ON THE JOB Photographs of New York City police and firefighters on exhibit at Synchronicity Space Fine Arts, 206 West 13th St. Photographs were taken by Steffen Kaplan, while riding with the NYPD. He is now a New York Times photography editor. On exhibit Oct. 28 thru Nov. 22. Gallery Hours: Tues. thru Sat., noon to 6 p.m. 646-230-8199 or www.synchronicityspace.com
ITALIAN MOVIE POSTERS Posteritati Movie Posters presents a new exhibition of Italian posters. Included are Elia Kazans On the Waterfront, and Hitchcocks Spellbound, (pictured above). There is an opening night cocktail party on Wed., Oct 22 from 6 to 8 p.m. Dave Kehr, a New York Times contributor who is publishing a new book on the posters, will attend. Posteritati specializes in rare, vintage movie posters and has over 12,000 original posters from over 38 different countries in stock. It is located at 239 Centre St. between Broome and Grand, across from the historic Police Building. 212-226-2207 or www.posteritati.com
EDIBLE ARTWORKS Exhibition of artwork that you can eat at Gallery Viet Nam. Wine and Vietnamese finger food will be available all day. Sat., Nov. 1. Viewing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., sale and consumption 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Special performance by Minh Ngoc, stage actress from Ho Chi Minh City, at 3 p.m. Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 55 North Moore St. 212-431-8889
DRAWINGS BY IRAQI SCHOOL CHILDREN On display at The Puffin Room in SoHo. Drawings were done by children at the Al-Assail Primary School in Baghdad approximately one month after the invasion. 435 Broome St. Wed to Sun. 12 to 7 p.m. 212-343-2881 www.puffinroom.org
Gallery Viet nam Tribecan Michael Schenker traveled to Vietnam and South West China photographing hill tribes. This photograph of a young girl was taken near Vinh Long, Mekong Delta. Hill tribes earned their name over the centuries by fleeing to the hills during periods of war and oppression. Gradually they developed their own identity, including artwork, language, and music that has thrived in virtual isolation from the outside world. Now on display as part of a group show at Gallery Viet Nam, 55 N. Moore St. 212-431-8889. www.galleryvietnam.com. Open 7 days, 11 a.m. 7 p.m. Limited editions available for sale.
PEACE ART ON THE PLAZA Zhang Huans Peace sculpture on display at the Ritz-Carlton in Battery Park City. The sculpture, which was cast directly from the artists body, tells Zhang Huans story and gestures towards that of the immigrant and the artist at large.
Fire Museum 2 New York City Fire Museum Classic firefighting equipment on display and childrens programs offered at the museum, 278 Spring St. Open Tue thru Sun, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. 212-691-1303
Juanita Velasco performs a weaving demonstration at the Museum of the American Indian at Bowling Green. For information on programs for children and adults contact: 212-514-3888 or www.AmericanIndian.si.edu
MIXED MEDIAS The drawings and watercolors of Joe DiNapoli will be on display at Spring Studio, located at 64 Spring Street, through September 30. The show includes 21 charcoal works and 12 watercolor landscapes. Call 212-226-7420 for more information.
THE MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS banner waves over Mulberry Street. Discover the history and culture of Chinese in the Americas. 70 Mulberry St., at the corner of Bayard. Museum hours: Tues.- Sun., 12-5 p.m.
Men At Sea at the Melville Gallery at the South Street Seaport Visit the many exhibits at the Gallery Monarchs of the Sea, an exhibit of ocean liner models and memorabilia; Van Ryper: A World of Ships in Miniature (ship models); and Men at Sea: The photographs of Jean Gaumy. Open Daily 10am to 6pm through Sept. 30; then 10am to 5pm daily. Admission is $5 for adults, children under 12 free. Admission includes all ships and galleries at the Seaport.
Cavin-Morris gallery, 560 Broadway, call for hours, 212-226-3768: The Greenwich Visionary, work from the estate of BRUNO DEL FAVERO, Sep. 6-Oct. 18.
CHERYL PELAVIN FINE ARTS, INC., 13 Jay St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-9424: Float, Trust, Enjoy, paintings & monotypes by JOHN MENDELSOHN, Sep. 4-Oct. 11.
THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE, 197 E. Broadway, Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-9 a.m., Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-780-2300: call for current exhibition information.
ETHAN COHEN FINE ARTS, 37 Walker St., Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 625-1250: Making China, contemporary Chinese art by 13 artists, curated by HUANG DU & BINGYI HUANG, call for closing date.
Finance museum gallery, 28 Broadway, call for hours, 212-908-4695: Pan Am & the Golden Age of Air Travel, celebrating the centenial anniversary of Pan Am, through Oct. 31.
Fraunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., Mon.-Tue., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-425-1778 : Frances Tavern: Forging a New Nation, exhibit tracing museum history, throug Dec. 31.
Latin Collector, 153 Hudson St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-334-7813: The Order of an Inner World, paintings by MEJIA-GUINAND, Sep. 10-Oct. 4.
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, 18 First Place, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thur. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 501-6130: call for current exhibitions.
New york city police museum, 100 Old Slip, call for hours, 212-480-3100: 9-11 Remembered & Through Their Eyes...NYPD Photographs, group exhibition, Sep. 3-Nov. 2.
The ritz carlton, Battery Park City, 24 hours, Seven Days, 212-206-6674: Art on the Plaza, instalation by Chinese artist ZHANG HUAN called Peace, presented by Creative Time, through April 2004.
SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM, Whitman Gallery, 209 Water St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 748-8600: Gold Medal Rescues, paintings by British artist TIM THOMPSON, ongoing; The Waves, prints by FRANK STELLA, ongoing; Mellville Gallery, 213 Water St., call for hours, 212-748-8735: Men at Sea, photographs by JEAN GAUNY, through Oct. 20.