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Volume 19 • Issue 20 | Sept. 29 - Oct. 5, 2006

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Showered with artistic talent
“Awash,” pictured above, is a sculptural installation by Matthew Geller featuring a steel-and-Plexiglas structure similar to the ones that protect pedestrians at construction sites. A water tank splashes an artificial shower above as up to 8 people swing below on seats reminiscent of old-fashioned porch swings and traditional park benches. Continues thru Nov. 25. Collect Pond Park, Leonard St., bet Centre and Lafayette Sts. Supported by the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and The September 11th Fund.

Dance

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts
Pace University, Spruce St., bet Park Row & Gold St. • Information: 212-627-0265 • Tickets: 212-868-4444

Rennie Harris Hip-hop poetry, rap music & movement and traditional African dance in a sneak preview of “Prince ScareKrow’s Road to the Emerald City.” Wed. - Sat., Oct. 11-14 at 8pm. $15-$35.
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Mulberry Street Theater
70 Mulberry St., 2nd floor, at Bayard St. • 212-349-0126

H.T. Chen & Dancers Teahouse Performances. “Bian Dan” (Chinese New Year), “Mott St.,” “39 Chinese Attitudes” set to songs by Irving Berlin and Louis Armstrong and Excerpt from “Shift.” Wed. - Sun., Oct. 18-22 at 7:30pm. $10-$25.
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Tribeca Performance Arts Center
199 Chambers St. • 212-220-1460

MO-DE (European Dream Festival ‘06) An interactive dance and multimedia performance by Compagnia Ariella Vidach and Claudio Prati with video cameras and computers that record the movements of the performers and audience members. The European Dream Festival presents dance, theater, music, film, literature and more by artists from over 17 European countries. Fri., Sept. 29 at 8pm. $25, $15. 212-220-1460.
Events

3LD Arts & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St., just below Rector St. • 212-645-0374 • www.3leggeddog.org

Late Night at 3LD A variety showcase featuring performance art, comedy and music with Jollyship the Wiz Bang, a musical pirate puppet saga. Fri., Sept. 29 at 10pm. $5. Beer and wine available for purchase.
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Battery Park

Pagan Pride Harvest Festival The 6th annual Pagan Pride Day will offer music, vendors, workshops, a guest speaker, crafts for kids and a harvest circle. Sat., Sept. 30 at 11am. Battery Park. Free.

Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes Raise money for research on juvenile diabetes in this 12K walk. Sun., Oct. 1 at 9am. Start at Battery Park. 212-689-2860.

Culturefest Celebrate New York City’s cultural community with maritime arts and crafts. Sat. & Sun., Oct. 14 & 15 from 1-5pm. Historic Battery Park. 212-748-8758. Free.
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Battery Park City Neighbors and Parents Association
www.bpcnpa.com

Free Pathmark Trips Senior Citizens are invited on a shopping trip to Pathmark every Thursday. Two van pick-up spots, 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 a reservation, please contact Ella Reape at 917-945-3255.
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Battery Park City Parks Conservancy
212-267-9700 • www.bpcparks.org

Sunset Nature Walk Nature interpreter Dave Taft will identify the various insects and birds that come out as the sun sets. An astronomer from the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York will also help visitors use a filtered telescope to view the setting sun. See fascinating phenomena unknown and unseen by most people. All ages welcome. Fri., Sept. 29 from 6-7:15pm. The Pavilions, Wagner Park. Pre-registration recommended, call. 212-267-9700. Free.

A Little Fragment of Ireland Join contemporary art historian Dorothea Basile for a public art tour discussing Brian Tolle’s Irish Hunger Memorial designed to raise awareness of the events that led to the famine of 1845-52. Sat., Sept. 30 at 2pm. Meet at the memorial in Battery Park City. Free.

Bird Watching Battery Park City is a great spot for autumn bird watching. Watch as birds begin the annual journey south to warmer climates. Walks are led by birder/naturalists. Thurs., Oct. 5 & 12 from 9:30-11am and Sun., Oct. 21 from 11am - 12:30pm. The Pavilions, Wagner Park. All ages. Binoculars & field guides available to borrow. Free.
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Educational Alliance Art School
197 E. Broadway, bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts. • 212-780-2300 x463 • artschool@edalliance.org

The Creative Power of Drawing Learn how to use drawing as the starting point for creative exploration. Sat., Oct. 14 from noon - 1:30pm. Free, $10 donation requested to cover materials. Reservations required.

Getting Stoned: The Tao of Sculpting A stone carving workshop for people who want to explore their creative side, but don’t know where to start. Sat., Oct. 14 from 2:30-4:30pm. Free, $10 donation requested to cover materials. Reservations required.
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Downtown Alliance
www.DowntownNY.com

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.
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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.
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Light The Night Walk

Walking Fundraiser Annual fundraiser for the New York City chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society celebrating and commemorating lives touched by cancer. Thurs., Oct. 5 at 5:30pm. To register as a walker or for more information, visit www.lightthenight.org/nyc or contact Liz Walsh at (212) 448-9206 ext. 251 or walshl@lls.org.
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National Museum of the American Indian
One Bowling Green • 212-514-3700 • www.nmai.si.edu

Celebration for Diker Pavilion Celebrate the museum’s newest space. Gallery tours, performances and refreshments will welcome visitors to the Pavilion, the “Beauty Surrounds Us” exhibition and the exhibition “Indigenous Motivations.” Thurs., Oct. 5 from 6-8pm. Pavilion.
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Oyster Festival
Hanover Square and Stone St. • 212-482-0400

Day-Long Event The Oyster Festival is held in honor of the local Blue Point Oyster harvest is NYC’s version of the famous Galway International Oyster Festival held in Ireland. Enjoy oysters on the half shell and fried oysters with a pint of Guinness or a glass of white wine or champagne served by Ulysses Bar and other area restaurants. There will be live entertainment from local bands and an oyster shucking competition where everyone is invited to compete against the city’s finest chefs for the title of fastest shucker in the city. Sat., Sept. 30 from noon thru the evening.
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Shaolin Kung Fu
Grand St. & Chrystie St. • 212-592-1730 • dkkungfu@hotmail.com

Classes All ages and ability levels are welcome. Every Sat. & Sun. from 7-8am. $10 per class.
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South Street Seaport Museum
Fulton and South Streets • www.southstseaport.org

New York Packet The NexTradition featuring Ken Schatz and Alison Kelley perform songs from American history, from plantations, railroad gangs and clipper ships. Sun., Oct. 1 at 3pm. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. $5 adults, $2 children. 212-748-8568.

New York Review of Science Fiction Reading Series Guest curator Sheree Rene Thomas, editor of Dark Matters, welcomes authors Terence Taylor and Ahmad Wright. Tues., Oct. 3 at 7pm. Free, $5 suggested donation. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman Sts. 212-748-8568.

Huichol Yarn Art Celebrate Hispanic Heritage month and enjoy traditional folk tales. Explore the traditional Mexican art form of drawing with yarn. Sat., Oct. 7 from 1-4pm. Museum, 12 Fulton St. 212-748-8758.

Free Friday Free arts and cultural programming is offered on the third Friday of every month. This month’s theme is “Halloween at the Seaport.” From 5-9pm, visit the galleries. Make your own scary Halloween mask during “Boo! Guess Who!” from 5-8pm. Take part in an architecture and history tour of the Seaport District at 6 pm. First-come, first-served. Fri., Oct. 20 from 5-9pm. Schermerhorn Row, 12 Fulton St., bet South & Front Sts. Free.
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Tuesday Evening Hour
49 Fulton St. • 212-385-3650

Worldwide Adventures by Local Artists Join Ben Lyons, 2nd Officer of Queen Mary 2, travel writer and photographer for a slide show lecture on “Driving the Queen Mary 2.” Get a view from the bridge and take a look at life aboard the ship. Tues., Oct. 3 at 6:30pm. $2 suggested donation. Sponsored by the Fund for Creative Communities.
Exhibits

Abrons Arts Center
Henry Street Settlement • 466 Grand St. • 212-598-0400 • www.henrystreet.org/arts

Hip-Hop Don’t Stop View photographs by Martha Cooper (1978-2005) and sculpture by Carlos Rodriguez. Thru Oct. 8.
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apexart
291 Church St. • 212-431-5270 • www.apexart.org

Neo-Con Artworks by six international artists re-enact, with a twist, famous conceptual works by Acconci, Baldessari, Beuys, Boetti, Nauman & Ruscha. Continues thru Oct. 14. Free.
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Art Avanti

Art Show The art show of the Avanti group, a group of emerging New York artists whose works include watercolor, oil & acrylic paintings, pencil drawings and photographic collages. Exhibit is currently in progress.
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Cheryl Hazan Gallery
35 N. Moore St. • 212-343-8964 • www.CherylHazan.com

The Haiku of Painting A solo exhibition by Beatricia Sagar featuring new works based on the traditional Japanese form of poetry, Haiku. The works explore our relationship to our surroundings and use collage elements that reference the title and subject of the painting. Continues thru Oct. 15.
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The Drawing Center
35 Wooster St. • 212-219-2166 • www.drawingcenter.org

Common Destination: Selections Fall 2006 View the works of twelve emerging artists exploring the fictions, histories and futures of geopolitics through an expansive approach to drawing. Continues thru Oct. 28. _____________________________

Educational Alliance Art School
197 East Broadway, bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts • 212-780-2300 x 463 • www.edalliance.org/artschool

Painting the Metropolis View visions of Lower Manhattan by 19 contemporary artists including Patrick Antonelle, Ellen Bradshaw, John Silver and Jane Haher. The works reflect the inspiration the artists have received from their neighborhoods in the affordable warehouse spaces in Chinatown and lofts in Soho. Opening reception is Wed., Oct. 4 from 6-8pm. Continues thru Nov. 30.
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Franklin 54 Gallery
181 Christopher St., bet Washington & West Side Highway • 212-627-8690 • www.artnet.com/franklin54.html

Gwyneth Leech: Perfect Families An exhibition of oil portraits featuring non-traditional families, some mixed-race, some same sex and some genetically diverse. Oct. 1-29. Reception is Sat., Oct. 7 from 4-7pm.
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League for the Hard of Hearing
50 Broadway • 917-305-7766 • www.lhh.org

Hearing Aids In History View examples of non-electric hearing aids (speaking tubes, ear trumpets, etc.) and the development of electric hearing aids. Collection displays how manufacturers have tried to improve the quality of sound, to develop a smaller device and in some instances to conceal the device. Tues., Wed. and Thurs. from 9am-5pm. Free.
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Maiden Lane Exhibition Space
125 Maiden Lane, bet Water and Pear Sts. • 212-206-6061 • Open daily from 9am - 6pm

Debra Pearlman: Some Girls Continues thru Oct. 6.
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New York Law School
47 Worth St., Student Center

On Paper Three artists suggest new ways of creating work on paper. Michael Landis creates simple, direct warehouse drawings. Geraldine Cosentino’s work features computer-generated visualizations of algorithms. Objects are incorporated into Daniele Robbiani’s works emphasizing the organic nature of his paintings. Thru Oct. 13.
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Parks & Recreation’s Public Art

Garden for the Accused View a highly artificial, manmade landscape of trees, hedges and flowers. Thomas Paine Park, Foley Square, Worth, Lafayette & Centre Sts. Thru Nov. 8. Free. www.nyc.gov/parks.
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The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place • 212-968-1961 • www.skyscraper.org

Giants The Twin Towers and the Twentieth Century. Exhibit commemorates the original World Trade Center, viewing its creation in the context of the ambitions of the era and the hundred-year history of New York’s skyline. Thru March 27.
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Soho Photo
15 White St., bet West Broadway & 6th Ave. • 212-226-8571 • www.sohophoto.com

Celebrating Soho’s 35th Season Bill O’Donnell’s show “Home” explores the idea of life as a journey that eventually leads to home. His photos feature model houses in studio dioramas. Also view Bill Travis’s exhibition “Venice,” Richard Shevlin’s works entitled “From The Creation to The Garden of Eden,” Miguel Starcevich’s “Oil” and Jessica Iannuzzi’s works “untitled series I.” Continues thru Sept. 30.
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South Street Seaport Museum
www.southstseaport.org

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.
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St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway at Fulton St.

The Threads Project One World, One Cloth. “Some say the world is hanging by a thread. I say a thread is all we need.” In the aftermath of 9/11, weavers from around the world joined together to communally weave a world cloth using individual threads collected from tens of thousands of people from more than seventy countries. Thru Nov. 30.
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Trinity Church
Broadway at Wall Street

Reimagining Sacred Sound 9/11 and the Trinity Church Organ. Although the ashes of 9/11 brought the sound of the Trinity Church pipe organ to a sudden stop, the Church soon began a new chapter in the history of church organs. Exhibit allows visitors to experience organ music of the computer age while surrounded by the fascinating history of organs at Trinity Church. Thru Jan. 4.
Festivals

South Street Seaport
www.southstreetseaport.com

Speigeltent An opulent and wondrous venue of canvas, cut glass, mirrors, velvet and brocade, will be brought to New York by Ross Mollison and Vallejo Gantner to the location of the former Fulton Fish Market. 60 days of cabaret, music and family performances will take place thru Oct. 1. Purchase tickets by calling 212-279-4200. For more information, visit www.spiegelworld.com.

Upcoming performances:

Absinthe, A variety show, late night saunter through the sultriest, strangest circus in town. Thru Oct. 1, Tues. - Sun at 8pm and Fri. & Sat. at 10pm. $60-65.

The Cat Empire, A blend of jazz, hip hop, Latin and Australian soul music. Fri., Sept. 29 & Sat., Sept. 30 at midnight. $20 in advance, $25 night of show.

Howard Fishman, Hear The Original Howard Fishman Quartet perform live on Oct. 1 at 6pm. $15.

Jazz in the Garden, With the Greg Glassman Quartet. Fri. & Sat., Sept. 29 & 30. Free in the Spiegel Beer Garden.

LAVA, A performance of (w)HOLE, the (whole) History of Life on Earth, a blend of acrobatics, dance, wrestling, trapeze and theater about the geologic and evolutionary history of the earth. Every Wed., Sat. & Sun. in Sept. and also Oct. 1. Times vary, check online. $20 adults, $10 kids under 15.

Matt Munisteri & Brock Mumford, Matt Munisteri is a talented guitarist and songwriter. Brock features some of today’s most acclaimed traditional and modern improvisers. Fri., Sept. 29 at 6pm. $15.

Meow Meow - Singing sensation and exotic performance artist performs obsessional love songs with multimedia, tricks and gorgeous suicide ditties. Sat., Sept. 30 at 6pm. $20.

Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop-Shopping - The War on Tourism, Features exorcisms of all major credit cards and The Reverend leads holy hexes against Wal-Mart, Starbucks and home Depot. Sun., Oct. 1 at 2pm. $12 in advance, $15 day of performance.
Films

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

Daily Screenings View “Beauty Surrounds Us” celebrating the Native peoples whose objects are on view in the Diker Pavilion for Native Arts and Cultures. “Songs in Minto Life,” the songs of the Tanana Indians living near Minto Flats, Alaska, are alive with creativity and tradition. Also “Desempolvando Nuestra Historia/Dusting Off Our History,” Quechua elders from different villages in highland Bolivia who belong to the same clan rediscover ties between their two communities through their clothing, games, songs and agriculture. Thru Oct. 1, daily at 1 & 3pm and Thurs. at 5:30pm. The Screening Room, 2nd Floor.

October Film Screening Two films will be available for viewing. “Hopiit,” features impressionistic views from the Hopi Pueblos that highlight changes in village life during the four seasons. “Kiowa Cradleboard Maker: The Art and Tradition of Vanessa Jennings” teaches about the custom of many tribes of Indian people who celebrate and honor the birth of a child with a cradleboard. Vanessa Jennings, a Kiowa cradleboard maker, is featured in the film. Oct. 2-27 at 1 & 3pm daily and also Thurs. at 5:30pm. The Screening Room, 2nd Floor.
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Music


DEKK
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 7-10pm. No Cover. Reservations recommended.
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Knitting Factory
74 Leonard St. • 212-219-3132 • www.knittingfactory.com

Upcoming Shows Fri., Sept. 29: Julian Velard. Fri., Sept. 29: Bob Schneider. Sat., Sept. 30: U-Melt and Matt Wertz & Toby Lightman. Sun., Oct. 1: The Smyrk, At All Costs, Airdate, Red Light Green Light & Abbott Hayes. Mon., Oct. 2: Aiden Eve & The Innocent. Tues., Oct. 3: Dragons of Zynth, Harlem Shakes, White Rabbits & The Subjects. Wed., Oct. 4: Nightmare of You, The Films & Blacklist. Thurs., Oct. 5: Wolf Eyes & John Weise. Fri., Oct. 6: Damien Jurado.
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Location One
20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand St. • 212-219-8242 • www.roulette.org

Roulette Performances Shows are at 8:30pm. $15, $10 students. Check the website for upcoming shows.
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St. Paul’s Chapel
Broadway at Fulton St.

Live Music Tim Hays plays works by Scarlatti, Mozart and Bach on the piano. Mon., Oct. 2 at 1pm. $2 donation suggested.
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Tribeca Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College , 199 Chambers St. • www.ticketweb.com • 866-468-7619

Feel the Beat A benefit concert to raise funds for the “Feel the Beat School Program,” which teaches high school students life-saving CPR techniques. Concert features jazz and classical artists including Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon and more. Sun., Oct. 1 at noon. Mayor Michael Bloomberg will declare Oct. 1 CPR Awareness Day of NYC.
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VinoVino
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.
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Readings

Collective: Unconscious
279 Church St., 2 blocks south of Canal St. • vaultmonster@yahoo.com

Monster Mash Open Mike Get 7 minutes of stage time to do whatever you want, including comedy, poetry, music, dance, performance art, rants & raves. Every Tuesday night. Sign up at 7:45pm. Starts at 8:30pm. $5. On the 1st Tuesday of every month, pay what you want. Bring your own bottle.
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Theater

3LD Arts & Technology Center
80 Greenwich St., just below Rector St. • 212-645-0374 • www.3leggeddog.org

Late Night at 3LD ”The Mystic Renaldo The” is a parody performance-art music and comedy piece starring Aldo Perez as a Late-Romantic disinherited stage performer who is in constant inner battle with his sense of importance and failure. Fri., Sept. 29 at 10pm. $10. Wine & beer available for purchase.
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Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space
15 Nassau St. • 212-868-4444 • www.SmartTix.com

Death in Vacant Lot A stage adaptation of Terayama Shuji’s 1974 film “Death in the Fields,” performed by the New York-based international theater company The South Wing. The play with music is a coming-of-age tale about an adolescent run-away in WWII Japan as remembered by himself 20 years later. Oct. 4-14, Wed. - Fri. at 8pm and Sat. at 7 & 10pm. $20.
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Shooting Star Theater
At the South Street Seaport bet Front & South Sts. • 718-852-7773 • www.shootingstartheatre.org

Good Bye, My Lady Love A turn-of-the-last-century musicale written by and starring Sally Sherwood based on the lives and songs of Lillian Russell and 3 other celebrated singers of the last century. Fri., Sept. 29 and Thurs. - Sat., Oct. 5-7 and Tues., Oct. 17 at 8pm. Presented by Montauk Theatre Productions.
Tours

Joyce Gold History Tours of New York
212-242-5762 • www.nyctours.com

Gangs of New York & the Bloody Five Points Take a walking tour of a vibrant immigrant community in an area that was once the most notorious neighborhood in 19th century America. Sun., Oct. 1 at 1pm. Meet at Bayard St. & the Bowery, northwest corner. $15/$12.

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