Volume 20, Number 43 | THE NEWSPAPER OF LOWER MANHATTAN - MARCH 7 -- 13, 2008

The Listings

© Geoff Oliver Bugbee

Harvest, Sustenance and SurvivalA photo exhibit of women and food from around the world commemorates International Women’s Day and previews the upcoming Mercy Corps Action Center to End World Hunger, the interactive education center focusing on global issues currently under construction in Battery Park City. Through March 11. CHELSEA MARKET, 10th Ave. bet. 15th & 16th St. Free. actioncenter.org

CLASSES

The Battery Park City Parks Conservancyis sponsoring a number of classes for adults. In Swim lessons (Beginner and Intermediate levels I and II), participants learn and refine various strokes and breathing techniques. Other classes include Baby and Me Swims for parents and children ages 1-3, tai chi, and yoga. Prices vary, discounted for members. COMMUNITY CENTER at Stuyvesant High School, 345 Chambers St (access: West St.) 212 267 9700, bpcparks.org.

Downtown Boathouse Winter Pool ProgramIntroductory classes (i.e. paddling and maneuvering) teach the basics of kayaking during the off-season. All participants must register with Riverbank State Park. Go to the Park office and get an identification card (cost $9), which is needed for any class in the park. Class fee is $3. Each section runs on either a Sat. or Sun., for 4 weeks, from 4-5:30 p.m. Through March 23. 646-613-0740, downtownboathouse.org.


DANCE

Bridgman/Packer DanceCollaborators since 1978, Art Bridgman and Myrna premiere Memory Bank, the 3rd piece in their trilogy of dance/video works that explore the intricacies of identity, perception, intimacy and time. Also on the program is Bridgman/Packer’s acclaimed 2005 work Under The Skin, score by Ken Field. March 8 at 8 p.m. $25, $18.Raw MaterialDiverse in content, style and medium, this is a juried performance series that March 7 & 8 at 8 p.m. March 9 at 3 p.m. $20, $17, $15. DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM, 280 Broadway. 212-625-8369, dnadance.org.

Savoy SwingEnjoy the story of the Harlem Renaissance told through the music and dance of the Savoy Swingers. The poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Count Basic and Jimmy Lunceford are brought to life in this tap, swing and Lindy Hop performance. March 8 at 1:30 p.m. $25. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 199 Chambers St. tribecapac.org.


EVENTS

Free Hearing Screenings at the League for the Hard of HearingEvery Tues. from 12-2pm and every Thurs. from 4-6pm. Call or email to schedule an appointment. League for the Hard of Hearing, 50 Broadway, 6th Fl. 917-305-7766, appointments@llh.org.

Port at the PortEnjoy hors d’ oeuvres, live music, and a free souvenir wineglass while sampling wines. Der Scutt, architect and collector of ship models and ocean liner memorabilia, leads a tour of the Museum’s new exhibit, Ocean Liner Cutaways. March 7, 7-9 p.m. $85. South Street Seaport Museum, 12 Fulton St. 212-748-8786, southstseaportmuseum.org.

Sundays in the CityIndependent feature films, short films, fan films, animated shorts, and documentaries. Highlights include “The Amazing Adventures of Little Batman,” the doc short “Lisa Loeb Songwriting,” the comedy “Staten Island,” the feature fan called “The Return of the Ghostbusters,” the feature “Three Long Years.” The complete schedule is on the website. March 9 & 16. Tickets are $10. TRIBECA CINEMAS, 54 Varick St. sundaysinthecity.com

Tribeca Film Festival Volunteersis looking for volunteers to work in a variety of jobs before and during the festival. Meet interesting people, celebrate good cinema, and become involved in an event that is a vital part of the cultural life of Downtown. The festival runs April 23-May 4. tribecafilmfestival.org.


EXHIBITS

30th Anniversary Exhibition Featuring work by Carlos Alfonzo, Luis Frangella, Keith Haring, and David Wojnarowicz, whose early solo shows with Hal Bromm Gallery launched successful careers tragically cut short by AIDS. 30 brings to light important works they created, as well as the strong creative and social bonds between them. Through March 28. HAL BROMM GALLERY, 90 W. Broadway (at Chambers St.) 212-732-6196, email hbartanddesign@gmail.com.

Annual art exhibitionChildren, teens and adults display their artwork inspired by Battery Park City. Through March 28. BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY, 2 South End Ave. 212-267-9700, bpcparks.org.

Beauty Surrounds UsFeaturing an elaborate Quechua girl’s dance outfit, a Northwest Coast chief’s staff with carved animal figures and crests, Seminole turtle shell dance leggings, a conch shell trumpet from pre-Columbian Mexico, and an Inupiak (Eskimo) ivory cribbage board. 2 interactive media stations show visitors in-depth descriptions of each object. Through Fall 2008.EmendatioMultimedia installation challenging commonly held assumptions about Native people and tribute to Pablo Tac, a Luieno Indian who traveled to Rome in the 19th century. Through July 20.Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast400 artifacts from 11 Native American communities. Ongoing. Free. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green, 212-514-3700, AmericanIndian.si.edu.

Bodies: The ExhibitionPreserved human bodies along with hundreds of body parts and internal organs. Ongoing. $27.50 general, $23.50 seniors, $21.50 ages 12 and under. EXHIBITION CENTER at the South Street Seaport, 11 Fulton St. 888-9BODIES, bodiestheexhbition.com.

Lynda CaspeA career retrospective of paintings, drawings, sculpture and sculptural reliefs. March 3-28. Gallery of the Office of the Manhattan Borough President. MUNICIPAL BLDG, 1 Centre St. South Tower, 19th Fl. Photo ID req.

Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the HolocaustThis large-scale exhibition, presented in association with Ghetto Fighters’ House, Israel, brings to light the stories of men, women, and children who defied the Nazis. Through July.Paul goldman, “to return to the land”From Tel Aviv streetscapes to the bombing of the King David Hotel, from street vendors to Prime Ministers, these photos of the birth of Israel capture life before statehood and during the War of Independence.SosúaJewish refugees who made their home in the Dominican Republic in the late 1930s, and their Dominican neighbors, are the subject of this new, bilingual exhibition. $10 adults, $7 seniors, $5 students. Members and children 12 and younger free. Admission is free on Wed. from 4-8 p.m. MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE– A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Pl. 646-437-4202, mjhnyc.org.

Fighting Irishmen: Celebrating Celtic PrizefightersWhen the Irish immigrated to New York, landing at the South Street piers, they brought this pugilistic tradition with them This exhibit traces the history of these fighting Irish, from the 19th century to the present.Model ShipsFrom religious artifacts to treasured collectibles to engineering prototypes, this exhibit traces the history of model watercraft from ancient times to the present.There Once Was a Neighborhood: The Lower East Side, 1937-1950Photographs taken by Rebecca Lepkoff capture a vibrant and close-knit multi-ethnic community. These images uncover a forgotten time and place revealing how the LES has both stayed the same and changed forever. SoundingsTreasures from the museum’s permanent collection, including scrimshaw, ship portraits and models, signal flags and more. All exhibitions are ongoing. $8 general admission, $6 seniors/students, $4 children 5-12, under 5s are free. SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, 12 Fulton St (bet Front & South Sts). 212-748-8786, southstseaport.org.

Ruth HardingerPaintings and sculpture. Through April 14. TAMA Gallery, 5 Harrison St. 212-566-7030, tamagallery.biz.

Harvest, Sustenance and Survival: A Photo Exhibit of Women and Food from Around the WorldA compelling exhibit that celebrates International Women’s Day and previews the upcoming Mercy Corps Action Center to End World Hunger, the interactive education center focusing on global issues that is under construction in Battery Park City. Through March 11. CHELSEA MARKET, 10th Ave. bet. 15th & 16th St. Free. actioncenter.org

Thomas Holton, “The Lams of Ludlow Street”Photos. SASHA WOLF Gallery, 10 Leonard St. 212-925-0025, sashawolf.com.

HeroesThis exhibit looks at the many people from diverse backgrounds who joined together to win America’s independence. Paintings on exhibit include Henry Hintermeister The Drill Master, John Ward Dunsmore’s The Message from Lexington, and Dennis Mallone Carter’s Molly Pitcher at the Battle of Monmouth. Ongoing. Adeline Moses Loeb Gallery.If These Walls Could TalkAs Manhattan’s oldest surviving building, 54 Pearl Street has witnessed nearly 3 centuries of the city’s history. Ongoing. $4, $3 seniors and children under 18, and free to children under 6. FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM, 54 Pearl St. 212-425-1776, frauncestavernmuseum.com.

Inside the FenceThis exhibit serves as a tribute to the dedicated people in transportation, sanitation, and construction trades who played a major role in supporting the recovery at the WTC site, and provides a glimpse into current projects in development in construction, sanitation and transit based upon increased awareness and innovative technologies developed after the attacks. Through June 9. THE TRIBUTE WTC VISITOR CENTER, 120 Liberty St. tributewtc.org.

“I Suppose I Shall Be Impeached for It…”Theodore Roosevelt, Augustus Saint-Gaudens and America’s Most Beautiful Coin. Examples of early cameos are displayed along with classical numismatic prototypes, and the centerpiece of the exhibit is the progression of the design process for new coinage. Through March. FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NY, 33 Liberty St. (bet. Nassau & William). numismatics.org.

Richard Kostelanetz, “WORD PRINTS”Exhibited along with his NUMBERS ONE (and perhaps some other words) high above the bookshelves at the new Mulberry Street branch of The NY Public Library. Through April. Main reading room. 10 Jersey St. (bet Mott & Mulberry). Richardkostelanetz.com.

KRAPPY KAMERA SHOWJuried 10th national Krappy Kamera competition, featuring images that have been produced using equipment from the lowest end of the technological scale, has more than 50 finalists on display. Through March 29. SOHO PHOTO, 15 White St. 212-226-8571, sohophoto.com.

Fawn Krieger, “Company”A large-scale installation depicting a store with a real cashier and wares. Through April 26. ART IN GENERAL, 79 Walker St. 212-219-0473, artingeneral.org.

Monarchs of the SeaIn celebration of the ocean liner era, this permanent exhibition features plans, models and memorabilia evoking the majesty and magic of a time when ocean liners were considered the last word in luxury travel. $8 general admission, $6 seniors/students, $4 children 5-12, under 5s are free. South Street Seaport Museum, WALTER LORD GALLERY (213 Water St). 212-748-8786, southstseaport.org.

Shalom Neuman, “Toxic Paradise/America”Large sculptural paintings depicting mankind’s cruelty to the planet as well as modeling paste, acrylic paint and found objects surrounded by little plastic figures. Through April 10. FUSIONARTS MUSEUM, 57 Stanton St. 212-995-5290, artnet.com/fusionartsmuseum.html

New York ModernThis futuristic exhibition analyzes the predictions of the early 20th century in the work of leading architects and planners such as Hugh Ferriss, Raymond Hood, Harvey Wiley Corbett, and the Regional Plan Association, as well as science fiction imagery and futuristic films. Through April. $5 general, $2.50 seniors/students. SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM, 39 Battery Pl (bet Little West St & 1st Pl). 212-968-1961, skyscraper.org

Rachel Dalnekoff-Ilan, “Off the beaten Path”In the artist’s first NY show, dense forests and tangled vegetation as the settings for ambiguous human dramas in strong, vividly colored oil paintings. Through March 30. SYNAGOGUE FOR THE ARTS GALLERY SPACE, 49 White St (bet Broadway & Church). 212-966-7141, email info@synagogueforthearts.org.

Policing a Changed Citychronicles how the NYPD has used new technology, community outreach, and intelligence gathering to fight crime and terrorism since 9-11.United response: Commemorating 9/11Photos and drawings of police officers firefighters, rescue workers, and volunteers who helped the city after the attacks. Both exhibits are ongoing. $5 suggested donation, $3 seniors, $2 children 6-12. NYC POLICE MUSEUM, 100 Old Slip (btn South & Water Sts). 212-480-3100, nycpolicemuseum.org.

Re:Constructionbridges the efforts of multiple public partners and the creative community to both highlight and enliven the process of rebuilding while improving the quality of life in Lower Manhattan through the creation of places of attraction, curiosity and anticipation. The 3 pilot projects are “Best Pedestrian Route” (John St, east of Bway); “Fulton Fence” (Fulton St east of Bway); and “Concrete Jungle” (Bway, bet. John & Ann Sts). reconstructionnyc.org.

Renascenceinternationally juried exhibition of new media works showcases installations, net art, video and interactive sculpture that combine visual art and technology in innovative ways, featuring artists who have disabilities ranging from polio, deafness and mental illnesses. Through March 16. WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER

Thinking in Loop3 Videos on Iconoclasm, Ritual and Immortality feature footage that spreads both knowledge and propaganda. Through March 29. APEXART, 291 Church St. 212-431-5270, apexart.org.

Auguste Rhonda Tymeson, “Spread my soul”Large paintings on hand-cut Okawara paper. Through March 29. CHERYL PELAVIN FINE ARTS, 13 Jay St. 212-925-9424, cherylpelavin.com.


MUSIC

Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights in JazzSalute to Freddy Cole. Cabaret Jazz featuring Houston Person, David “Fathead” Newman, Cynthia Scott, Lew Soloff & the Freddy Cole Quartet. March 13 at 8 p.m. $30, $27.50.Tessa SouterBorn of Trinidadian and English parents, the New York-based vocalist infuses jazz with the soul and passion of flamenco, Indian, and Middle Eastern music. March 14 & 15 at 8 p.m. $25 general, $15 students/seniors. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 199 Chambers St. 212-220-1460, trbecapac.org.

Roulette Experimental Music SeriesThroughout March at 8:30 p.m. Each concert $15, $10 students/seniors. ROULETTE, 20 Greene St (bet. Canal & Grand). 212-219-8242, roulette.org.

Trinity Church ConcertsTrinity Choir and Rebel Baroque Orchestra perform Hadyn’s “Theresa” Mass and “Creation Mass.” March 11 at 7:30 p.m. $25 general, $15 students/seniors. My Lord Chamber’s Consort plays works by Jones, Worley and Dowland. March 13, 1-2pm. Suggested $2. TRINITY CHURCH, Broadway at Wall St. 212-602-0800, trinitywallstreet.org.


TALKS & READINGS

Author readings and talksSusan Choi, author of “Person of Interest,” reads on March 12. Laura Lippman, “Another Thing to Fail,” on March 13. Martha Sherrill, “Dog Man,” on March 14. All readings are at 7 p.m. Free. BARNES AND NOBLE, 97 Warren St. 212-587-5389, bn.com.

NYU “In Print” seriesHarvard professor Samantha Power discusses her new book, “Chasing the Flame: Sergio Vieira de Mello and the Fight to Save the World,” which offers an answer to the question of who possesses the moral authority and political power to protect human life and bring peace to the world. Sponsored by NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. March 10, 6:30-7:45 p.m. Free and open to the public. WOOLWORTH BUILDING, 15 Barclay St. 4th Fl. (bet. Bway & Canal). 212-992-8390, scps.global.affairs@nyu.edu.

NY MODERN LECTURE SERIESTo expand the themes of the current exhibition NY Modern, museum director Carol Willis presents lectures examining the development of a new aesthetic in skyscraper design and ideas of urban planning. March 11, Rockefeller Center: The Future in Amber. $10 each; $5 members. SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM, 39 Battery Pl (bet Little West St & 1st Pl). 212-968-1961, skyscraper.org

Seaport Book ClubOn the second Thurs. of each month explore a different book related to the history of the Port of NY or the Maritime Atlantic. In honor of Women’s History Month, the March selection delves into the world of female captains in the age of sail. March 13 at 6 p.m. SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, 12 Fulton St. RSVP. at 212-748-8568 or email lshope@southstseaport.org.

Larry SilversteinThe developer of the WTC speaks on “Building the Future of Lower Manhattan.” NY LAW SCHOOL, 47 Worth St. Free, registration req. March 13 at 8:15 a.m. 212-431-2135, nyls.edu/realestate.

There is Not Sex in SoulThe Woman Question Debate in the Early Republic. An exploration of the rol of women and equality of the sexes in post-Revolutionary NY. March 12 at 12:30 p.m. Fraunces Tavern Museum, Pearl St. 212-425-1778, frauncestavernmuseum.org.

Tuesdays at 9This weekly forum, led by Naked Angels Theater Company’s creative directors, attracts over 100 people who gather to listen and participate in cold readings of scenes, short plays and fiction. Free. TRIBECA CINEMAS, 54 Varick St. (at Laight St.). nakedangels.com.

Vietnam, Cambodia, ThailandTuesday Evening Hour nonprofit weekly slideshow program. March 11 at 6:30pm. $2. 49 Fulton St. 212-964-3936, tuesdayeveninghour.com.

The WatchmanRobert Crais will discusss his new novel “The Watchman.” March 7 at 6 p.m. Free. MYSTERIOUS BOOKSHOP, 58 Warren St. 212-587-1011, mysteriousbookshop.com


THEATER

THE DOWNTOWN 33LD Art & Technology Center, Dance New Amsterdam & HERE Arts Center have formed an alliance to promote Downtown theater. By purchasing The Downtown 3 Punchcard, members receive discounted admission to all 3 venues, offering an affordable way to view performances in Lower Manhattan’s alternative arts scene. At $33, the card offers 3 tickets. 212-352-3101, downtown3.org.

Lower NinthA new play inspired by the effects of Hurricane Katrina about 2 men stranded on a roof. As Malcolm and E-Z struggle to survive, they must battle heat, hunger, and their pasts. Written by Beau Willimon, directed by Daniel Goldstein, and featuring Gaius Charles, James McDaniel, and Gbenga Akkinagbe. Through April 5. $40-$45. FLEA THEATER, 41 White St. (bet. Bway & Church). 212-219-2020, flea.org.

MomikBased on “See Under: Love” by best-selling Israeli novelist David Grossman. This uplifting play brings the story of 9-year-old Momik’s childhood in 1950s Jerusalem and of his investigations into the Holocaust, triggered by arrival of his long lost grandfather Anshel, a survivor of the German concentration camps. In Russian with English super-titles. March 20-22 at 7:30 p.m. March 22 & 23 at 3 p.m. $45-65. TRIBECA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, 199 Chambers St. tribecapac.org.

Rus(h)An intimate multimedia psychosexual mystery. Lost in a labyrinth of repeating memories and trapped in a failing marriage, Rus yearns to feel something new. After a car accident connects him to Sonny, a gay hustler, he descends into a world of sex, drugs and violence. Text and video design by James Scruggs. Through March 22. 3LD ARTS & TECHNOLOGY CENTER, 80 Greenwich St. 212-352-3101, here.org.

This is BurlesqueA racy new weekly revue featuring Murray Hill, neo-burlesque star Angie Pontani, The World Famous Pontani Sisters, and others. Thurs-Sat at 8pm. $25. CORIO, 337 West Broadway (at Grand St). smarttix.com, thisisburlesque.com.


TOURS

Public Art Walking ToursLMCC offers a series of 3 self-guided audio tours exploring public art Downtown. Entitled “Art and Security,” “Art and the Body,” and “Monuments and Memory,” the 45-minute tours are narrated by Perry Garvin and William Smith. Download the free tours to your iPod or other MP3 player and start walking. lmcc.net.

Tribute WTC 9/11Walking tours of Ground Zero. Daily. VISITORS CENTER, 120 Liberty St. For hours and info, visit tributewtc.org.

Wall Street Walking TourFree 90-minute guided walking tour weaving together the history, events, architecture and people of Downtown. Thurs. and Sat. at noon. Meet at the steps of the National Museum of the American Indian. One Bowling Green, Alliance for Downtown NY, 212-606-4064, downtownny.com


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