Art Classes Six-session spring courses for adults include Ceramics, Beginning Drawing, Figure Drawing, Acrylic Painting, Photography, Clay Sculpture, Collage, Pottery, and more. Beginning on April 22. EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE ART SCHOOL, 197 E. Broadway. 212-780-2300 ext. 463 or email email@example.com.
Dance and Pilates Ballet, jazz, tango, hip-hop, and modern dance classes offered for all levels. $16/class, discounts for multiples. DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers St.) 2nd Floor. 212-279-4200, dnadance.org.
Downtown Boathouse Offers a number of kayaking classes and trips for a variety of levels. Go to the Park office and get an identification card (cost $9), which is needed for any class in the park. Ongoing. 646-613-0740, downtownboathouse.org.
Finding Rewarding Work in Today’s Job Market Forum led by career coaches Sherry Amanpour and Sharon Naulty aimed at answering questions, calming frustrations and transitioning you into your next career. June 4, 6:15 pm-7:45 pm. Free but reservations recommended. Sponsored by Trinity Wall St. 74 Trinity Pl, 2nd Floor Parlor. 212-602-0800, rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printmaking workshops and classes Lithography, drypoint, Japanese woodblock, etching, and water-based silkscreen techniques. Through July 20. Registration open now. MANHATTAN GRAPHICS CENTER, 481 Washington St. (bet. Spring & Canal). 212-219-8793, manhattangraphicscenter.org.
Sunset Singing Circle Sing along at sunset with fellow song lovers, sharing rounds, songs, and good times with folksingers Terre Roche and Marian Wilson. All ages no experience necessary. Bring a song. Through June 27 (except 5/23 & 6/20), 7-8:30 pm,
Elements of Nature Drawing Enjoy drawing parks and gardens with an artist-instructor. Materials provided. Robert F. Wagner Park. Weds., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Figure al Fresco Learn figure drawing outdoors with a model and an artist-educator. Materials provided. Rector Park East, Wednesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm
Tai Chi Learn and practice the ancient Chinese martial art. Beginners welcome. Esplanade Plaza. Fridays beginning in June (no class on 8/29 & 10/10), 8:30-9:30 a.m.
Volleyball after Work Join other adults for games of volleyball. No experience necessary. Esplanade Plaza. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m.
BATTERY PAK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY, Two South End Ave. 212-262-9700, bcparks.org
New Beginnings Chair Yoga Trinity Church’s seniors group meets for one hour of gentle yoga while seated 10-11 a.m.TRINITY CHURCH, Broadway at Wall St. 212-602- 0747, trinitywallstreet.org.
THE A.W.A.R.D. SHOW! Four-day festival of new work by 12 choreographers competing for $10,000. But waitthere’s more: the audience participates (hence the acronym: Artists With Audiences Responding 2 Dance) by voting on the works they think should win the prize money. May 29 June 1 at 7 p.m. $15. JOYCE SOHO, 155 Mercer St. 212-352-3101, joyce.org.
Ear to the Ground The semiannual commissioning series features Abby Man-Yee Chan’s “Cameo,” where East meets West to depict three of life’s key moments. Also: Alonzo Snyder’s “Traversations. Also: Alonzo Snyder’s “Take me there I belong. Here,” an Intra-Asian meditation on identity, integration, and evolution. May 29-31, 7:30 p.m. CHEN DANCE CENTER, 70 Mulberry Street, 2nd Floor (corner of Mulberry & Bayard). 212-349-0126, chendancecenter.org
Latin dance spectacular One of the most popular events in the annual Pathmark Multicultural Arts Festival hosts hundreds of sizzling dancers, from glamorous pros to aspiring young ensembles. June 1, noon-5 p.m. Free. South Street Seaport Pier 17. 866-894-1812.
Blessed is the Match U.S. premiere of “Blessed is the Match: The Life and Death of Hannah Senesh,” a documentary about the World War II-era poet, diarist, and resistance fighter. Followed by a discussion with narrator Joan Allen and director Roberta Grossman. June 2 at 7 p.m. Free with suggested donation. MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Pl. 646-437-4202, mjhnyc.org.
“Under the Buttonwood Tree.com” Part of LMCC’s performance series and the River To River Festival. Art fuses with commerce as the Buglisi Dance Theatre interprets some of the New York key moments. Features a live performance by the Aeros Wind Quintet. May 2830, 12:30p.m. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, 18 Broad St. rivertorivernyc.net
Fairway Bus Trips every Thursday Shopping trip to Fairway (Red Hook, Brooklyn) welcome to all senior citizens. Two van pick-up spots, 8:45 a.m. on River Terrace across from Pan Latin and at 9 a.m. on South End Ave. in front of the Chase bank. The van leaves Fairway at 11 a.m. for the return trip to BPC. Sponsored by BPCNA and the Downtown Alliance, bpcna.org.
Free Hearing Screenings at the League for the Hard of Hearing Every 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, email@example.com.
Saint Anthony of Giovinazzo Feast Get an eyeful of sights and sounds while getting a taste of Mama Italia. And don’t forget to pay your respects to the patron saint. May 21 June 11, 11 a.m. Mulberry St. (bet. Broome and Spring Sts.)
Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef Bursting forth in a colorful, crocheted panoply of loopy “kelps,” curlicue “corals,” and fringy “anemones,” this homage to Earth’s endangered coral reefs is a beautiful marriage of traditional arts & crafts and hyperbolic geometry. Featuring The Toxic Reef, New York Reef, and Chicago Reef (www.theiff.org) to raise awareness about these disappearing marine treasures. Through August. Free. WORLD FINANCIAL CENTER WINTER GARDEN, 220 Vesey St. 212-945-0505, worldfinancialcenter.com.
Beauty Surrounds Us Featuring 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. Two interactive media stations show visitors in-depth descriptions of each object. Through Fall 2008.
Emendatio Multimedia 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 Coast 400 artifacts from 11 Native American communities. Ongoing. Free. NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN, George Gustav Heye Center, One Bowling Green, 212-514-3700, AmericanIndian.si.edu.
Emily Berger: Recent Work Abstract exploration of geometric and organic shapes using line, layers, and gesture. Through June 14. THE PAINTING CENTER, 52 Greene St. 212-343-1060, thepaintingcenter.org
Daring to Resist: Jewish Defiance in the Holocaust This 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.
Sosúa Jewish 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.
Ron Galella: That’s Great! An exhibition of the notorious paparazzo’s images of Warhol’s life, times, and entourage during his Studio 54 heyday. Through May. STALEY-WISE GALLERY, 560 Broadway 212-966-6223, staleywise.com.
Lois Greenfield, “celestial bodies” Color photos of dancers in motion. Through Aug. 31. GALLERY @ DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM, 280 Broadway (entrance at 53 Chambers St.) 212-625-8369, dnadance.org.
Cameron Hayes Solo exhibition of paintings, installations, and their sculptural hybrids. Parts whimsy, menace, pathos, and sensuality, the idiosyncratic works delve deeper into their hieroglyphic language and feature rich detail that rewards the patient viewer. Through June 21. RONALD FELDMAN FINE ARTS, 31 Mercer St. 212-226-3232, feldmangallery.com
Heroes This exhibit looks at the many people from diverse backgrounds that joined together to win America’s independence. Paintings on exhibit include Henry Hintermeister’s “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 Talk As Manhattan’s oldest surviving building, 54 Pearl Street has witnessed nearly 300 years of the city’s history. Ongoing. $4, $3 seniors and children under 18, and free to children under six. FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM, 54 Pearl St. 212-425-1776, frauncestavernmuseum.com.
If I Had A Hammer Group exhibition featuring artwork about protest, encouragement, and buildings. Through June 7. FRESH ART, 548 Broadway, 3rd Fl. 646-262-3273, freshartnyc.org.
Inside the Fence This 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.
György Kepes: Languages of Vision The Hungarian pioneer behind MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies is also an artist whose new media work explores the connection between art, science, technology, and industry. Through Sept. 19 HUNGARIAN CULTURAL CENTER NEW YORK, 447 Bway, 212-750-4450, culturehungary.org
Frederick Kiesler: Co-Realities This historical exhibition traces the interests of the Austro-American architect and artists in the expressive possibilities of drawing through key projects from the 1940s to the ’60s and will include never-before-seen drawings on loan from the Kiesler Foundation, Vienna. Through July 24. DRAWING CENTER, 35 Wooster St. 212-219-2166, drawingcenter.org.
A Life in Whaling This new exhibit explores the reality for the sailor signing up for a whaling voyage. Through original artifacts used and kept onboard whaling vessels, the views gets a sense of what life was really like for a sailor, dispelling myths about whaling popularized through movies and literature. Through Oct.
Ocean Liner Cutaways Since the inception of ocean travel, advertising has been the key to entice passengers young and old to sign on for a voyage. The Museum has an excellent collection of cutaways through the years, from the famous Great Easter of the 1850s through the modern cruise ships of today. Visitors get their own “inside look” into the rich lifestyle of ocean travel. Through Dec.
Soundings Treasures from the museum’s permanent collection, including scrimshaw, ship portraits and models, newspapers, maps, toys, signal flags and more, exploring all of the languages of communication used in port. Through Oct.
VIEWS OF NEW YORK: 1660-1868 Views of NY depict a dynamic port city that changed dramatically in its first two centuries. From its modest beginnings as an outpost in the New World for the Dutch East India Company, NY was well on its way to commercial and cultural dominance of the young American nation in the post-Civil War years. Through Oct. $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.
Monarchs of the Sea In 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 fives are free. South Street Seaport Museum, WALTER LORD GALLERY (213 Water St). 212-748-8786, southstseaport.org.
New York Modern This 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 spring. $5 general, $2.50 seniors/students. SKYSCRAPER MUSEUM, 39 Battery Pl (bet Little West St & 1st Pl). 212-968-1961, skyscraper.org
Policing a Changed City Chronicles how the NYPD has used new technology, community outreach, and intelligence gathering to fight crime and terrorism since 9/11.
United response: Commemorating 9/11 Photos 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 (bet. South & Water Sts). 212-480-3100, nycpolicemuseum.org.
Re:Construction Bridges 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 three-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.
Dubossarsky & Vinogradov: The New People Are Already Here Three new large-scale paintings by Russian duo Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov, whose work threads themes of Russian painting, socialist realism, with the sly capitalism of pop culture.
Soft Serve Taylor McKimmens’ iconographic goulash of installation, sculpture, painting, and drawing. Through June 14. Tues. through Sat., 12-6 p.m. DEITCH PROJECTS, 76 Grand St., (212) 343-7300, deitch.com
Washington and Oregon in Infrared Photographer John Custodio’s fusion of documentary, travelogue, and fine art. Infrared black and white photos with sepia/colored tint Through May 31. Free
Duane Rakestraw, “J’accuse” The exhibition’s noir-styled color images were inspired by old movie sets and movie posters are haunted an encroaching darkness. Through May. Free. SOHOPHOTO, 15 White St. 212-226-8571, sohophoto.com.
bang on a can marathon A 12-hour torrent of mind-boggling, genre-bending music. A continuous stream of pioneering artists from around the globe will take the stage in the Winter Garden for a musical adventure. Come and go as you like or stay all night long. May 31, 6pmJune 1, 6am. Free. World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St. RiverToRiverNYC.com.
The Best of Brooklyn Dynamic singer/songwriters Chana Rothman, Clare Burson, and Michelle Citrin. June 11 at 7 pm. $15 non-members, $10 members. MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Pl. 646-437-4202, mjhnyc.org.
SHE WOLVES from the Tiber to the Hudson The final of three immersive events whose fusion of water, sound and light will bring the mythic She-Wolf to life and transform outdoor river spaces with site-specific animations and music. May 30 at 9:30 p.m. Free.
Wire British 70s punk band whose influence ranges from R.E.M., the Cure and Guided by Voices to Minor Threat and Black Flag. Die! Die! Die! opens. May 30 at 7 p.m. Free. South Street Seaport, Pier 17. RiverToRiverNYC.com.
Roulette Experimental Music Series Throughout May at 8:30 p.m. Featured performers this month include Ha-Yang Kim, Erik Friedlander, and Jane Rigler. Each concert $20. ROULETTE, 20 Greene St (bet. Canal & Grand). 212-219-8242, roulette.org.
Trinity Church Concerts Sacred Grounds Sacred Sounds performs the work of Pere Lachaise by Beethoven. June 5, 1-2 pm. Suggested donation $2. TRINITY CHURCH, Broadway at Wall St. 212-602- 0747, trinitywallstreet.org.
TALKS & READINGS
Tuesdays at 9 Weekly forum led by Naked Angels Theater Company’s creative directors that attracts more than 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.
Restaurant Management Boot Camp (Lower Manhattan) Training for entrepreneurs looking to learn the legal nuts and bolts of restaurant ownership and management. May 27 July 22, 2-4:30 p.m. LOWER MANHATTAN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS CENTER, 110 Williams St., 4th Floor Conference Room/Board Room. 212.513.6394 (CK Chung)
Betrayed Based on New Yorker writer George Packer’s interviews in Baghdad, the play tells the story of three young Iraqisone man and one womanmotivated to risk everything for America’s promise of freedom. Through June 15. $25-$60. CULTURE PROJECT, 55 Mercer St. (at Broome). 212-352-3101, cultureproject.org.
Cooperative village When Frances finds a body in the laundry room of her building in the Lower East Side’s Cooperative Village, it sets in motion a bizarrely comic yet terrifying chain of events. Written and performed by Frances Madeson. Thurs.-Sat. through May 31 at 8 p.m. $10. Church Street School for Music and Art, 74 Warren St. 212-982-2973, carolmrp.com.
Shua Group: Giant Place Detail A world premiere show that will reveal daily life in the Winter Garden from the perspective of cleaners, clerks, bankers, brokers, reporters, etc who actually inhabit the Winter Garden. 40 performers will convert the everyday dynamic into a playground of movement that re-imagines the function of the public space. Video-sonic art installation through June 14. Free. World Financial Center Winter Garden, 220 Vesey St. 212-945-0505, worldfinancialcenter.com.
You’re Gonna Hear From Me: A Nancy Wilson Revue Songstress Jenelle Lynn Randall’s cabaret tribute to the jazz legend. SHOOTING STAR THEATER, 40 Peck Slip, at the South Street Seaport. May 23-June 1. Fri. & Sat., 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Sat., 3p.m., Sun., 5p.m. $15. 917-239-6690.
This is Burlesque A 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.
Gangs of NY and the Bloody Five Points The notorious Five Points, 19th century immigrant neighborhood, with gangs like the Roach Guards, Plug Uglies, and Dead Rabbits. May 31at 1 p.m. Two-hour tour. $15, $12 seniors/students. Meet at Bayard St. (one block south of Canal) & the Bowery, northwest corner at Bank of America. 212-242-5762, joycegoldhistorytours.com
Public Art Walking Tours LMCC offers a series of three 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 9/11 Walking tours of Ground Zero. Daily. VISITORS CENTER, 120 Liberty St. For hours and info, visit tributewtc.org.
Wall Street Walking Tour Free 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
Museum at Eldridge Street Guided tours led by historian-trained docents tell the story of the 1887 landmark synagogue, and illuminate the experience of the East European Jewish immigrants who settled on the LES in the late 19th century. Sun.-Thurs. from 10 am to 4 pm. $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 children MUSEUM OF ELDRIDGE STREET, 12 Eldridge St. 212-219-0888, eldridgestreet.org.
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