semi-private swim lessons also available.

MASTER SWIM PROGRAM, For adults 18 years and older; 10 Saturdays starting Jan. 14 from 7-8pm also 10 Tuesdays starting Jan. 17 from 8-9pm; $150 members, $175 non-members.
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Merchants NY Cafe
90 Washington Street at Rector • 212-363-6000

New European Bistro Enjoy gourmet food with French and Italian influences near a comfy wood burning oven. Downtown residents who mention the Downtown Express will receive a complimentary beverage in December and January.
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Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce St. • 212-989-2020

Internships Currently available in a variety of areas including production, set design, costume design, management and marketing. Internships are non-paid, school credit if it applies. To apply for an internship, contact the Internship Coordinator by sending a cover letter (detailing schedule and three goals that you would like to achieve at Cherry Lane) and resume. Mail to Internship Coordinator, Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street, New York, NY 10014 .
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Church Street School of Music and Art
74 Warren St. • 212-571-7290

Drama Workshop Free workshops will be lead by a group of experienced drama therapists and professional artists. Groups available for ages 7-11, 12-15, as well as adults. Continues thru May. Free.
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Educational Alliance Art School
197 E. Broadway, bet. Jefferson & Clinton Sts.

Free Art Workshops Sat., Jan 7. Photo-Grams from 11:30am to 1:30 pm & 2:30pm to 4:30pm; Ceramics as Sculpture from 11:30 to 1:30pm; The Creative Power of Drawing from 12-1:30pm and Getting Stoned: The Tao of Sculpting from 2:30-4:30pm. EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE Art School, 197 East Broadway. Call to register. 212-780-2300, ext. 378. Suggested Donation of $10 for each class to cover supplies. Find out about upcoming classes at an Open House, Jan. 11 from 5:30-7:30pm. Register for a class and get a $20 discount.
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Elevation Yoga
121 Fulton Street • 212-791-5014 • www.elevationyoga.com

Hip Hop/Street Jazz Lesson with Kordelia every Wednesday from 7:30-8:45pm. $15.

Stretch & Relax Lesson with Kordelia every Tuesday & Thursday from 1:15-2pm. Bring a towel. $10.
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Franklin Station Cafe
222 West Broadway, Corner of W. Broadway & Franklin Street • 212-274-8525 • www.franklinstationcafe.com

New Years Eve Dinner Enjoy a 6-course prix-fixe dinner including appetizer, soup, salad, entree, cheese platter, dessert and coffee plus a free midnight champagne toast. There will be live Flamenco dancers and music. Sat., Dec. 31 at 8pm, 9pm & 10pm. $75 per person. Reservations with deposit currently being accepted.
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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.
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Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place

Judgment Days Join author Nick Kotz for a discussion of “Lyndon B. Johnson, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Laws That Changed America” as the museum continues its annual tradition of celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a fascinating look at the relationship between King and President Johnson. Opposites in almost every way, suspicious of each other at first, Johnson and King were thrust together in the aftermath of John F. Kennedy's assassination and later led the entire nation toward the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Mon., Jan. 16 at 2:30pm.

Looking Back, Facing Forward, Join author Roya Hakakian as she discusses her book "Journey from the Land of No." The book traces the author’s life from her coming of age during the Iranian revolution to her immigration to America in 1985. The book provides a fascinating window into the life of a woman in an Islamic society. Wed., Jan 25 at 7pm.
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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.
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September Space Lower Manhattan
11 Broadway, near Bowling Green, 11th floor • RSVP, contact Alex de Jong or Laura Horowitz at 646-289-3098

Health and Wellness Events The neighborhood’s first community center designed to serve those affected by 9/11 and evacuees from the recent Gulf hurricanes. Programs are open to those affected by 9/11 or experiencing the reconstruction process of lower Manhattan, and to the Gulf Coast residents who have relocated to the New York Metro area because of the recent hurricanes.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Thru January - “Through Loss to Light,” 12-5pm, Mon. - Fri., Artist Melissa J. Reed exhibits her 9/11 related paintings.

Jan. 9 - Classical Chinese Acupuncture (Appointment Required) at 5:15, 6:30 and 7:45pm. Experience the magnificent healing power of ear acupuncture with the Swedish Institute.
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South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Streets • www.southstseaport.org

Science Fiction Book Talk Come for the monthly New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series event. Tues., Jan. 3 at 7 pm. $5 suggested donation. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman. 212-748-8735.

Book Talk Paul Clancy presents “Ironclad: The Epic Battle, Calamitous Loss, and Historic Recovery of the USS Monitor.” When the USS Monitor was launched in Brooklyn in 1862, few guessed that the small iron ship would help save the union. When the legendary vessel sunk in the Atlantic depths during a winter storm, it appeared lost forever. Come as journalist Paul Clancy shares the history of the remarkable Monitor. Book signing. Thurs., Jan. 12 at 7 pm. $5 suggested donation. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet. Fulton & Beekman. 212-748-8735.

Torchlight Tour Step back in time with a sneak peek of the museum’s spectacular renovation of historic Schermerhorn Row. Take a guided tour of the building and get a behind the scenes look at areas not yet open to the public, including original rooms from the Fulton Ferry Hotel made famous in Joseph Mitchell’s “Up in the Old Hotel.” Wed., Jan. 18 at 6pm. $10, $8 members. Reservations suggested. 12 Fulton St., bet. Front & South Sts. 212-748-8786.

Free Fridays Come for a free evening of arts and cultural programs on the third Friday of every month. Visit museum galleries during special extended hours from close until 9 pm. Fri., Jan. 20 from 5-9pm: Explore the lives of sailors and learn how they spent the hours at sea with music and fine craftsmanship. From 5 – 9pm, visit the exhibitions, including Soundings: Treasures from the Collection of South Street Seaport Museum. From 6 – 9pm: Family Fun - One Scratch at a Time - Come learn about the ancient seafarer’s art of carving intricate line drawings into whale ivory. Create your own kid-friendly scrimshaw art piece to take home. At 7pm, The New York Packet performs chanteys and other traditional music of the sea and ports. At 8pm, museum educators lead a guided tour of Soundings, explaining the history behind the sailor valentines and scrimshaw tokens that sailors brought home to the women they loved. Schermerhorn Row.
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Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton St. • 212-385-3650

Shooting for the New York Sun Join Konrad Fiedler, Photography Editor for The New York Sun for a digital Power Point lecture. Tues., Jan. 3 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.

Egypt & Jordan Join Joan Defreitas Gellman, photographer and educator, for a slide show lecture. Tues., Jan. 10 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.

Around the World Join Ron & Cricket Parker, photographers & adventurers, for the Best 250 of 13,000 Images, Part 1, on Tues., Jan. 17 at 6:30pm. Part 2 will take place on Tues., Jan. 24 at 6:30pm with images from 14 months of travel. $2 donation.

Santas, Join photographer Lois Robinson for a slide show lecture on Chasing Santa Around the World. Tues., Jan. 31 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
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Wall Street Rising
Downtown Information Center, 25 Broad St. • www.downtowninfocenter.org • 212-425-INFO • events@downtowninfocenter.org

EXPANDING YOUR HORIZONS Roy Cohen, Career Counselor and Executive Coach of the Five O’Clock Club, offers advice on making the most of your time both in job searches and on the job. A range of topics will be covered from interviewing and negotiation strategies to handling challenging political situations. Tues., Jan. 17 from 6:30 - 8pm. Please RSVP.
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Yamuna Studio
132 Perry Street • www. yamunastudio.com • 212-633-2143

Free Dancer’s 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 body’s 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.
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Exhibits

ApexArt
291 Church Street • 212-431-5270

The Last Generation Exhibition examines mechanical reproduction and seemingly “analogue” approaches to art-making in our contemporary digital world. Continues thru Jan. 7.

One Brief Moment Four artists attempt to make observations and conclusions based on an examination of Apex Art’s exhibition archives (1994 - present), creating work that incorporates speculation and interprets new institutional histories. Jan 11 - Feb 18.
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Asian American Arts Centre
26 Bowery • 212-233-2154

The Annual Lunar New Year Festival & Exhibition Featuring a Sand Mandala creation demonstration (Jan. 28 - Feb. 5), an exhibition of Nuo Masks (Thru Mar. 10), an exhibition of Tibetan Thangka paintings (Jan. 2 - Mar. 10) and the Annual Folk Arts Festival (Jan. 29).
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Museum of Chinese in the Americas
70 Mulberry St., 2nd floor

Archivist of the “Yellow Peril” A seminal collection of Americana that both demonizes and humanizes the Asian American community. Thru Dec. 31.
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Gigantic Artspace
59 Franklin Street • 212-226-6762

Drift A collaboration between Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth and visual artist Leah Singer. This exhibition features a one-hour installation version of Drift, an immersive sonic/visual environment consisting of music, sounds and texts by Ranaldo in response to Singer’s dual projection 16mm analytical film system. The exhibition also includes collaborative and individual works on paper, film and sound works. Continues thru Jan. 14.
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Invisible NYC
n148 Orchard St. • 212-228-1358

tattoo-inspired art Myths, Legends, Ghosts and Demons is a solo-exhibit by mixed-media artist and world-famous tattoo artist, Jason Loui. The works combine traditional Japanese folklore and ghost stories with contemporary tattoo-inspired structures and motifs. Thru Feb. 18.
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Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green • 212-514-3700 • www.americanindian.si.edu

Native American Ceramics The exhibition, “Born of Clay: Ceramics from the National Museum of the American Indian,” features 300 ancient, historical and contemporary ceramic figures, vessels and pipes, as well as voices from contemporary Native potters commenting on the cultural and artistic relationship they each have with their medium.

gallery discussion Every Mon. - Fri. come for an informal gallery discussion with one of the museum’s cultural interpreters. Rotunda, 2nd floor. 2pm.
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Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
36 Battery Place

Jewish Life Photography In Bukharan Odyssey, photographer Zion Ozeri presents his body of work depicting Jewish life around the world. Thru March 12.
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Mela Foundation
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.
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New York Downtown Hospital
170 William St., Main Lobby

WINDOW COLLECTION II Recent work created for the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space Residency Program by Pamela Lawton. Continues thru Jan. 12.
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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.
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Synagogue for the Arts
49 White Street • 212-966-7141

In Our View A landscape show by four women artists who share an emotional bond with nature. The artists met while painting in an art studio in Lower Manhattan. Works reflect their travel experiences and lives in New York City and in the countyside of upstate New York. Continues thru Jan. 15.

Still Lifes, Interiors & Flowers Paintings and Collages by ArinaMalukova with imagery inspired by architecture and ornamental art including geometric and organic forms with an attention to surface and borders. Opening reception is Jan 19 from 6 - 8pm. Continues thru Feb 26.
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Tribeca Gallery Association

Second wednesday nights The galleries of the Tribeca Gallery Association will offer an open gallery night on Wed., Jan. 11 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.
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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.

Lasting Foundations A survey of innovative architecture used in private and public spaces in Africa. Works by 4 contemporary artists, photography and video displays are included. Thru Jan. 6. Courtyard Gallery.
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Music

DEKK
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.
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Knitting Factory
74 leonard st • www.knittingfactory.com • 212-219-3006

Upcoming Shows Dec. 30: Late-Nite Full Club Event; Doors open at midnight. Discounted tickets with Disco Biscuits or Gov't Mule ticket stub! Dec. 31: New Years Eve two-floor event with Radio 4, Tussle & Tim Fite. Jan. 1: The Insane Luchadors Marc Brownstein, Jamie Shields , Joe Russo & Scott Metzger (of RANA). Jan. 4: Oedipus & Mamma's Boys. Jan. 5: Marc Rizzo's Colossal Myopia & Vext.
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World Financial Center
Winter Garden, West Street bet. Vesey & Liberty Sts • 212-945-0505 • For information, call 212-904-1330

Bruce Springsteen Fri., Jan. 13 at 12:30pm is the finals of the “Wanna be ‘The Boss’ for a day? Contest.” Five finalists from December's preliminary at the Bitter End will compete for the grand prize. Each of these amateur individuals or groups will perform a section from “Nebraska.” The following day, the New York Guitar Festival 2006 honors Bruce Springsteen's landmark 1982 album with a free gala concert. Sat., Jan. 14 at 8pm.
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theater

Access Theater
380 Broadway • www.SmartTix.com • 212-868-4444

FITS & STARTS: THE SACRED HEART It's a normal day like any other, Pappaw Rogers sits in his rocker on the porch, Mother and Nadine are at the beauty parlor and the sheets are drying on the line. Without warning, a storm of cosmic proportions kicks up and day turns to night. Suddenly, there's an old Jewish man sitting in Pappaw's rocker, Nadine is pregnant and three truck drivers from Jersey have been lured into town by an exceptionally bright star overhead. Mother is struck blind and convinced that The Rapture has come. Only time will tell. Jan. 10 - 28, Tues. - Sat. at 8pm. Also Mon., Jan. 23 at 8pm. $15.
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Atlantic Theater
Company
336 W. 20th St. • 212-645-8015

Celebration & The Room Harold Pinter's first play, The Room, and his most recent work, Celebration, complement each other in this riveting double-bill. Celebration opens on a wedding anniversary in an ultra-trendy restaurant, while The Room reveals a shabby one-room London flat and descends into a nightmare world of insecurity and uncertainty. Written 40 years apart, both plays touch on the human desperation to find safe haven in a threatening world. Tues. - Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 2 & 8pm, Sun. at 3pm. Thru Jan. 21. $50.
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Century Center for the Performing Arts
111 E. 15th St. • 212-239-6200

Dog Sees God: Confessions of A Teenage Blockhead Set 10 years after the beloved comic strip, the play follows Charlie Brown, all grown up, in a modern tale of teenage angst. There is a pyromaniac ex-girlfriend, a homophobic quarterback and Snoopy has terminal rabies. Mon. Wed., & Thurs. at 8pm, Fri. at 7 & 10pm, Sat. at 4 & 8pm and Sun. at 7pm. $65, except for Fridays at 10pm, $25.
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Collective: Unconscious
279 Church St. just south of White St.

Bush Wars A compassionate counterattack on the disgraceful agenda of the Bush administration. This musical comedy revue will open Sun., Jan. 22 at 7pm. Preview performances begin Thurs., Jan. 12 and continue thru Feb. 19. Thurs. - Sat. at 7:30pm & Sun. at 7pm. Matinees on Sat. at 2pm and Sun. at 3pm. $30. Www.theatermania.com. 212- 352-3101.
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Dixon Place
258 Bowery • 212-219-0736

OLSEN TERROR In the course of a long sleepless night, a man tries to resist the fact that he is turning into the Olsen Twins. Equal parts performance art, musical comedy, b-movie, and Kafkaesque cabaret, Olsen Terror is a creepily fun exploration of America’s obsession with celebrity, youth, addiction and greed. Mondays at 8pm beginning Jan. 9. $10-$12.
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The Flea Theater
41 White St., bet. Broadway & Church Sts. For tickets call 212-352-3101 or visit www.TheaterMania.com

(W)HOLE A unique theatrical spectacle using feats of intense skill and physical strength to explore geologic phenomena such as rock and volcano formation, punctuated equilibrium theory and magnetic polarity reversal. Phenomenal acrobatic “tricks” will astound as they illustrate the interconnection between natural geologic phenomena and bodies in motion. Narrative elements using video and text are also included in the work. Jan. 12 - Feb. 19, Thurs. - Sat. at 7pm and Sun. at 5pm. $25 - $20.
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