Volume 18 • Issue 48 | April 14 – 20, 2006

The Listings


Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

2 South End Avenue • 212-267-9700 • www.bpcparks.org

ANNUAL ART EXHIBITION Kids, teens and adults show their work created in BPCPC’s painting & drawing programs. Continues weekdays from 2 to 4pm thru March 31. Free.

Yoga An introduction to Hatha Yoga’s physical postures as well as deep breathing practices and relaxation techniques that recharge the body and quiet the mind. In addition to creating physical well being, yoga promotes clear thinking, releases stress, reduces negativity, and leads to the discovery of the joy within each individual. The course is taught by Molly Heron who has practiced Hatha Yoga for over 25 years and teaches at Integral Yoga Institute in Greenwich Village. 10 Wednesdays from 7:15 – 8:15 pm starting March 29. $75 members, $105 non members.

Castle Clinton

Battery Park

Eggs on End: Standing on Ceremony Inaugurate spring at the 30th Annual Spring Equinox Celebration at the exact equinox moment, Mon., March 20 at 1:26 pm. This signals the official start of spring. At this time the sun crosses the equator into the northern Hemisphere and it is possible to stand an egg up on its end. 360 eggs will be provided and participants are invited to bring drums and other musical instruments. The celebration begins at 1 pm.

Downtown Alliance

Downtown Third Thursdays Join Gail Fenske, Professor of Architecture at Roger Williams University, for a lecture on “The Skyscraper and the City: The Woolworth Building and the Making of the Modern New York Woolworth Building.” Thurs., April 20 at 7pm. Free. Reservations required. Call 212-835-2773 beginning the first day of April. Takes place at the Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway.

Historic Downtown Walking Tour A free 90-minute walking tour exploring the historic area around City Hall. An expert guide will reveal the area’s architectural marvels and colorful characters. Tuesdays at noon. Meet at the New York City Tourism Center on Broadway bet Vesey & Barclay Sts. 212-606-4064.

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.

Downtown Information Center

25 Broad Street • 212-425-INFO

Poetry and Commerce II Join Wall Street Rising for an evening of drink and verse featuring a trio of exceptional New York poets. Refreshments provided by Dodo Café. Wed., March 29 from 6:30-8pm. RSVP necessary.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

33 Liberty Street

Affordable for Whom? Conference will address the dynamics of affordability in housing markets such as New York City, San Francisco and Boston. Tues., April 25 from 8:30am to 5pm.

Museum of American Finance

28 Broadway, Museum Gallery

Celebrate Tax Day Come to a Financial Literacy Family Day and learn how money is made and about the government’s fight against counterfeiting. Children can design new currency using new security features. Sat., April 15 from 10am – 4pm. Kids free, $2 adults.

Fraunces Tavern Museum

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

Lunchtime Lecture Giles Wright, the Director of the African American History Programs for the New Jersey Historical Commission, will speak on the contributions of black soldiers in that state. Tues., March 21 at 12:30pm. Free with museum admission.

Keeping the American Revolution Alive The first in a 3-part lecture series introduces 3 unique perspectives on John Ward Dunsmore’s work, whose images of the American Revolution became a ubiquitous part of 20th century popular culture. The first lecture, by Alexander Katlan, noted painting conservator, will discuss his work on conserving the Museum’s collection of paintings with dramatic before and after prints. Wed., March 22 at 7pm. $10 each lecture, $22 for the series; or $7 each, $15 for the series for members. All lectures take place at Salmagundi Art Club, 47 Fifth Avenue at 12th St. 212-425-1778 ext. 21.

Mannahatta Lounge

316 Bowery at Bleeker St. • 212-253-8644

Leukemia Fundraiser To benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and NYC Chapter of Team-in-Training. Event includes an open bar with wine and beer, live music by Earl Pickens and a silent auction. Desserts will be provided by BoBo Gourmet. Thurs., March 23 from 7-9pm. $50, $45 with advance RSVP by March 22 to march23event@gmail.com.

Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place

Memoir Discussion Journalists Sam Freedman and Joe Lelyveld discuss their memoirs, Who She Was and Omaha Blues. Sam Freedman, former reporter for the New York Times, traces his mother’s remarkable life in his memoir Who She Was: My Search for My Mother’s Life. Formerly the executive editor at the New York Times, Joseph Lelyveld investigates his life and the life of his famous father, Rabbi Arthur J. Lelyveld, in his memoir Omaha Blues: A Memory Loop. Edmond J. Safra Hall. Wed., March 29 at 7 pm. $5 non-members, members free.

Documentary Screening, View Andy Goldsworthy Working With Time, a meditative documentary that follows renowned artist Andy Goldsworthy as he sculpts with ice, driftwood, leaves, stones and dirt. Wed., April 5 at 7 pm. $5 for non-members, members free.

The Mulberry Theater

70 Mulberry St., corner of Bayard St., one block south of Canal • 212-349-0126

A Shared Program of Dance View My Private Business, a dance/theater piece; Love in Several Equations, a piece for seven dancers investigating the different aspects of love in various relationships; and Beneath the Skin, inspired by SRI (Somato Respiratory Integration), a healing technique. March 17 & 18 at 8pm. $15, $12 students & seniors.

Murry Bergtraum High School

411 Pearl St • www.NorthRiverSquadron.org • 212-217-2900

Basic Boating Course A good beginning course for anyone interested in pleasure boating, either sail or power, and a good refresher course for those with experience. Offered by North River Sail and Power Squadron, a nonprofit boating organization. The eight week course begins March 28. Classes are Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Register on the first or second night of classes.

New York Industrial Retention Network

Annual Fundraising Breakfast and Trade Show Program is to honor Douglas Durst, CEO of the Durst Organization, Gail Mellow, President of LaGuardia Community College, and the NYC Manufacturer of the Year. Wed., May 3 from 8-10:30am. Bridgewaters, 11Fulton St. For more information, contact 212-404-6990.

NYPD Downtown Center

Conference Room, 104 Washington St., just north of Rector Street • 212-475-3394

Auto-Free New York Meeting Join Fred James, environmental activist and inventor, for a discussion on “Bike Rail – a new mode of urban transport.” Tues., March 28 from 6-8pm.

The Puck Building

295 Lafayette Street • 212-475-1500

Family Justice 10th Anniversary Celebration Families are part of the solution. Thurs., April 6 at 6:30pm.

The Ritz Carlton

2 West Street • 917-790-2571

Candymonium Candy-making classes for kids and adults. Kids will learn fun facts about the history of American candy, participate in a coloring contest, view candy-making demonstrations and receive a gift-boxed collection of 15 nostalgic American candy bars. Adults will view live candy-making demonstrations, learn the history of American candy, learn how to make delicious confections including Chambord truffles and cosmopolitan lollipops and receive a signed copy of "Candy: The Sweet History" by Beth Kimmerle. Sat., April 8, May 20 or June 17. Kids, $65, from 11am – 1pm or 2-4pm. Adults, 21+, $85, from 6-8pm. Reservations required.

South Street Seaport

Fulton and South Streets • www.southstseaport.org

Erin Go Bragh Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the Seaport District, home to many of New York City’s earliest Irish immigrants and laborers. From 5 pm to 9 pm visit the galleries which feature 19th century graffiti in Gaelic and English, left behind by Irish immigrants who worked in these buildings. From 6pm to 9 pm come in your finest green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by listening to tales of the homeland and creating some “luck” inspired crafts. Fri., March 17.

Book Talk Thomas DesJardin presents "Through a Howling Wilderness: Benedict Arnold’s March to Quebec, 1775." In September 1775, eleven hundred American volunteers marched on a secret mission under the command of General Benedict Arnold through some of the wildest country in the colonies. Before reaching Quebec, hundreds died from hypothermia, drowning, small pox, lightning strikes, exposure and starvation. Come hear this fascinating story from the early days of the American Revolution. Book signing. Wed., March 22 at 7pm. $5 suggested donation. Melville Gallery, 213 Water St., bet Fulton & Beekman. 212-748-8735.

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., April 19 at 6 pm. 12 Fulton St., bet. Front & South Sts. $10, $8 members. Reservations suggested. 212-748-8786.

Tuesday Evening Hour

49 Fulton St. • 212-385-3650

Iceland Join Phyllis and Geoffry Cohl for a slide show lecture on glaciers, geysers and geothermal springs. Tues., March 21 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.

Circumnavigation of the Black Sea Join Anne Hughes for a slide show lecture covering from Istanbul to Bulgaria. Tues., March 28 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.

Wildflower Extravaganza Hear Del Owens, mountain photographer, discuss the wildflowers of Death Valley and Southern Nevada. Tues., April 4 at 6:30pm. $2 donation.

Wall Street Rising Downtown Information Center

25 Broad Street

Whiskey Tasting Talk and book signing with the author of “The Whiskey Rebellion.” Tues., April 11 at 5:30pm. Reservations required. Free.

World Financial Center

Winter Garden, West Street bet. Vesey & Liberty Sts • 212-945-0505 • For information, call 212-904-1330

Dance Sizzles Christine Jowers/Moving Arts Projects performs an unusual mix of modern dance history and fantasy in Isadora and the Dancing Goddesses of NYC on March 22 at 12:30 & 8pm. Free.


American Indian Community House

708 Broadway, 2nd floor • www.aich.org • 212-598-0100

Playing Tricks An exhibition that emphasizes the importance of traditional relevance and cultural continuity in Native American communities. Ojibway artists Barry Ace and Maria Hupfield explore issues that relate to history, culture and memory. Opening reception is Fri., March 24 from 6-8pm. Art talk on Fri., March 24 from 12-1pm at the National Museum of the American Indian, One Bowling Green. Gallery talk on March 25 from 2-3pm, AICH Gallery. Exhibit continues thru April 22.


291 Church Street • 212-431-5270

Neo-Sincerity Approaching black comedy as social protest and profundity, the exhibit takes its title from a phrase coined by artist Art Spiegelman to describe his antic attack on the primal, universal and unpalatable. Thru April 1.

Cheryl Pelavin Fine Arts

13 Jay Street • 212-925-9424

A Celebration of 22 Years with Valentina DuBasky The gallery and artist have decided to celebrate their relationship together with two back-to-back shows. The first, Review, features paintings of Cranes, Herons and Water Birds. Continues thru April 15. Second Wednesday Night reception is April 12 from 6-8pm. The second show, Preview, will exhibit paintings exploring the theme of Rainforests, Cloud Forests and Pine.

DFN Gallery

176 Franklin St., bet Greenwich & Hudson Sts.

Tom Birkner: Motorscape New paintings by Tom Birkner focusing on the interrelationship between people and their cars. The works explore the physical places associated with cars, the effect cars have had on the landscape and the states of mind one experiences when thinking about cars. Thru April 8.

John Hardy: New Paintings The Gallery’s second solo exhibition of works by artist John Hardy. His new works expand his interpretation of the contemporary world, bringing into focus the interplay between our daily lives and the ever-changing hyperreality in which we live. Continues thru April 8.

Educational Alliance Art School

197 East Broadway bet Jefferson and Clinton Sts • 212-780-2300 x 378/428

Seeing Elsewhere Exhibit addresses questions of representation as it relates to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The work represents a new generation of artists investigating the way related images construct our historical memory and influence our perception of events. Thru May 15.

Hal Bromm Gallery

90 West Broadway at Chambers Street • 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 April.

Invisible NYC

n148 Orchard St. • 212-228-1358

Grime A solo exhibit of mixed-media self-portraits by Grime addressing ideas such as life, death, beauty and consumerism. Thru March 25.

Maiden Lane Exhibition Space

125 Maiden Lane • 212-206-6061

Nathaniel Lieb View works of art in the artist’s Romance 2006 collection. Thru April 30.

National Museum of the American Indian

One Bowling Green • 212-514-3700 • www.americanindian.si.edu

At The Movies View “Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action” with inspiring stories of Native Americans working to protect Indian lands and ensure the cultural survival of their people. Sat., March 18 at 2pm. GGHC Auditorium. Screening will be followed by a conversation with the director and featured environmental activists. Free. Reservations recommended. 212-514-3737.

Art Talk Join artists Barry Ace and Maria Hupfield as they discuss their work currently featured in the exhibition Playing Tricks at the American Indian Community House Gallery. Fri., March 24 from noon – 1pm.

Beaded Rosette Workshop Learn to make beaded rosettes using the two-needle flat stitch in a hands-on workshop lead by Amy Tall Chief Osage. Thurs., March 30 from 4:30 – 7:30pm. Education classroom, 2nd floor. Pre-registration required. Ages 16+. $10, $8 members. 212-514-3714.

Peyote Stitch Workshop Join beader Amy Tall Chief as she conducts a hands-on beading workshop focusing on the peyote stitch. Sun., April 2 from 10:30am – 1:30pm. Pre-registration required. 212-514-3714. Ages 16+. $10, $8 members.

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-precios stones. Thru July 23.

Lorenzo Clayton: Expeditions of the Spirit View 20 large-scale mixed media assemblages and works on paper. Works investigate religious and philosophic world views and reflect the artist’s belief that forms of abstraction can reveal the core of human experience. Thru April 9.

PhotoGraphic Gallery

252 Front Street • 212-227-2287

Fulton Fish Market View portraits by Barbara Mensch of the men of the Fulton Fish Market and Kenneth Van Sickle. March 18 – April 30.

The War in Iraq View 4 Unembedded Photojournalists in Iraq: Kael Alford, Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, Thorne Anderson and Rita Leistner. May 6 – June 4. .

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts

31 Mercer Street • 212-226-3232

African Fractals An exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and video by artist Rico Gatson. The works investigate complex issues relating to identity and race. The opening reception is March, 25 from 6 to 8 pm. Continues thru April 22.

South Street Seaport

12 Fulton Street • 212-748-8600

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. Thru Oct. 31.

Synagogue for the Arts

49 White Street • 212-966-7141

Subways of New York A group show by Members of the Federation of Modern Painters and Sculptors consisting of paintings, drawings and prints of elevated cars, the people who ride the trains, transit workers and the stations themselves. Continues thru April 2.

Tribeca Gallery Association

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

Winter Garden, West Street bet. Vesey & Liberty Sts • 212-945-0505 • For information, call 212-904-1330

The Art of African Puppetry Exhibition features nearly 100 animated puppets, marionettes and puppet sculptures used in traditional and contemporary theatrical performances from two of Africa’s most respected and popular companies, the Handspring Puppet Theater of South Africa and the Sogolon Troupe from Mali. Thru April 15.



134 Reade Street • 212-941-9401

jazz brunch Join “The Tony DiGregorio Trio” as they perform original compositions and the music of Duke, Django, Monk, Mulligan and more. No Cover. No Minimum. Every Sunday from 1- 4pm.

live jazz The jazz group Rifftide, with Bryant DuPre and Roman Ivanoff, performs each Monday from 7 -10 pm. No cover.

Greenwich House Music School

Renee Weiler Concer Hall, 46 Barrow Street, bet 7th Ave. South & Bedford St. • 212-242-4770

Women’s Work 2006 A series of concerts hosted by composer Beth Anderson and features the recent works of living women composers. March 21 & 29 at 8pm. $15, $10 students & seniors. Tickets available at the door beginning at 7:30pm.

Knitting Factory

74 leonard st • www.knittingfactory.com • 212-219-3006

Upcoming Shows Fri., Mar 17: St. Patrick’s Day with Black 47. Sat., March 18: The School of Rock All Stars with special guest John Wetton and Bill Laswell’s Method of Defiance. Sun., March 19: The Bled, Since By Man & As Cities Burn. Mon., March 20: Benten Tokyo presents Tsu Shi Ma Mi Re, The Rodeo Carburettor, The Emeralds, Stance Punks, Pe’z & Ellegarden. Tues. , March 21: The Gathering, Giant Squid & The Unexpect . Wed., March22: Camera Obscura, Maria Taylor & 13 Ghosts. Thurs., March 23: Daniel Bernard Roumain & The Mission.

Location One

20 Greene St., bet Canal & Grand Streets • 212-219-8242

Roulette Fri., March 17: Ellery Eskelin with Andrea Parkins & Jim Black. Sat., March 18: Composer, filmmaker and photographer Phill Niblock makes thick, loud drones of music while he simultaneously presents videos, which look at the movement of people working or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. Sun., March 19: Longtime musical collaborators Nic Collins and Peter Cusak present Music on the Original Instruments, a happy mixture of buzzing strings and blipping electronics. Shows are at 8:30pm. $15, $10 students.

Museum of Jewish Heritage

36 Battery Place

Jazz Masterclass Toots Thielemans will be the featured master in NYU’s Jazz Masterclass, an ongoing series documenting the greatest living jazz legends interacting with aspiring jazz studies students. Born in 1922, Toots immigrated to the United States from Brussels, Belgium where he became hooked on jazz during the German occupation. Sun., March 19 from 5 – 7pm. Free.

Shooting Star Theatre

40 Peck Slip Road at the South Street Seaport • 917-239-6690

Jimmy’s Place RACCA’s Seaport Salon presents an old fashioned musical with music by Jimmy Justice, book by Houston Brummit. Directed by Imani. March 18 & 19. Call for details.

Tribeca Performing Arts

Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St., bet Greenwich & West Sts • 212-220-1460

Highlights in Jazz The Ultimate Jam Session features Jimmy Cobb, Mulgrew Miller, David “Fathead” Newman and others. The event will celebrate latin-jazz percussion master Ray Barretto, who recently passed away. Thurs., April 6 at 8pm. $30, $27.50 students. The following show will feature Blossom Dearie and Kevin Mahogany in Voices of Jazz on Thurs., May 11 at 8pm.

St. Paul’s Chapel

Broadway & Fulton Sts • 212-602-0747

Concerts at One Series Hear the TransAtlantic Ensemble with Hrabba Attladottir, violin, Mariam Adam, clarinet, Evelyn Ulex, piano. Features works by Milhaud and Khachaturian. Mon., March 20 at 1pm. $2 suggested donation.

Trinity Church

Broadway & Wall Street • 212-602-0747

Concerts at One Series The Chamber Orchestra Kremlin presents Works by Corigliano. Thurs., March 23 at 1pm. $2 suggested donation.


211 West Broadway • 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 • 212-868-4444

Help Wanted: A search for meaningful employment at the start of the 21st century Fresh out of college, playwright and actor was a struggling actor and a parking lot attendant when when was introduced to the works of Spalding Gray. Gray’s monolouges influenced him so deeply that he embarked on a quest to meet his icon. Wed.- Sun at 8 pm with an added performance on Tues. Mar. 28 at 8 pm. $19.

Atlantic Theater Company

336 W. 20th St. • 212-645-8015

THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE Playwright Martin McDonagh’s black comedy is the tale of Padraic, a terrorist with no feelings for those he blows up but has an obsessive attachment to his cat Thomas. Performance is not for children.

Dixon Place

258 Bowery • 212-219-0736

OLSEN TERROR In the course of a long sleepless night, a man tries to resist the fact that he is turning into the Olsen Twins. Equal parts performance art, musical comedy, b-movie, and Kafkaesque cabaret, Olsen Terror is a creepily fun exploration of America’s obsession with celebrity, youth, addiction and greed. Mondays at 8pm. Thru March 31. $10-$12.

The Flea Theater

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

Mercy on the Doorstep Tells the story of Corrine and Rena, an alcoholic widow and her born-again, right-wing stepdaughter. This mismatched pair must learn to co-exist in the house that Corrine’s husband left behind. It is a story about hope, redemption and the ability for even the most opposing views to find a common ground. Thru May 6. , 4. $25.

HERE Arts Center

145 Sixth Ave., one block below Spring St. • 212-868-4444

Phenomenon A multi-media theatrical event set in 1980 just 24 hours prior to the infamous eruption of Mt. St. Helens. Phenomenon takes a look at the impact of this historic event through up-close stories of various people in the town including a waitress, a busboy, a journalist, a geologist and a cowboy. As these citizens go about their daily lives, the stage is set for a look at the interaction between mundane moments and a natural disaster. Thru March 25, Thurs. – Mon. at 8:30pm. $18. .

Gene Frankel Theater

24 Bond St., bet Lafayette & Bowery • 212-868-4444

Shiloh rules Set on the eve of the reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh, one of the bloodiest encounters in the Civil War. Rival Civil War buffs begin the battle prematurely setting off a firestorm. Six women caught in the drama fight each other, help each other and learn that there is more to remembering the Civil War than costumes and bandages. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. March 18 – April 9. $18.

Minetta Lane Theater

18 Minetta Lane • 212-420-8000

The music teacher A unique blend of theatre and opera, the work tells a story of creation and sexual obsession in which a younger teacher and his brilliant female student conceive and perform a new opera. Thru April 8. Mon. – Sat. at 8pm and Sat. at 2pm. $50.

PS 122

150 First Ave., bet 9th and 10th Sts

Theaters Against War For the third anniversary of the Iraq War, theaters will offer pieces of work from the last three years that speak to the sense of outrage felt at a war that should have never been. Sun., March 19 at 7pm. Free.

Tribeca Performing Arts Center

inside the Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers St. • 212-220-1460

Red Based the shared psychology of Little Red Riding Hood, Cain and Able and Romulus and Remus, the play explores the world of a modern family. Scripted dialog and intricate movement are used in this tragic-comic adventure. Fri., March 31 at 7pm, Sat. April 1 at 7pm and Sat., April 8 at 5pm. $10.

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