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
2 South End Avenue 212-267-9700 www.bpcparks.org
ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION Kids, teens and adults show their work created in BPCPC's painting & drawing programs. Continues weekdays from 2 to 4pm thru March 31. Free.
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.
Downtown Third Thursdays Join Joan H. Geismar, urban archeologist who discovered a 92-foot ship buried in the South Street Seaport, for a lecture on Is it Trash or Treasure, reflections on historical debris. Thurs., March 16 at 7pm. Seamans Church Institute, South Street Seaport, 241 Water St. Free. Reservations required. Call 212-835-2773 beginning the first day of March.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour A free 90-minute walking tour exploring the historic area around City Hall. An expert guide will reveal the areas architectural marvels and colorful characters. Tuesdays at noon. Meet at the New York City Tourism Center on Broadway bet Vesey & Barclay Sts. 212-606-4064.
Wall Street Walking Tour A free 90-minute guided walking tour weaving together the history, events architecture and people of Downtown. Thursdays and Saturdays at noon. Meet at the steps of the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green. 212-606-4064.
Educational Alliance Art School
197 E. Broadway, bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts. 212-780-2300 x378
Parent/ Artist Discussion Come for a panel discussion exploring the conflicts of being a parent and a working artist. Sun., March 5 from 2-4pm. Free, donations accepted to cover refreshments.
Writers at the Alliance A new reading series bringing together established and emerging novelists, poets and essayists whose work, in both form and content, reflects the energy, divsersity and history of dissent which have always characterized the Lower East Side. On Mon., March 6 from 7-9pm, hear readings by Heather McGowan, Honor Moore and Frederic Tuten., 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.
Murry Bergtraum High School
411 Pearl St www.NorthRiverSquadron.org 212-217-2900
Basic Boating Course A good beginning course for anyone interested in pleasure boating, either sail or power, and a good refresher course for those with experience. Offered by North River Sail and Power Squadron, a nonprofit boating organization. The eight week course begins March 28. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30pm. Register on the first or second night of classes.
New York Industrial Retention Network
Annual Fundraising Breakfast and Trade Show Program is to honor Douglas Durst, CEO of the Durst Organization, Gail Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, and the NYC Manufacturer of the Year. Wed., May 3 from 8-10:30am. Bridgewaters, 11Fulton St. For more information, contact 212-404-6990.
New York Law School
57 Worth Street., bet Church St & West Broadway 212-431-2115
City Law Breakfast Join Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President, for His Vision for the Borough. Fri., Feb. 24 at 8:15am. Free.
515 W. 18th St. at 10th Ave. www.Smarttix.com
AIDS Benefit Enjoy a bit of the Big Easy in the Big Apple with MANHATTAN MARDI GRAS. This special event will benefit NO / AIDS Task Force, a New Orleans based AIDS organization that was virtually wiped out by hurricane Katrina. Headliners include M.C. Hammer ( "U Can't Touch This" & "2 Legit 2 Quit") and dance music diva Barbara Tucker. The party will also feature DJ Chip Duckett spinning the biggest dance hits of the 70s, 80s, 90s and today, gorgeous go-go girls and boys, The Glamazons and Billionaires for Bush . Tues., Feb. 28. Doors open at 10pm. Dancing until 2am. $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Mardi Gras beads and masks will be available for purchase. 21+ to enter.
South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Streets www.southstseaport.org
Through the Fishs Eye Over the past two years, artist Naima Rauam documented the final months of life and work in the Fulton Fish Market. Come as she presents a slide lecture of her work and get a sneak preview of this photography project produced by an artist who has spent most of her career painting and photographing the market and Seaport District. Wed., March 1 at 7pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. between Fulton & Beekman Sts. $6, $3 members. 212-748-8786.
New York Packet Come for an evening celebrating songs of the Atlantic packet ships, New York's Sailortown and Irish-America, featuring banjo, guitar and passionate vocals. Sun., March 5 at 3 pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. $5 adults, $2 kids. 212-748-8735.
Jonathan Lethem Book Talk New York Review of Science Fiction presents Jonathan Lethem, author of Motherless Brooklyn and Fortress of Solitude. Tues., March 7 at 7pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St. bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. $5 suggested donation. 212-748-8735.
Torchlight Tour Explore the preserved ruins of the Fulton Ferry Hotel, step back in time with a sneak peek of the museum's 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., March 15 at 6 pm. 12 Fulton St., bet. Front & South Sts. $10, $8 members. Reservations suggested. 212-748-8786.
Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton St. 212-385-3650
French Polynesia Join Jesus Salillas for a digital Power Point presentation on Paradise Island reefs and whales. Tues., March 7 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
Padova, Trieste & Capodistria View a slideshow lecture on Italy & Slovenia with Vlassios Pyrpyris. Tues., March 14 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
Iceland Join Phyllis and Geoffry Cohl for a slide show lecture on glaciers, geysers and geothermal springs. Tues., March 21 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.
World Financial Center
Winter Garden, West Street bet. Vesey & Liberty Sts 212-945-0505 For information, call 212-904-1330
Dance Sizzles Enjoy a series of dance presentations. Enjoy the animated puppetry and energetic dancing of Batoto Yetu on Feb. 22 at 12:30pm. Andrea Haenggi will perform a world premiere site-specific dance work entitled escalator for four performances on March 10 & 11 at 7 & 8:30pm. Last Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects performs an unusual mix of modern dance history and fantasy in Isadora and the Dancing Goddesses of NYC on March 22 at 12:30 & 8pm. Free.
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.
American Indian Community House Gallery
708 Broadway, 2nd Floor
From Manhattan to Menatay Enjoy works by Star Wallowing Bull and Janice Toulouse Shingwaak. Exhibit continues thru Feb. 25.
291 Church Street 212-431-5270
Neo-Sincerity Approaching black comedy as social protest and profundity, the exhibit takes its title from a phrase coined by artist Art Spiegelman to describe his antic attack on the primal, universal and unpalatable. Thru April 1.
Asian American Arts Centre
26 Bowery 212-233-2154
The Annual Lunar New Year Festival & Exhibition Featuring an exhibition of Nuo Masks (Thru Mar. 10) & an exhibition of Tibetan Thangka paintings (Thru Mar. 10) .
176 Franklin St., bet Greenwich & Hudson Sts.
New Paintings by David Shevlino This recent work explores the physical relationship between urban landscapes and the objects that fill them, or leave them startlingly vacant. Thru March 4.
Educational Alliance Art School
197 East Broadway bet Jefferson and Clinton Sts 212-780-2300 x 378/428
Seeing Elsewhere Exhibit addresses questions of representation as it relates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The work represents a new generation of artists investigating the way related images construct our historical memory and influence our perception of events. March 15 - May 15. Panel discussion on Wed., March 15 from 6:30-7:30 and reception from 7:30-9pm.
Ethan Cohen Fine Arts
18 Jay St., bet Hudson & Greenwich 212-625-1250
NEW CHINESE OCCIDENTALISM A show about artists whose work is at the cusp of an art world wrestling with a contradiction. Chinese art made in America, has up until recently, gone relatively unnoticed. This show is the first to address this special community and focus on its lineage and contribution. Thru Feb. 28.
59 Franklin St 212-226-6762
Artificial Afrika An exhibition that considers contemporary artistic appropriations of African visual culture through mythology, religious traditions, musical forms and other culturally-specific practices. Continues thru March 17.
n148 Orchard St. 212-228-1358
Grime A solo exhibit of mixed-media self-portraits by Grime addressing ideas such as life, death, beauty and consumerism. Thru March 25.
National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green 212-514-3700 www.americanindian.si.edu
Womens History Month Lecture Join Winona LaDuke and Gail Small for a lively dialogue about their commitment to preserve Native lands against the ravages of environmental abuse. The lecture will be followed by a book signing of LaDukes Recovering the Sacred. Thurs., March 16 at 6pm. Collectors Office.
Arctic Transformations An exhibition of the jewelry of Denise and Samuel Wallace. This 25-year retrospective includes 150 works created from silver, gold, fossil ivory and semi-precios stones. March 2 - July 23.
Lorenzo Clayton: Expeditions of the Spirit View 20 large-scale mixed media assemblages and works on paper. Works investigate religious and philosophic world views and reflect the artists belief that forms of abstraction can reveal the core of human experience. Thru April 9.
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 - 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.
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.
252 Front Street 212-227-2287
Fulton Fish Market View portraits by Barbara Mensch of the men of the Fulton Fish Market and Kenneth Van Sickle. March 18 - April 30.
The War in Iraq View 4 Unembedded Photojournalists in Iraq: Kael Alford, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Thorne Anderson and Rita Leistner. May 6 - June 4. .
South Street Seaport
12 Fulton St., 212-748-8600
The Lost Waterfront An exhibition of photographs depicting the Hudson River waterfront in Greenwich Village . Taken more than 30 years ago, the photos document a time when the waterfront was in transition from a strictly commercial past to a recreationally oriented future. Photos are by Shelley Seccombe. Thru Oct. 31.
Synagogue for the Arts
49 White Street 212-966-7141
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. Continues thru Feb 26.
Subways of New York A group show by Members of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors consisting of paintings, drawings and prints of elevated cars, the people who ride the trains, transit workers and the stations themselves. Opening reception is March 2 from 6-8pm. Continues thru April 2.
Tribeca Gallery Association
Second wednesday nights The galleries of the Tribeca Gallery Association will offer an open gallery night on Wed., March 8 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.
World Financial Center
Winter Garden, West Street bet. Vesey & Liberty Sts 212-945-0505 For information, call 212-904-1330
The Art of African Puppetry Exhibition features nearly 100 animated puppets, marionettes and puppet sculptures used in traditional and contemporary theatrical performances from two of Africa's most respected and popular companies, the Handspring Puppet Theater of South Africa and the Sogolon Troupe from Mali. Thru April 15.
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
Peter J. Sharp Building, 30 Lafayette Ave. bet Ashland Pl and St. Felix St., Brooklyn 718-636-4100
The Brooklyn Philharmonic Nicholas Leichter and his company, nicholasleichterdance present a full-length dance performance to Carl Orffs secular paean to earthly love, student life and ribald frivolity, Carmina Burana. Sat., Feb. 25 at 8pm. $20 - $60.
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.
Julia Richman Auditorium
317 E. 67th St. at Second Ave.
New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble Concert Featuring Beethoven's Symphony # 3 "Eroica" and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto # 1 with soloist Steven Graff. Rescheduled for Sun., Feb. 26 at 3pm. $10 suggested admission, $7 seniors.
74 leonard st www.knittingfactory.com 212-219-3006
Upcoming Shows Fri, Feb 24: Ariel Pink, Psychic Ills, Belong & Rusty Santos. Sat, Feb 25: Anime Exodus. Sun, Feb 26: The Onion presents Moistboyz featuring Dickie and Mickie Moist & Wineskin. Mon, Feb 27: The Honorary Title, Limbeck, Koufax & Cory Branan. Tue, Feb 28: Corey Crowder, Story Side B, Woodale, Orange Park & Forever Changed. Thu, March 2: US Air Guitar Championships with special musical guests Gods of Fire. Fri, March 3 :The Clipse. Sat, March 4: Whitehouse, Wolf Eyes & Pig Destroyer . Sat, March 4: Ester Drang & Metal Hearts.
Tribeca Performing Arts
Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St., bet Greenwich & West Sts 212-220-1460
Highlights in Jazz I Love a Piano, enjoy music by Barbara Carroll with Jay Leonhart & Joe Ascione. Also hear the sounds of the Cyrus Chestnut Trio. Barbara Carroll is an elegant jazz pianist, composer and vocalist who has long been regarded as one of the most fascinating purveyors of swinging jazz piano. Thurs., March 9 at 8pm. $30, $27.50 students.
Broadway & Wall Street
Concerts at One Series The Ensemble Corund will present a program featuring songs by Frederick Delius, Ralph Vaughn Williams and Dominick Argento. Thurs., March 2 at 1pm. $2 suggested donation. 212-602-0747.
Atlantic Theater Company
336 W. 20th St. 212-645-8015
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Playwright Martin McDonaghs black comedy is the tale of Padraic, a terrorist with no feelings for those he blows up but has an obsessive attachment to his cat Thomas. Performance is not for children.
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 Americas obsession with celebrity, youth, addiction and greed. Mondays at 8pm. Thru March 31. $10-$12.
HERE Arts Center
145 Sixth Ave., one block below Spring St. 212-868-4444
Phenomenon A multi-media theatrical event set in 1980 just 24 hours prior to the infamous eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Phenomenon takes a look at the impact of this historic event through up-close stories of various people in the town including a waitress, a busboy, a journalist, a geologist and a cowboy. As these citizens go about their daily lives, the stage is set for a look at the interaction between mundane moments and a natural disaster. March 3 25, Thurs. Mon. at 8:30pm. $18. .
Gene Frankel Theater
24 Bond St., bet Lafayette & Bowery 212-868-4444
Shiloh rules Set on the eve of the reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh, one of the bloodiest encounters in the Civil War. Rival Civil War buffs begin the battle prematurely setting off a firestorm. Six women caught in the drama fight each other, help each other and learn that there is more to remembering the Civil War than costumes and bandages. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. March 18 April 9. $18.
La MaMa ETC
First Floor Theater, 74A E. Fourth St. 212-475-7710
Death and the Ploughman This lyrical prose poem is based on the 1947 English translation. The staging will include music and movement with imagery drawn from medieval illuminated manuscripts and paintings of Bosch and Breughel. Thru Feb. 26, Thurs. - Sat. at 8:00 pm, Sun. at 2:30pm and 8pm. $15.
Minetta Lane Theater
18 Minetta Lane 212-420-8000
The music teacher A unique blend of theatre and opera, the work tells a story of creation and sexual obsession in which a younger teacher and his brilliant female student conceive and perform a new opera. Thru April 8, official opening is March 6. Mon. Sat. at 8pm and Sat. at 2pm. $50.
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