Volume 19 • Issue 5 | June 16 - 22, 2006

The Listings


Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
2 South End Avenue • 212-267-9700 • www.bpcparks.org

Sunset Singing Circle Come for a fun evening of folk songs, rounds and chants. All are welcome. Fri., June 16 from 7-8:30pm. Wagner Park. Free.

Fishing, Music & Art On Sat., June 17 from 10am - 2pm, enjoy catch and release fishing. Rods, reels and bait will be provided or bring your own. From 11am - 2pm, take part in art projects. Also from 12:30-1:30pm, the Treehouse Shakers will present Animal Rhythms: The Day It Rained & Jack and Hare, two African folktales. Wagner Park. Free.

Public Art Tour Join art historian Dorothea Basile for a walking tour and learn about the sculptures in BPC's public art collection. Sat., June 17 at 2pm. Meet at Tony Cragg's Resonating Bodies in Wagner Park. Free.

Swedish Midsummer Festival Celebrate the summer solstice the traditional Swedish way. Make flower wreaths, listen to folk music, dance, play lawn games and picnic. Fri., June 23 from 5-8pm. Wagner Park. Free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Mahattan Island Marathon View 25 solo swimmers and 13 relay teams as they race from South Cove following the traditional 28.5-mile route around Manhattan. Sat., June 24. Starts at 6:30am.

Downtown Alliance

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.

Environmental Education & Direct Action

History, Mystery, Murder and Money Tour A bicycle tour of dazzling and notorious lower Manhattan. Sat., June 17 at 10pm. Free for cyclists. Meet across the street from the Manhattan entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, City Hall Park, Southwest corner of Chambers and Centre Sts.

Bike Lane Liberation Put on a red nose and join the Bicycle Clown Brigade as they ride through bike lanes searching out cars illegally parked in the lane. Nothing shames a driver into moving like a pack of cheerful clowns on bikes. Sun., June 18 at 2pm. Meet near the arch in Washington Square Park. For makeup, come to the Times Up! Space at 49 E. Houston St at 1pm.

Fraunces Tavern Museum
54 Pearl Street • 212-425-1778 • www.FrauncesTavernMuseum.com

Self-Guided Tours Visit the museum between 10am and 5pm on Saturdays for a self-guided tour of the exhibitions. $4 adults, $3 for kids 18 and under.

Fraunces Tavern Restaurant

Walking Tour and Lunch The streets of Lower Manhattan are lined with some of the world’s wealthiest and most influential institutions. Visit landmarks of political, religious and financial importance in a walking tour lead by James Staal. End the tour with a prix fixe 3 course lunch at Fraunces Tavern Restaurant. Tour begins at 11am at the front gate of City Hall Park. Tour is 2 hours. $45, including lunch. Reservations suggested.

Governors Island
10 South St., Slip 7 • 212-440-2202 • www.govisland.com

Governors Island Tour the Historic District of Governors Island. Open thru Sept. 2.

Island to Island Music Festival Join Julian Fleisher and a host of often unknown, but always fabulous, musicians and performers as they transform Colonels’ Row into a mini-music fest. Sat., June 17 from 11am to 4pm.

Heritage of Pride

NYC Pride 2006 This year's theme is "The Fight for Love and Life."

The Rally - Hear Shimmerplanet perform, listen to Reverend Pat Bumgardner of the Metropolitan Community Church of New York, view the AIDS quilt and observe a Moment of Silence for those who have died of AIDS and for those who fight for equality. Sun., June 18 from 2-6pm. 42nd St. and 6th Ave.

The March - Watch the Pride March. Sun., June 25. Starts at noon. 5th Ave. & 52nd St. to Christopher & Greenwich Sts. Observe a Moment of Silence at 2pm.

Pride Fest - Enjoy food, shopping, art and kids events. Sun., June 25 from 11am - 10pm. Greenwich & Washington Sts bet Christopher & Spring Sts.

Knitting Factory
74 Leard St., bet Church & Broadway • 212-374-1175 • www.jazznewyork.net

Jazzercise at Lunch Celebrate National Fitness Month in May by taking a jazzercise class during your lunch. When you love your workout, results come easy. Jazzercise combines jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, and more to create an effective dance-fitness program for people of every age and fitness level. Tues. & Thurs. at Noon; Mon., Tues., Wed. & Thurs. at 1:10pm. $45 monthly, unlimited attendance. National Fitness Month Special Price of $20. Ongoing.

League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway • 917-305-7766 • www.lhh.org

Free Hearing Screening Sponsored by the League for the Hard of Hearing. Every Tuesday from 12-2pm and Thursday from 4-6pm. Call to schedule an appointment.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

sitelines Performance Douglas Dunn paired with Elke Rindfleisch will present Multiple Undo and Other Distortions. Mon. - Fri., June 19-23 & Mon. - Thurs., June 26-29 at 12:30pm. 55 Water St., Elevated Acre 212-219-9401. Free. www.lmcc.net/sitelines.

National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green • 212-514-3700 • www.americanindian.si.edu

Recent Acquisitions View over 250 selections from the more than 15,000 objects acquired by the Museum since 1990 including South American piggy banks, contemporary jewelry, tiny Navajo rugs, totem pole models, moccasins and baskets. Begins June 22. Ongoing.

Daily Film Screenings View Return of Navajo Boy (2000, 52 min.) When an obscure 1950's film called Navajo Boy turns up, it leads a contemporary Navajo family to recall its history as the subject of still photos and movie images. This sets in motion a chain of events that leads to the return of the family's long lost little brother. Daily thru June 25 from 1-3pm and Thursdays at 5:30pm. The Screening Room, Second Floor.

Cultural Interpreter Discussions Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, thru July 28 at 2pm.

Pace University
1 Pace Plaza • Multipurpose Room, B-level • 212-442-5050

Lower Manhattan Health and Wellness Fair A free event to introduce Lower Manhattan residents, workers and students to a wide range of health and wellness services and programs in the neighborhood and throughout Manhattan. Mon., June 19 at 11am.

Poets House
72 Spring Street • 212-431-7920 • www.poetshouse.org

Poetic City A reading to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Poets House. Wed., June 21 at 7pm. Event will take place at Rockefeller Park, Battery Park City. Free.

River to River Festival

Cultural Activities A variety of activities are available for the whole family to enjoy throughout the summer. Check online for details about upcoming events.

St. John's University
101 Murray St. • 212-253-2727 x309• www.civic-alliance.org

Civic Alliance June Forum Discuss rebuilding Downtown New York City focusing on creating a coordinated retail strategy. Wed., June 21 from 6-8pm. Please RSVP.
South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St. •

Free Fridays Explore the lives of men and women as they embarked on transatlantic journeys that would transform their lives. Fri., June 16 from 5-9pm. From 5 - 9pm: Visit the exhibitions, including Antwerp=America, Eugeen Van Mieghem and the Emigrants of the Red Star Line, featuring Van Mieghem's portraits of emigrants departing the port of Antwerp for new lives in the new world. Guided tour at 7 pm. From 5 - 8pm: Drawing Workshop - Everyday People, Learn basic figure drawing techniques to create your own portrait of life at the Seaport. At 7 pm: Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concert Series presents Dave's True Story, Dave's True Story fuses jazz of the 1940's and '50s with a modernist lyrics. The quartet performs witty, urbane tunes that combine the traditions of Golden Age songwriting with a straightforward vocal delivery. Free.

Walking Tour: African American Life in Lower Manhattan 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., June 17 from 2-4:30pm. Meet in Museum lobby, 12 Fulton St., bet Front & South Sts. by 1:45pm. Reservations suggested. $12, $10 Museum members. 212-748-8786.

Book Talk: Ferenc Máté presents Ghost Sea: A Novel Ferenc Máté's debut novel recreates the Vancouver of the nineteenth- and early twentieth-centuries, exploring a clash of cultures and love at the far reaches of land and sea. Book signing. Mon., June 19 at 7pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. 212-748-8568. $5 suggested donation.

New York Packet presents Hughie Jones Hughie Jones is a legend in his native England. Listen as he performs both traditional and original maritime songs with guitar backing. Tues., June 20 at 6pm. $5 adults, $2 kids. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. 212-748-8568.

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., June 21 at 6pm. 12 Fulton St., bet. Front & South Sts. $10, $8 members. Reservations suggested. 212-748-8786.

Summer Solstice Sail-a-bration Enjoy the last hours of daylight on the longest day of the year aboard the historic schooner Pioneer. Enjoy wine and light refreshments as the sun sets on the New York skyline. Wed., June 21 from 7:30-9:30pm. $50, $40 Museum members. Reservations required, call 212-748-8786.

Stuyvesant High School Community Center
Stuyvesant High School • 345 Chambers St. • 646-358-6880 • www.ccshs.org • Operated by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

Yoga An introduction to Hatha Yoga's physical postures and deep breathing practices. Wednesdays July 5 - Aug. 2. 6:15pm for level 2 and 7:15pm for level 1. $68 members, $95 non-members.

Swim Lessons Available for all ages. Take place July 6- Aug. 27. Programs include BABY AND ME SWIMS on Sundays at 11am or Thursdays at 4pm. 8 sessions for $120 members and $160 non-members. MASTER SWIM PROGRAM designed to enhance swimming ability. Saturdays from 4-5pm or Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30pm. 10 sessions from $150 members and $200 non-members. INTENSIVE SWIM LESSONS are available on Mon., Tues. and Wed. for one-hour sessions. Available July 10-26, 9 sessions, for $135 or from July 31 - Aug. 16, 12 sessions, for $180. PRIVATE LESSONS are also available on Thursdays from 3-4pm and 5-9pm. Get 3 lessons for $90 or 5 lessons for $150.

Tribeca Cinemas
54 Varick St. at Laight St. • 212-941-2000 • cinemas@tribecacinemas.com

Mentor or Monster Film Series A special series of films leading up to the release of "The Devil Wears Prada." Fri., June 16: Nine to Five. Sat., June 17: Office Space. Screenings are at 7pm. First come, first served. Free.


291 Church Street • 212-431-5270

Sweet Taboos Exhibition explores the taboos of present-day Albanian society. Thru June 24.

Art in General
79 Walker Street • 212-219-0473

Uptown, Uptown A fictional cityscape constructed from thousands of individual sticks of incense bound together and coated with a golden glaze. Continues thru June 24.

Artist Residency program As part of the Eastern European Residency Exchange Program, artist Antal Lakner from Budapest, Hungary will be showing his works. Thru June 24.

Museum of Chinese in the Americas
70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor • 212-619-4785
The Virtual Salon Chinese transnational photographers in the digital age. Continues thru Aug 27. _____________________________

The Drawing Center, Drawing Room
40 Wooster St., bet Grand & Broome Sts. • 212-219-2166 • www.drawingcenter.org • Tues. - Fri. from 10am - 6pm & Sat. from 11am - 6pm

Crust and Dirt's Instant Drawing Machine View wall drawings and scrolls by Oliver Halsman Rosenberg and Clint Taniguchi. Works are inspired by wishes requested via webcam from passersby in Barcelona, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, Tokyo and New York City. Opening Reception is Fri., June 16 from 6-8pm. Artists' Talk on Sat., June 17 at 5pm. Continues thru July 22.

Draw on-Site Family Day Annual Family Day event bringing together artists and the local community for a free day of artmaking. Sat., June 17. Drop in between 10am - 4pm.

The Educational Alliance
197 E. Broadway • 212-780-2300 x463 • www.edalliance.org/artschool • Mon. to Thurs. from 9am-9pm; Fri. - Sun. from 9am-6pm

OUT OF THE STUDIOS The annual exhibit of ceramics, drawings, paintings, photographs and sculptures by students at the art school. Continues thru June 30.

Break the Mold: Honoring Walt Zucker View sculpture by Walt Zucker, master mold maker, and artists he worked with including Tom Otterness. Also view explanatory text on the process of making molds and casts. Opening Reception is July 12 from 6-8pm. Continues thru Aug. 9.

Hal Bromm
90 West Broadway at Chambers St. • 212-732-6196

Black and White A group exhibition featuring sculpture, photography, work on paper, and mixed media pieces produced largely in monochromatic tones, dating from the 1980s through the present. Continues thru June.

Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation
26 Wooster Street (Main Gallery) & 127B Prince Street (Old Gallery)

The Culture of Queer Exhibition was first presented at the Contemporary Arts Center in New Orleans but closed midrun due to hurricane Katrina. It features the work of J.B. Harter and 9 contemporary Louisiana artists, Ralph Bourque, Brad Dupuy, Jenny Kahn, Audra Kohout, Michael Meads, Keith Perelli, Roberto Rincon, Maxx Sizler and Tom Strider, as well as 27 other works. Thru July 1.

Museum of American Finance
26 Broadway • 212-908-4694 • www.financialhistory.org

Making Money Learn about bank note engraving and the fight against counterfeiting. Exhibit explores the security features in currency from Colonial notes to today's modern money and features examples of counterfeit money. Continues thru Dec.

National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green • 212-514-3700 • www.americanindian.si.edu

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-precious stones. Thru July 23.

Will Wilson: Auto Immune Response Works imagine the Navajos’ relationship to the land in the distant future. Thru Sept. 21.

Virgil Ortiz: La Renaissance Indigene An exhibition of dynamic ceramic figures and fashions. Thru Sept. 21.

Posteritati Movie Posters
239 Centre St., bet Broome and Grand Sts

Bond, James Bond A new exhibition showcasing vintage movie posters from around the world from James Bond film classics.

Soho Photo
15 White Street • Thurs. from 6-8pm & Fri. - Sun. from 1-6pm

Unstill Life View dance photographs by Richard Termine. Thru July 1.

Colleen An exhibition of 10 black and white photographs by Harold McLaughlin reflecting the focus and dreams of a young dancer during practice and before an audience. Continues thru July 2.

South Street Seaport
Fulton and South Sts., Pier 17

BODIES: The Exhibition Exhibition showcases real human bodies and unveils the many complex systems of organs and tissues that drive every aspect of our daily lives and unite all humans. Learn more at www.bodiestickets.com. 11 Fulton St., Historic Cobble Stone District.

Rhapsody In Art: Museum Without Walls Unique multi-media visual art exhibition featuring professional artists from the southwest and east coast by Art Without Walls. There will be a children's art exhibition and child authors with hands-on activities for children from the NYC and Brooklyn Children's Museums. Sat., June 17 from 10am - 4pm. Rain date is June 18. Fulton Street Pier. Free, including free cookie samples. 212-732-7678.

South Street Seaport Museum
12 Fulton St.

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. Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St. Thru Oct. 31.

Antwerp=America A special exhibition in cooperation with the city of Antwerp, Belgium. It evokes the atmosphere of Antwerp between 1870 and 1935, when the city was one of the most important European ports of embarkation for immigrants traveling to America, mostly aboard the Red Star Line. Schermerhorn Row Galleries, 12 Fulton St. $8 adults, $6 seniors/students, $4 children ages 5-12, children under 5 free. Thru October 31.

Synagogue for the Arts
49 White Street • 212-966-7141

2 D-D-Detritus: Collage Only Annual exhibition of Detritus Art created from would-be trash bringing attention to the critical issue of too much refuse since 1994. The current exhibit focuses on collage, art that is made from cut or torn fragments glued together. Continues thru June 25.

Tribeca Gallery Association

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

World Financial Center
220 Vesey Street • 212-945-0505 • www.worldfinancialcenter.com

Revealed Outdoor public art installation by Stephan Koplowitz featuring a giant, room-sized, walk-in camera obscura. Continues thru June 25. While on display, the artist and his group of performers will develop site-specific events to be seen from the perspective of the eye of the camera obscura and will be presented June 22-25 at noon. Free.


Angel Orensanz Center
172 Norfolk St. • www.visionfestival.org • 212-696-6681

Vision Festival XI The world's premier festival of avantJazz, dance and visual arts is back for its eleventh year. Thru June 18. $25.

134 Reade Street • 212-941-9401

Weekly Performance The Laura Dreyer Trio plays Brazilian music, including original bossa novas and sambas and traditional songs from the Brazilian repertoire. Every Saturday from 1-4pm. No Cover. Reservations recommended.

live jazz The Vinson Valega/Lee Metcalf Trio plays jazz standards from the Great American Songbook of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and more. Every Sunday evening from 6-9pm. No Cover. Reservations recommended.
Knitting Factory
74 leonard st • ww.knittingfactory.com • 212-219-3006

Live Music Performances Fri., June 16: Greg Raposo, Averi and Beat Society with Akrobatic, Bink!, Ivan, Big Tone, Street Orchestra & Jaguar Wright,. Sat., June 17: Lola Ray, The Adored, Ben Jelen & Edison Arthur. Sun., June 18: Murray Hill's 6th Annual Miss L.E.S. Pageant. Mon. & Tues., June 19 & 20: The Legendary Pink Dots 25th Anniversary Tour. Thurs., June 22: The Lashes, Love Arcade, The Roaring 20s, plus DJ Frankie Chan.

South Street Seaport

Seaport Music Festival This unique and inspiring venue continues it’s reputation for introducing some of the coolest new artists, as well as a great line-up of national and international recording artists. Visit www.seaportmusicfestival.com for complete schedule. Part of the River to River Festival. June 30 - Sept. 1 from 7 - 9pm. Pier 17.

211 West Broadway, bet Franklin and White• 212-925-8510

Live Music Hear the music of Gary Wang on bass and Lee Metcalf on guitar. Every Thursday from 7:30-10:30pm.


Access Theater
380 Broadway, north of White St. • 212-868-4444 • www.smarttix.com

The Most Wonderful Love A satire on contemporary marriage where a Mother and Father celebrate their long and happy marriage with an unprecedented ceremonial unwedding. In previews. Continues thru July 1. Wed. - Sat. at 8pm. $18.

3LD Art & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St., just below Rector St. • 212-868-4444

Dead City Samantha is a woman in her 40s who wakes up one morning shadowed by regret. She wanders out of her Upper East Side apartment and begins a day punctuated by chance encounters with a mysterious near stranger. By the time Samantha heads home, the events of the day have transformed her relationship to the everyday elements of her life. Previews begin Fri., May 26. Continues thru June 24. $19.

The Flea Theater
1 White St., bet Broadway & Church Sts. • 212-352-3101

Back of the Throat After a recent terrorist attack, government officials come knocking at your door. You’re an American, an Arab-American. Extended thru July 1. $20.

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