Park of the Week
5. Plus Riffs Rants & Raves (including Rob Zombies THE DEVILS REJECTS, Hans Weingartners THE EDUKATORS, Steve Niles and Ben Templesmiths 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, Dean Motters MISTER X, and Robert Sergels DELAWARE GHOST)
6. and twi-nys weekly recommended events, including book readings, film screenings, panel discussions, concerts, street fairs, parades, and such special events as the extension of Restaurant Week, Bach on Lower Broadway, adoptable dogs in Shubert Alley, country music in Brooklyn, divas at Symphony Space, Jimmy Stewart on Staten Island, free Friday festivals at the Queens Museum, African music and film in Historic Harlem Parks, Buster Keaton at BAM, the return of Harlem Week, zombies at Two Boots, free music in MoMAs Sculpture Garden, Romashka on the roof, Gregory La Cava at MoMA, Transformers on Second Ave., Chuck Barris at Coliseum Books, Eddie Palmieri in Prospect Park, and String Cheese on Coney Island
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July 20 August 3, 2005
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42nd Street & Sixth Ave
Behind the New York Public Library is one of New Yorks most beautiful settings. Take your time and walk around this gorgeous space; be sure to check out all the monuments in this stunning park where George Washington once fought, paupers were buried, part of the first Worlds Fair was held (in 1853), and the Union Army trained (during the Civil War). On the east plaza you will find a statue commemorating the parks namesake, William Cullen Bryant, sitting nobly under a domed arch, surveying all around him; the bronze statue was made by Herbert Adams and dates from 1911. Continue along the path to your right and youll come upon John Quincey Adams Wards bronze figure of William Earl Dodge, one of the founders of the YMCA, leaning against a bookstand.
Down the path and to your left youll find the lovely Josephine Shaw Lowell Memorial Fountain, the first major New York City monument dedicated to a woman -- in this case, the suffragette who helped shape the battle for womens rights. Youll have to step out of the park near the corner of Sixth Ave. and 40th St. (Nikola Tesla Corner) to see Jose Limas tribute to José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva, the Brazilian Patriarch of the Independence. Head back east until you are met by the bust of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe by Anton Kunitz, which looks at the colorful childrens carousel; rides are $1.75. By the Bryant Park Grill, in the shadow of the William Cullen Bryant memorial, sits the small statue of poet Gertrude Stein, designed by Jo Davidson more than seventy-five years ago but cast for the park a decade ago.
Bryant Park Reading Room
Wednesdays at 12:30 through August 24
Wednesday, July 20 Chuck Klosterman, KILLING YOURSELF TO LIVE
Wednesday, July 27 Michael Eric Dyson, IS BILL COSBY RIGHT? OR HAS THE BLACK MIDDLE CLASS LOST ITS MIND?
Wednesday, August 3 Kate White, OVER HER DEAD BODY
Wednesday, August 10 Jean Nathan, THE SECRET LIFE OF THE LONELY DOLL
Wednesday, August 17 Melissa Bank, THE WONDER SPOT
Wednesday, August 24 Filip Bondy, BLEEDING PINSTRIPES: A SEASON WITH THE BLEACHER CREATURES OF YANKEE STADIUM, and Len Berman, SPANNING THE WORLD: THE CRAZY UNIVERSE OF BIG-TIME SPORTS, ALL-STAR EGOS, AND HALL OF FAME BLOOPERS
Bryant Park Stage
Thursdays at 12:30 pm through August 18
Catch excerpts from some of Broadways hottest musicals, as well as a sneak peek at upcoming shows and off-Broadway hits, at this lunchtime event that packs them into Bryant Park.
Thursday, July 21 ONCE AROUND THE SUN, RENT, SWEET CHARITY, DRUMSTRUCK
Thursday, July 28 CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, CHICAGO, WICKED
Thursday, August 4 Broadway Dances
Thursday, August 11 THE LION KING, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, ALL SHOOK UP
Thursday, August 18 COOKIN, LENNON, The Actors Fund: ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Bryant Park Upper Terrace
42nd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.
Fridays through August 26 at 7:00 am
Every Friday morning during GOOD MORNING AMERICA, between seven and nine oclock, a pop star will play a few songs on Bryant Parks Upper Terrace. The next few weeks feature some American Idols, so plan your visit accordingly. The series winds up on August 26 with newly engaged Avril Lavigne.
Friday, July 22 Fantasia
Friday, July 29 Clay Aiken
Friday, August 5 Jessica Simpson
Friday, August 12 Keith Urban
Friday, August 19 TBA
Friday, August 26 Avril Lavigne
Crowds gather early for films that don't begin until after dusk
Sixth Ave. from 40th to 42nd Sts.
Monday nights through August 23
Lawn opens at 5:00 pm for blankets (no plastic) and picnicking
Films begin at dusk (between 8:00 & 9:00 pm)
Bryant Parks annual outdoor film series has five weeks left, and what a five weeks it is, with a classic comedy, drama, Western, suspense thriller, and summer scarefest.
Monday, July 25 SUSPICION (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941)
Monday, August 1 THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (John Huston, 1948)
Monday, August 8 THE ODD COUPLE (Gene Saks, 1968)
THE ODD COUPLE (Gene Saks, 1968)
Also available on DVD
As much as we loved the television version of Neil Simons play, starring the great, late Tony Randall as neat-freak Felix Unger and Jack Klugman as messy sportswriter Oscar Madison, theres nothing like the film. Jack Lemmon is wonderfully pitiful as Ungar (note the spelling difference), and Walter Matthau is nonstop hysterical as Madison as they go about their daily life in New York City, Felix pining for his estranged wife, Oscar trying to score every chance he gets (especially with the Pigeon sisters). Both Lemmon and Matthau are no longer with us, and we lost John Fiedler just a few weeks ago; Fiedler played Vinnie in the movie, had two small appearances on the TV show, was Mr. Peterson on BOB NEWHART, and also was the voice of Tigger. One of the best New York comedies, THE ODD COUPLE should be a riot outdoors in Bryant Park.
Monday, August 15 WHOS AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFF? (Mike Nichols, 1966)
Monday, August 22 JAWS (Steven Spielberg, 1975)
Northwest corner of Bryant Park
Tom Colicchio (Gramercy Tavern, Craft) has been expanding his mini-empire with these kiosks in Bryant Park, where you can get ice cream, tea and coffee, pastries, soup, salad, and sandwiches, as well as homemade lemonade and breakfast bites, a little something different for you to nosh on while watching a movie. We have to profess a fondness for their very sweet chocolate brownies.
125 West 43rd St. between Sixth & Seventh Aves.
This relative newcomer is hopping after work or before a show at the next door Town Hall or nearby Bryant Park. Although their menu features such classic Belgian delights such as mussels, their burgers are sensational, big and flat, with gooey cheese, ripe tomatoes, lettuce, and thinly sliced red onion that doesnt overwhelm the remarkable flavor of the beef. The burger is accompanied by a generous helping of Belgian frites with a side of thick mayonnaise sauce and a small salad. There are several Belgian beers on tap to wash it all down with; we opted for Leffe Brown, but you could go for Ommengang Witte, Stella Artois, or Lindemans Framboise, among others.
11 West 42nd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.
Thursday, July 21 Charlie Huston, SIX BAD THINGS, reading, talk, and signing, 6:30
Tuesday, August 2 Chuck Barris, YOU AND ME, BABE, and CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND, reading, talk, and signing, 7:00
Monday, August 15 Judy May Murphy, YOUR LIFE ONLY A GAZILLION TIMES BETTER, talk and signing, 6:30
Tuesday, August 16 Stacy Gueraseva, DEF JAM, INC., talk and signing, 6:30
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery, first floor
Fifth Ave. at 42nd St.
Through July 30 The NYPLs fair copy of the Declaration of Independence written in Thomas Jeffersons hand is on display Tuesday & Wednesday from 11:00 am to 7:30 pm Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
NYPL, The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle
Charles Williams, "Is Not She a Spunky One, or The Princess and the Bishop"
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall, first floor
Fifth Ave. at 42nd St.
Through July 30
From our May 11-25 issue: Beginning with Mary Wollstonecraft and her 1792 book A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF WOMAN, the changing roles of women in Victorian society are detailed in this highly literate, large exhibition comprising books, letters, paintings, portraits, cartoons, and photographs. To fully enjoy it, you need to devote a lot of time to reading all the fascinating pages that are unveiled in such sections as "Fables for the Female Sex," "The Modern Venus: Politicians, Gamblers, Lovers, and Other Improper Ladies," "Female Patriots," "Stronger Passions of the Mind," "Rational Dames and Intrepid Travelers," and "The Youngest Romantics." Along the way youll meet Mary Robinson, Ada Byron, Lady Hester Stanhope, Mary Lamb, and Ann Radcliffe; delve into George Eliots fascination with Hebrew; marvel at original manuscripts by Jane Austen and get teary reading a suicide note from Harriet Westbrook Shelley; and be utterly amazed by Anna Atkinss PHOTOGRAPHS OF BRITISH ALGAE. There are also plenty of satirical cartoons by James Gillray, Thomas Rowlandson, and George Cruikshank, a drawing by Queen Victoria herself, and a remarkable amount of fascinating material about the life and work of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, who accomplished a lot more than just writing FRANKENSTEIN.
Divine cathedral is largest in the world
1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 110th St.
Admission: free (suggested donation: $5)
Guided tours: $3
On December 27, 1892, Bishop Henry Codman Potter laid the cornerstone for what was going to be a huge Romanesque/Byzantine cathedral designed by the team of Heins & Lafarge. In 1911, however, Ralph Adams Cram took over, following the 1907 death of Heins, and Cram chose a more Gothic-style design. By the Great Choir you can see where the Romanesque turns into the Gothic. But were getting ahead of ourselves.
First marvel at the gorgeous front facade, with intricate carved figures and Barbedienne of Pariss Great Bronze doors that depict stories from the Old and New Testaments, from Creation to the Apocalypse. Upon entering the church, to your left will be the visitors center and the box office. Continue straight ahead past the Black Madonna and through the fifteenth-century choir stalls. In front of you is George Nakashimas Peace Table. To your right are bays dedicated to All Souls, Missionary (with a harrowing Holocaust sculpture), Labor, Communication (with stained-glass windows that include Jack Benny and Mary Livingston), Medical (the National AIDS Memorial), Earth (Peter Gourfans remarkable series of bas-reliefs depicting the "Fate of the Earth"), and Military. On your left are bays honoring Sports (try to find all twenty-eight sports in the stained-glass windows above the Native American buffalo sculpture), Arts (the Poets Corner, with tributes to Twain, Poe, Hemingway, and others), Crusaders (the Millennium Sphere), Education, Law, Anglican History (with a two-hundred-million-year-old quartz crystal from Arkansas), and American History.
In several bays are the Acts of the Apostles tapestries, which are based on Raphael, as well as haunting sculptures by Frederick Franck, including "Death and Resurrection," "Pieta," and "Commemorative Shard, 9/11." As you walk through the crossing, look up at Rafael Guastavinos magnificent arched ceiling, in which the Statue of Liberty (which was designed by Barbedienne of Paris) could stand. Coming up on your left is the hand-carved white marble pulpit. Straight ahead is the Great Choir, featuring wood-carved literary and music figures at the top of each aisle. To the left of the altar is one of the Chapels of the Seven Tongues, St. Ansgars Chapel, which contains a Columbarian. Leading to the altar is a Persian rug; near the altar are a pair of Creation menorahs donated by Adolph Ochs and a pair of Japanese vases from Emperor Hirohito.
Copyright Michel Ostlund
Judas Iscariot in St. John the Divine
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Through August 27
Hours: 7:30 am 6:00 pm
Swedish artist Michel Östlunds thirteen abstract portraits of the apostles hang throughout the cathedral, lining the nave and the crossing on the way toward the altar, above which resides his depiction of the churchs namesake. Östlund based each pastel-colored face, bathed in theatrical light, on the specific attributes of the individual apostles; we tried to identify each one without looking up who it was but failed miserably. The works have an eerie draw to them, sucking you into their awkward, unfinished features, not overtly religious except for the two that include a cross in place of eyes and a nose.
Copyright Robert Shetterly
Arthur Miller is one of many honored by Shetterly at cathedral
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Through July 27
Hours: 7:30 am 6:00 pm
Maine artist Robert Shetterly pays tribute to past and present Americans who were not afraid to speak the truth in this so-so collection of portraits onto which the artist has scratched quotes of truth and freedom. Among the subjects hanging to the left of the choir and by the visitors entrance are James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Cesar Chavez, Martin Luther King Jr., Jonathan Kozol, Marian Wright Edelman, Rosa Parks, Frederick Douglass, Arthur Miller, Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, Studs Terkel, Harriet Tubman, Mark Twain, Susan B. Anthony, and other voices of freedom. Shetterly began this project as a personal response to the events of 9/11; his thoughts and the first fifty portraits are collected in AMERICANS WHO TELL THE TRUTH, which was published in June by Dutton. Unfortunately, the idea is better than the execution, although you still might find inspiration in individual pieces and quotes.
Wyatt's wondrous work welcomes all to the Divine
Amsterdam Ave. at 111th St.
No visit to St. John is complete without a walk through this lovely garden. At the center is Greg Wyatts massive "Peace Fountain," which depicts the "primordial chaos of Earth." The archangel Michael is at the center, holding St. Michaels sword, having successfully beheaded Lucifer, whose head is dangling upside down in a giant crab claw. On either side, large faces represent the moon and the sun. Nine giraffes circle Michael, along with a snail; meanwhile, a lion and a lamb rest together. And four pairs of clasped hands surround the Freedom Pedestal and its double-helix design. Wyatt gives workshops at the cathedral and can often be seen in the garden.
Dont hesitate to take up Clydes offer to give you a tour of the sculpture; Wyatt trained Clyde, a neighborhood homeless man, over a series of months on all the details and hidden meanings of the work. The garden itself includes dozens of small sculptures created by students as part of the Fantasy Foundation Fund; standing plaques include quotes from everyone from Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, and Mahatma Gandhi to Ray Charles and Vincent van Gogh, all in open books. Another set of works features human figures with animals. Dont miss the awesome Noahs Ark sculpture, with the ark by Wyatt, the plaque by Hilary Carlson, and the animals by young students.
1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 110th St.
Saturday, July 23 Medieval Arts Family Workshop, $5, 10:00 am 12 noon
Saturday, July 23 The Urban Cathedral: Spotlight on the Middle Ages, with guide John Simko, $10, 12:45
Saturday, July 23 Medieval Arts Family Workshop, $5, 10:00 am 12 noon
Saturday, July 30 Breaking the Code: Spotlight on Architectural Symbolism, with guide Tom Fedorek, $10, 12:45
Saturday, August 6 Stone-Carving Workshop, with Chris Pellettieri, space limited reservations and advance payment required, $100 materials cost, 12:30 5:00
Saturday, August 6 Urban Oasis: Spotlight on the Gardens and Grounds, with guide Lee Caron, $10, 12:45
Saturday, August 13 Gateway to the New Jerusalem: Spotlight on the Iconography of the West Front, with guide Tom Fedorek, $10, 12:45
Saturday, August 20 Looking Upwards: An Architectural Tour of St. John the Divine, with guide Susan Chute, $10, 12:45
Saturday, August 27 Breaking the Code: Spotlight on Architectural Symbolism, with guide Tom Fedorek, $10, 12:45
Saturday, September 10 I Love New York: Spotlight on This Great City, with guide John Simko, $10, 12:45
Saturday, September 17 Urban Oasis: Spotlight on the Gardens and Grounds, with guide Lee Caron, $10, 12:45
Saturday, September 24 With Angels and Archangels: Spotlight on Celestial Beings, with guide Thomas Fedorek, $10, 12:45
Frederick Douglass looks out onto 110th St. subway stop
Downtown B train at 110th St.
Admission: $2 subway fare
Christopher Wynters 1999 glass mosaic mural plays off the idea of people in transition, on the move, as if theyre riding the subway on the way to better things. At the far left is freedom fighter and orator Frederick Douglass, overlooking the movement of red figures across a yellow patch of land, followed by buildings, faceless figures on the go, wheels, and hands reaching up.
If you know what these are, please tell us
110th St. at Amsterdam Ave.
We have yet to figure out what this exactly is, but three odd structures line the north side of the street, one looking like a call box, a second like a traffic light, the third like a smokestack. We dont know if any of them are operational, but we wouldnt be surprised if the middle piece was a camera of some sort. If anyone knows just what the heck these things are, please let us know before we go crazy.
Cathedral Parkway between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave.
On your way to or from St. John, take a gander at this cool building. On either side of the entrance is a series of four dudes holding up a balcony; one is eating soup, another is a writer, one is mixing something, and the fourth is a server. Be sure to look up to see even more cool heads and gargoyles.
110th to 123rd Sts. between Manhattan Ave., Morningside Dr., and Morningside Ave.
This Historic Harlem Park is a few blocks behind St. John the Divine, opening onto a lovely vista of thirty acres of trees, softball fields, statuary, a pond and waterfall, red-eared turtles and diamondback terrapins, American egrets and Phragmites australis, and an arboretum.
Saturday, July 23 Blanket & Basket Concert, 6:00
Saturday, August 13 Pre-Concert Park Clean-Up, 10:00 am
Saturday, August 13 Blanket & Basket Concert, 6:00
Saturday, September 10 Park Clean-Up, 10:00 am
Saturday, September 17 Our Common Ground Festival, including the annual Double Dutch Tournament, 11:00 am 4:00 pm
King of the comidas rules on Amsterdam
973 Amsterdam Ave. at 108th St.
212-222-7383 / 212-222-2107
This Latino restaurant and piano bar is just what the doctor ordered after a hot afternoon walking around St. John the Divine. The staff is very friendly, though be prepared, because their English is not very good. Lunch specials are the thing here, beginning at only $3.99 but never going above $9.50. We are big fans of the pescado en salsad e coco, which turned out to be a generous portion of shark in coconut sauce with yellow rice and a bowl of red beans. We can also heartily recommend the bacalao, salty codfish. Other choices include oxtail stew, BBQ spare ribs, macaroni with meat, goat stew, baked pork, chicken gizzards, tripe soup, pot roast, baked chicken, wild hen stew, and pig feet. Among the sandwiches are the Cubano, a cheeseburger, egg and bacon, and El Rey Espanol, which combines chicken, ham, and cheese. Wash it down with homemade lemonade, sugarcane juice, or a papaya shake and you have yourself quite a meal.
Crowds continue to buzz around pastry shop for unknown reasons
1030 Amsterdam Ave. between 110th & 111th Sts.
Dont let the alluring, homespun atmosphere draw you into this often crowded dump. On a recent visit, we sat down at a table and waited and waited and waited as employees walked past our table nary a one letting us know that we had to order at the counter. After we finally placed our order which included, among other things, chocolate mousse cake and Japanese green tea we wandered toward the bathroom, which made us seriously consider walking out. The funky drawings on the narrow bathroom door were kinda cool, but the multitude of flies was not. Still, we decided to be troopers, since this haunt has gotten such good press over the years as a happening Columbia hangout. We really had to go, but we almost turned around when the bathroom door opened and we were greeted by a mountain of wet paper towels flooding out of the garbage. After taking care of business, we returned to our table, where we were met by a tower of chocolate mousse cake that was not fully defrosted, robbing it of any flavor it might once have had, as well as a bag of Chinese-like green tea from Oregon, which is not quite what we expected. Maybe youll have better luck, but you wont find us there.
The Central Park Zoo's sea lions put on a show at feeding time
830 Fifth Ave. at 64th St.
Open daily 10:00 am 5:00 pm (5:30 on weekends and holidays)
Admission: adults $6, children 3-12 $1; includes admission to both zoos
Visiting the Central Park Zoo is one of the great things to do on a weekend afternoon, whether you have kids or not. Start your Midtown Manhattan wildlife tour at the Central Garden, where you can watch the sea lions (feedings at 11:30 am and 2:00 & 4:00 pm) doing laps in their circular tank. Head north to the Edge of the Ice Pack and relax in the cool penguin house (feedings at 10:30 am & 2:30 pm). Then head west to the Polar Circle, where you can observe Gus the Obsessive-Compulsive Polar Bear make his rounds. Continue on through the Temperate Territory, with its snow monkeys, river otters (enrichment activities at 1:30 pm), and hard-to-find-but-worth-looking-for red pandas (they like to hide in the trees), and save plenty of time for the poison dart frogs, tamarinds, snakes, tiny turtles, and baby marmosets. Just to the south is the Rain Forest, with its colorful birds flying free, leaf-cutter ants working for the queen, and cute bats flapping furiously. Dont forget to go upstairs to check out the black-and-white colobus monkeys.
New to the zoo this summer are quotes from famous writers about animals and nature, including sweet words from Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau, David Attenborough, Marianne Moore, Maurice Sendak, Saphho, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Naomi Shihab Nye, and W. H. Auden. And take a lunch break at the Leaping Frog Café, which has good macaroni and cheese, peanut butter and jelly on chocolate bread, grilled cheese sandwiches, chicken fingers, and more.
Feeding the animals at the Children's Zoo in Central Park
After leaving the main zoo, walk north a few clicks (under the George Delacorte Musical Clock) to get to the Tisch Childrens Zoo, which features a petting area where kids and adults can feed goats, sheep, and alpacas but not the two new piglets, who are on a special diet. Bring lots of quarters to get feed from the machines. Theres also an aviary, two theaters, and a fun spiderweb rope.
Between the Central Park Zoo and the Childrens Zoo
At the top of the archway leading to the Childrens Zoo is this fun clock, which plays nursery rhymes every half hour on the half hour, so "time" your walk from one zoo to the other just in "time" to see the revolving animal band announcing the coming of another thirty minutes, including a violin-playing hippo, a drumming penguin, a horn-wielding kangaroo, a piping goat, and a tambourine-pounding bear, all topped off by a pair of monkeys striking a bell. The clock, as well as the Delacorte Theater, is named for philanthropist George T. Delacorte, a Columbia alum who also founded Dell Publishing and the George T. Delacorte Center for Magazine Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
East of the Mall at 67th St.
Continuing out of the Childrens Zoo and away from the main zoo, head up the path and turn to your left to come upon Balto, who was memorialized in the animated film BALTO (Simon Wells, 1995), voiced by Kevin Bacon. Kids can take a seat on Frederick George Richard Roths sculpture of this hero canine, which was designed to honor the sled dogs that, battling the fierce blizzards of 1925, delivered desperately needed diphtheria antitoxins to the people of Nome, Alaska. Dedicated to the dogs endurance, fidelity, and intelligence, Balto stands proudly on all fours, looking out over the park in his harness, his tongue wagging in anticipation of his next chance to save someone. The plaque features a depiction of the sled dogs in action.
Admission: free unless otherwise noted
Virtually every day during the summer, the Parks Department and the Central Park Conservancy are sponsoring some kind of free event in Central Park, from walking tours to storytelling to concerts to Shakespeare to public art strolls. Below are just some of them; visit the above Web sites to find out more, including the Sandbox Music series for kids.
Sundays through Sept. 11 Her Long Black Hair: An Audio Walk in Central Park, site-specific installation by Janet Cardiff, audio kit available at kiosk at 59th St. & Sixth Ave., 10:00 am 3:30 pm
Saturday, July 23 Almost All Andersen: Storytelling 2005, Roslyn Bresnick-Perry, "The Life of Andersen," with singer Phyllis Beck, statue of Hans Christian Andersen, 72nd St. & Fifth Ave., 11:00 am
Saturday, July 23 Walking Tour: Cross Park Promenade, meet inside the park at Fifth Ave. & East 72nd St. in front of the statue of Samuel F. B. Morse, 1:00
Saturday, July 23 Walking Tour: A Road Once Traveled, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 212-860-1370, 3:00
Sunday, July 24 Walking Tour: Views from the Past, Dairy, midpark at 65th St., 212-794-6564, 12 noon
Sunday, July 24 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Flor de Terra, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 4:00
Tuesday, July 26 The Naumburg Orchestra, conducted by Gregory Vajda, Naumburg Bandshell and Mall Concert Ground, midpark between 66th & 72nd Sts., 100th anniversary season, 7:30
Wednesday, July 27 Walking Tour: Cross Park Promenade, meet inside the park at Fifth Ave. & East 72nd St. in front of the statue of Samuel F. B. Morse, 1:00
Saturday, July 30 Walking Tour: The Castle and Its Kingdom, Belvedere Castle, midpark at 79th St., 212-772-0210, 3:00
Saturday, July 30
Saturday, September 24 Walking Tour: Conservatory Garden, Fifth Ave. & 105th St., 11:00 am every Saturday
Sunday, July 31 Walking Tour: Manhattan Adirondacks, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 212-860-1370, 12 noon
Sunday, July 31 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Joe Taino & the Blue Flames, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 4:00
Thursday, August 4 Dancing on the Plaza: Swing, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 212-860-1370, 6:00
Saturday, August 6 Walking Tour: Sports in the Park, Then and Now, Dairy, midpark at 65th St., 212-794-6564, 3:00
Sunday, August 7 Walking Tour: Seneca Village, meet inside the park at the southeast corner of 85th St. & Central Park West, 212-772-0210, 12 noon
Sunday, August 7 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Amir Vahab Ensemble, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 4:00
Tuesday, August 9 The Naumburg Orchestra, conducted by Charles Olivieri-Munroe, Naumburg Bandshell and Mall Concert Ground, midpark between 66th & 72nd Sts., 100th anniversary season, 7:30
Wednesday, August 10 Walking Tour: Water Ways and Vistas, Dairy, midpark at 65th St., 1:00 pm
Thursday, August 11 Dancing on the Plaza: Salsa, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 212-860-1370, 6:00
Saturday, August 13 Walking Tour: The Magic of Place, northeast corner of CPW & 72nd St., 212-794-6564, 11:00 am
Saturday, August 13 Almost All Andersen: Storytelling 2005, Carol Lewis, "The Wave," and Ron Sopyla, "The Goblin and the Grocer," statue of Hans Christian Andersen, 72nd St. & Fifth Ave., 11:00 am
Sunday, August 14 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Saco Yasuma & Yoin, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 4:00
Tuesday, August 16
Sunday, September 11 The Public Theater Presents Shakespeare in the Park: TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, The Musical, Delacorte Theater, midpark at 80th St., 212-539-8750, 8:00
Wednesday, August 17 Walking Tour: Views from the Past, Dairy, midpark at 65th St., 212-794-6564, 1:00
Thursday, August 18 Dancing on the Plaza: African Dance, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 212-860-1370, 6:00
Saturday, August 20 Teen-Led Tour: Hallett Nature Sanctuary, Dairy, midpark at 65th St., 212-794-6564, 11:00 am
Saturday, August 20 Teen-Led Tour: Dairy Berry Fields, Dairy, midpark at 65th St., 212-794-6564, 11:00 am
Sunday, August 21 Walking Tour: The Castle and Its Kingdom, Belvedere Castle, midpark at 79th St., 212-772-0210, 2:00
Sunday, August 21 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Art Baron & the Dukes Men, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 4:00
Wednesday, August 24 Walking Tour: Cross Park Promenade, meet inside the park at Fifth Ave. & East 72nd St. in front of the statue of Samuel F. B. Morse, 1:00
Thursday, August 25 Dancing on the Plaza: Disco, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 212-860-1370, 6:00
Saturday, August 27 Walking Tour: Seneca Village, meet inside the park at the southeast corner of 85th St. & Central Park West, 212-772-0210, 3:00
Sunday, August 28 Walking Tour: Amble Through the Ramble, Belvedere Castle, midpark at 79th St., 212-772-0210, 12 noon
Sunday, August 28 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Danielia Cotton, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 4:00
Wednesday, August 31 Walking Tour: The Castle and Its Kingdom, Belvedere Castle, midpark at 79th St., 212-772-0210, 1:00
Sunday, September 4 Harlem Meer Performance Festival: Rejoice, Charles A. Dana Discovery Center, inside the park at 110th St. & Lenox Ave., 4:00
Saturday, September 17 Almost All Andersen: Storytelling 2005, Diane Wolkstein, "The Butterfly," statue of Hans Christian Andersen, 72nd St. & Fifth Ave., 11:00 am
Central Park (enter at Fifth Ave. & 69th St.)
Thursday, July 21 Word: Upright Citizens Brigade, 7:30
Friday, July 22 Dance: Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company
presents Another Evening, 8:30
Saturday, July 23 Dance for Peace: Skazi, Astral Projection, and DJ Amir, 3:00
Sunday, July 24 Global Family Day: Dan Zanes & Friends and Batoto Yetu, 3:00
Wednesday, July 27 Word: Ha Jin, 7:30
Thursday, July 28
Friday, July 29 Dance: the Balanchine Legacy, 8:30
Saturday, July 30 MC5, the Sun Ra Arkestra, and Suphala, curated by
DJ Spooky, 3:00
Sunday, July 31 Lila Downs, Maria del Mar Bonet, and Las Ondas Marteles, 3:00
Thursday, August 4 Word & Music: Patti Smith and Janet Hamill & Moving Star, 7:30
Friday, August 5 Pianos in the Park, with Brad Mehldau, Jason Moran and the Bandwagon, and Eric Lewis, 7:00
Saturday, August 6 Coheed and Cambria, Aterciopelados, and Bebe, 3:00
Sunday, August 7 M.I.A. with Diplo & special guests, curated by DJ Rekha, 3:00
Thursday, August 11 Dance: Trisha Brown Dance Company, 8:30
Saturday, August 13 Yolanda Adams, A.R.C. Choir, and Nuttin but Stringz, 3:00 PM
Sunday, August 14 Barrington Levy, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra, and
DJ Eddie Stats, 3:00
Boomerang Theatre Company
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00
Saturday, July 23
Sunday, July 24 TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Central Park, enter at 69th St. & Central Park West
Saturday, July 30
Sunday, July 31 TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, Central Park, enter at 69th St. & Central Park West
Enter at 103rd St. & Central Park West
Thursdays through Sundays at 7:00 pm
Admission: free, but voluntary donations accepted after show
Thursday, August 4
Sunday, August 28 SCAPIN by Moliere, scenes move throughout the park
Grand Army Plaza (Manhattan)
59th St. and Fifth Ave.
Standing proudly over Grand Army Plaza at 59th & Fifth, this gilded statue of General William Tecumseh Sherman astride his gallant horse, being led by Winged Victory (Nike), was unveiled to New Yorkers at this entrance to Central Park on May 30, 1903, after more than a decade of work by New York resident Augustus St. Gaudens, who developed and constructed the monument in Paris and New Hampshire as well as New York. The granite pedestal was designed by Charles McKim. On a pleasant afternoon a few summers ago, we were treated to a rare sight: atop Shermans head, perched with grandeur, was one of Central Parks majestic red-tailed hawks, its beak pointed slightly toward the sky, a more commanding presence than even the general himself. By the way, if you deign to look close enough, the horse is rather anatomically correct.
There are only a few days left to see Chinatsu Ban's otaku sculpture
Public Art Fund Projects
Scholars Gate at Doris C. Freedman Plaza
Fifth Ave. at 60th St.
Through July 24
This entrance to Wien Walk (named for New York City philanthropist Lawrence A. Wien) at Scholars Gate, which takes you into Central Park and leads you to the zoo, has featured art installations since 1993. Standing guard at the entrance right now is this pair of ridiculously cute and colorful yellow elephants clad in playful underwear, part of "Little Boy: The Arts of Japans Exploding Subculture," which is at the Japan Society through July 24. Ban, who is obsessed with all things kawaii, has been drawing elephants throughout her career, stemming from elephant figures she had as a child. Kids and adults alike are charmed by this mother and child scenario, and you will be too. Make sure to walk behind them to see the little present the mother has made for New York.
Courtesy Dahesh Museum of Art
Jean-Leon Gerome, "Working
in Marble," or "The Artist
Dahesh Museum of Art
580 Madison Ave. at 57th St.
Through September 22
Pay as you wish the first Thursday of every month, 6:00 9:00 pm
If you leave the park at 59th St., make a short detour to the Dahesh, which is turning ten with this ambitious selection from its permanent collection, including many works that are on display for the first time. The museum is named for Dr. Dahesh, born Salim Moussa Achi in Lebanon, who developed quite a great taste for nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century academic European art, which is not everyones cup of tea. The exhibit opens with a tribute to the doctor, featuring his desk, his writings (including THE REPOSE OF DEATH and MEMOIRS OF A DINAR), photographs, Marie Haddads portrait of him, descriptions of his home, and his hanging tiger rug, surrounded by such works as Marius Hubert Roberts icy "A Nocturnal View in the Middle East" and George Clairins violent "Battle of Arabs."
Among the highlights of the show, which is divided into sections devoted to religion, landscape, classicism, Orientalism, history and narrative, sketches and studies, and photogravures, are Adolphe-William Bouguereaus charming "The Water Girl," Maurice Leloirs poignant "Manon Lescaut," Jean-Leon Geromes ultra-realistic "Working in Marble," Gustave Dores dark "The Black Eagle of Prussia," Paul Delaroches dramatic "Lamentation," Sir John Gilberts "Plays of Shakespeare" (with the key to identifying all the characters), Jean Jules Antoine Lecomte du Nouys "Judith," Frederic, Lord Leightons faceless study for "Captive Andromache," Jean-Jacques Pradiers stunning "Pieta" sculpture, and "Jaroslav Cermaks "The Abduction of a Herzogovinian Woman," which still holds its cherished place at the end of the Orientalism gallery. Other favorites of ours are Leon-Augustin Lhermittes charcoal and pastel "Lunch at the Cerverie Farm," Rudolf Ernsts "The Letter," Henry Pierre Picous "Andromeda Chained to a Rock," Claude-Louis Desraiss "A Royalist Allegory," and Gustav Bauernfeinds dazzlingly detailed "Jaffa, Recruiting of Turkish Soldiers in Palestine," all of which tell unique and moving stories.
Dahesh Museum of Art
Free with museum admission of $9 unless otherwise noted
Saturday, July 23 Summer Film Festival: GERMINAL (Claude Berri, 1993), 2:30
Saturday, August 6 Summer Film Festival: MOULIN ROUGE (John Huston, 1952), 2:30
Saturday, August 20 Summer Film Festival: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Arthur Lubin, 1943), 2:30
Saturday, August 20 Summer Film Festival: LA COMMUNE (Peter Watkins, 2000), 2:30
Saturday, September 10 Summer Film Festival: LA COMMUNE (Peter Watkins, 2000), 11:00 am 6:00 pm
Dahesh Museum of Art
Free with museum admission of $9 unless otherwise noted
Sunday, July 31 Film Screening: THE IRON MASK (Allan Dwan, 1929), 2:30
Thursday, August 4 First Thursdays: Bitter/Sweet: Tales from the World of Spice, lecture and tasting with Stan Gorski, museum admission free, 6:00 9:00
Tuesday, August 9 Explore the Galleries with the Curators and Director: Frank Verpoorten, curatorial research associate, 12:15
Sunday, August 14, 28 Film Screening: THE IRON MASK (Allan Dwan, 1929), 2:30
Thursday, September 1 First Thursdays: Picturing the East, with Kristian Davies, THE ORIENTALISTS, lecture and book signing, museum admission free, 6:00 9:00
Tuesday, September 6 Explore the Galleries with the Curators and Director: Roger Diederen, curator, 12:15
Wednesday, September 14 Eleanor Antin: Seeing the Present Through the Eyes of the Past, lecture, $9, 6:30
Saturday, September 17 Performance: Jennifer Muller/The Works, 2:15 & 3:15
Sunday, September 18 Film Screening: THE IRON MASK (Allan Dwan, 1929), 2:30
French Institute Alliance Française Ciné-Club
Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves.
Tuesdays at 12:30, 4:00, and 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted
Through August 16
Tickets: $9, available day of show only
Tuesday, July 26 JEUX INTERDITS (FORBIDDEN GAMES) (Rene Clement, 1952)
Tuesday, August 2 THIS LAND IS MINE (Jean Renoir, 1943)
Tuesday, August 9 D-DAY+60: AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (Robin Massee, 2004) and JOAN OF PARIS (Robert Stevenson, 1942)
Tuesday, August 16 UNE AFFAIRE DE FEMMES (STORY OF WOMEN) (Claude Chabrol, 1988)
Courtesy the Hispanic Society of America, New York
"Beach of Valencia by Morning Light" by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Queen Sofia Spanish Institute
684 Park Ave. between 68th & 69th Sts.
Through July 30
If you leave the park via the 67th St. exit, stop by the newly renamed Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, which is celebrating the centennial of the Hispanic Society (and its own fiftieth anniversary) with this three-level exhibition of works that show the reach and influence of Francisco de Goya.
Goyas works come first: On the main floor, across from the entrance, hangs Goyas portrait of Pedro Mocarte, the subjects white shirt nearly glowing out of a dark background and a vest that mimics an artists palette. The glass case in the middle of the room contains nine outstanding drawings by the Spanish master, including "Torture of a Man," "Mirth," "Peasant Carrying a Woman," and "Old Man on a Swing."
Modern Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastidas "Beach of Valencia by Morning Light" glows with the white of the waves and the womens shirts playing off the swirling sails of small boats. Bursts of red and yellow enliven Sorollas "The Peppers." The tall, narrow trees that lead to the cemetery in Santiago Rusinol y Pratss stark "Calvario at Sagunto" are almost like grave markers themselves. In the upstairs gallery, the white robe in Sorollas large-size "After the Bath" nearly envelops the viewer as well as the young woman putting it on.
Among the standout portraits are Federico de Madrazo y Kuntzs take on Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Sorollas colorful depiction of Louis Comfort Tiffany, Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaletas examination of Miguel de Unamuno, Casas y Carbos striking version of La Santera, and Emilio Lucas Francess bold look at Ramon Campoamor y Camposorio. While some of the paintings are middling at best, spend a little more time with Eugenio Lucas Velasquezs charming "Landscape with Figures," Jenaro Pérez Villamil y Guguets abstract "Religious Procession in the Picos of Europe," Emilio Sanchez-Perriers peaceful "Fishing," Francisco Domingo y Marquess "By a Mosque Doorway," Fernando Alvarez de Sotomayors "The Galician Dance," Eugenio Hermoso Martinezs "Children at School, Fregenal," Miguel Viladrich Vilas "The Little Shepherd" (who has a great pipe), and Ramon Francisco Nunez Losadas mountain village of "Albarracin." The Hispanic Society itself, from which these works were loaned, is located on Audubon Terrace in Washington Heights; it was founded by Archer Milton Huntington, whose mansion on Fifth Ave. at 89th St. is now home to the National Academy.
The Americas Society
680 Park Ave. at 68th St.
Through Sunday, October 8
On the corner of Park Ave. and 68th St. stands the Americas Society, a New York City landmark that was originally home to Percy Rivington Pyne and later served as the headquarters of the Soviet Mission to the UN. Constructed nearly a century ago by McKim, Mead & White, the neo-Federal town house houses the Americas Society, the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute, and the Istituto Cultural Italia. Last week the AS kicked off its fortieth anniversary celebration with "Beyond Geography: Forty Years of Visual Arts at the Americas Society," an exhibition looking back at the four decades of works from its Visual Arts Department.
VAMPIROS takes a bite out of the NYILFF on July 28
This sixth annual event, subtitled "Our Movies, Our Culture, Our Movies, Our Way!" offers six days of film, art, and discussion about the Latino experience, including a family weekend with special appearances and prizes and free popcorn and soda.
Tuesday, July 26 HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS SPENT THEIR SUMMER (Georgina Garcia Riedel, 2005), Regal Union Square Stadium, 850 Broadway between 13th & 14th Sts., $20, 7:00
Wednesday, July 27 LatiNatural Photography Exhibition, Shirley Miranda-Rodriguez, the Franklyn H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center, 408 West 58th St. between Ninth & Tenth Aves., 6:00 9:00
Wednesday, July 27 Valladolid International Film Festival: LA CAJA 507 (BOX 507) (Enrique Urbizu, 2002), Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. at Laight St., followed by reception, $10, 7:00
Wednesday, July 27 FAVELA RISING (Jeff Zimbalist and Matt Mochary, 2005), Lighthouse International Ames Auditorium, 111 East 59th St. between Park & Lexington Aves., $10, 9:00
Thursday, July 28 Behind the Lens, panel discussion, the Tinker Auditorium, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $5, 4:00
Thursday, July 28 Inside HBO, 1100 Sixth Ave. at 42nd St., free, 6:00
Thursday, July 28 VAMPIROS (VAMPIRES) (Eduardo Ortiz, 2004), Pioneer Theater, 155 East Third St. between Aves. A & B, $10, 6:30
Thursday, July 28 Embracing Our Diversity, panel discussion with Fabiana Chiu-Rinaldi, Malin Falu, Emanuel Xavier, and Ali Curi, moderated by Ed Morales, the Franklyn H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center, 408 West 58th St. between Ninth & Tenth Aves., 7:00
Thursday, July 28 Dominican Night: JUICY (Juan Caceres, 2004) and LA CORTINA DEL PALACIO (THE CURTAIN OF THE PALACE) (Carlos M. Plasencia), Florence Guild Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., 8:00
Thursday, July 28 Valladolid International Film Festival: EL TRAJE (THE SUIT) (Alberto Rodriguez, 2002), Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. at Laight St., $10, 7:00
Thursday, July 28 Valladolid International Film Festival: LAS HORAS DEL DIA (THE HOURS OF THE DAY) (Jaime Rosales, 2003), Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. at Laight St., $10, 9:00
Thursday, July 28 CACHIMBA (Silvio Caiozzi, 2004), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 10:00
Friday, July 29 Distribution: Finding the Deal That Is Right for You, panel discussion, the Tinker Auditorium, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $5, 4:00
Friday, July 29 Urbanwood: Breaking New Ground, panel discussion, the Tinker Auditorium, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $5, 6:00
Friday, July 29 Outdoor Free Screening: THE MAMBO KINGS (Arne Glimcher, 1992), Riverbank State Park, 145th St. at Riverside Dr., preparty at 6:30, film around 8:00
Friday, July 29 GLOW ROPES: THE RISE AND FALL OF A BAR MITZVAH EMCEE (George Valencia and Edwin Figueroa, 2005), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 8:00
Friday, July 29 Defining the Role of Latino Arts Organizations in Todays Cultural Scene, panel discussion with Nicholas Arture and Ali Curi, moderated by Judy Escalona, the Franklyn H. Williams Caribbean Cultural Center, 408 West 58th St. between Ninth & Tenth Aves., 7:00
Friday, July 29 Valladolid International Film Festival: NUBES DE VERANO (SUMMER CLOUDS) (Felipe Vega, 2004), Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. at Laight St., $10, 7:00
Friday, July 29 LIFES DECISIONS: A BRONX STORY (Mark Anthony, 2005), Lighthouse International Ames Auditorium, 111 East 59th St. between Park & Lexington Aves., $10, 7:00
Friday, July 29 Valladolid International Film Festival: LA FLAQUEZA DEL BOLCHEVIQUE (THE WEAKNESS OF THE BOLSHEVIK) (Manuel Martin Cuenca, 2003), Tribeca Cinemas, 54 Varick St. at Laight St., $10, 9:00
Saturday, July 30 Family Weekend: THOMAS THE TANK ENGINES "CALLING ALL ENGINES!" free popcorn and soda, live reptiles, games, contests, and more, $5 children, $7 adults, 11:00 am
Saturday, July 30 Family Weekend: THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE (Stephen Hillenburg, 2004), free popcorn and soda, live reptiles, games, contests, and more, $5 children, $7 adults, 1:30
Saturday, July 30 LOVE FOR RENT (Shane Edelman, 2005), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 2:00
Saturday, July 30 Family Weekend: MAX RULES (Robert Karl Burke, 2005), free popcorn and soda, live reptiles, games, contests, and more, $5 children, $7 adults, 4:00
Saturday, July 30 DIAS DE SANTIAGO (DAYS OF SANTIAGO) (Josue Mendez, 2004), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 6:00
Saturday, July 30 RIKERS HIGH (Victor Buhler, 2005), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 8:00
Saturday, July 30 BETWEEN (David Ocañas, 2005), Lighthouse International Ames Auditorium, 111 East 59th St. between Park & Lexington Aves., $10, 9:00
Sunday, July 31 Family Weekend: FLIGHT OF FANCY (Noel Quiñones, 2000), $5 children, $7 adults, free popcorn and soda, live reptiles, games, contests, and more, 11:00 am
Sunday, July 31 ROBBING PETER (Mario F. de la Vega, 2004), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 12 noon
Sunday, July 31 INDOCUMENTADOS (UNDOCUMENTED) (Leonardo Ricagni, 2005), Lighthouse International Ames Auditorium, 111 East 59th St. between Park & Lexington Aves., $10, 1:00
Sunday, July 31 Family Weekend: THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE (Stephen Hillenburg, 2004) in Spanish, free popcorn and soda, live reptiles, games, contests, and more, $5 children, $7 adults, 1:30
Sunday, July 31 THE LATIN LEGENDS OF COMEDY (Ray Ellin, 2004), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 2:00
Sunday, July 31 Family Weekend: SHREK 2 (Andrew Adamson and Kelly Asbury, 2004), free but must register in advance at http://www.TONYFREEFLIX.com/main.aspx?event=3, free popcorn and soda, live reptiles, games, contests, and more, 11:00 am
Sunday, July 31 DOWNTOWN: A STREET TALE (Rafael Zielinski, 2004), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 4:00
Sunday, July 31 PUÑOS ROSAS (PINK PUNCH) (Beto Gómez, 2004), Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th St. between Park & Madison Aves., $10, 6:00
Queens Theatre in the Park
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
July 27 through August 7
This ninth annual event brings live music, theater, comedy, film, and dance to two indoor stages in Flushing Meadows. The two prices listed for paid events are for day of show / in advance. There are further discounts if you buy tickets to three or more performances.
Wednesday, July 27
Sunday, August 7 Mexico Hurray! art exhibit, featuring works by Felipe Galindo, Natalia Porter, and Remy Amézcua
Wednesday, July 27
Thursday, July 28 Perú Negro, $35/$30, 8:00
Friday, July 29 Rock en Español Contramano/Karimbo, $20/$15, 8:00
Saturday, July 30 Mariachi Academy, free but reservations required 718-760-0064, 2:00
Saturday, July 30 Vivos, $25/$20, 7:30 & 10:00
Sunday, July 31 Joseito Mateo, $25/$20, 7:00
Monday, August 1 CANDIDO: HANDS OF FIRE/MANOS DE FUEGO (Ivan Acosta), free but reservations required 718-760-0064, 8:00
Tuesday, August 2 ENDEMONIADAMENTE BELLA by Eva Gaseazoro, $15/$10, 8:00
Wednesday, August 3 Microfono Abierto (open mic), hosted by Alba Sanchez, free but reservations required 718-760-0064, 8:00
Wednesday, August 3 Queens Theatres International Movements Project: Dario Vaccaro Dance Project, $25/$20, 8:00
Thursday, August 4 The 40s: Willy Mosquera, $20/$15, 8:00
Thursday, August 4 Ray Castro & Conjunto Clasico, with special guest Tito Allen, $30/$25, 8:00
Friday, August 5 Frivolidad: "La Comedia Divina," $25/$20, 7:30 & 10:00
Saturday, August 6 Illapu, $30/$25, 7:00 & 10:00
Sunday, August 7 Sofrito Caliente featuring Larry Harlow and Yomo Toro with David Gonzalez, $25/$20, 7:00
Sunday, August 7 Sofrito, free but reservations required 718-760-0064, 2:00
Captain Spaulding is back for more bloody fun in Zombie follow-up
Opens July 22
Although writer-director Rob Zombie refuses to call this a sequel to 2003s HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES, THE DEVILS REJECTS is a sequel to Zombies 2003 horror hit HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES. Mad clown Captain Spaulding (Sid Haig) is back, as are murderous siblings Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie, Robs wife). Mother Firefly, played by the vixenous Karen Black in the first flick, is here portrayed with delicious delight by Leslie Easterbrook. In this gorefest, Otis and Baby are on the lam from Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe), who is determined to avenge his brothers death; they hole up in a skeevy motel with a quartet of hostages that includes perennial Clint Eastwood bad boy Geoffrey Lewis and THREES COMPANY escapee Priscilla Barnes. Zombie cleverly plays with genre cliches; what you think is going to happen or not happen gets turned upside down, so you never quite know where things are heading (although you can always count on a shot of his wifes butt). Zombie, leader of the heavy metal band White Zombie, injects a wry sense of humor by including such 70s pop music as Elvin Bishops "Fooled Around and Fell in Love," Steely Dans "Reelin in the Years," David Essexs "Rock On," and even Lynryd Skynyrds "Freebird," always at extremely appropriate moments. Add a star if you love films that relish gore; delete two and a half if you cant stand them.
Heins Weingartner makes a JULES AND JIM for the new millennium
Opens July 22
Jan (Daniel Bruhl) and Peter (Stipe Erceg) spend their time talking about rebelling against the status quo big business, government and doing something about it. They scope out rich peoples villas and, when the family is away, invade the space and turn it upside down. They move the furniture, put the stereo in the refrigerator, pile chairs on top of each other, and leave a simple little note, signed by the Edukators: "Your Days of Plenty Are Numbered." They dont steal or permanently destroy a thing. But when Peters girlfriend, Jule (Julia Jentsch), is evicted from her apartment and moves in with them, she begins to alter the dynamic between the two longtime friends and even convinces Jan to go out on a mission while Peter is away and the results are disastrous. On the run with a hostage (a brilliant Burghart Klaussner), they are forced to reevaluate what they believe in and what they want out of life. Every time Hans Weingartners political tale about love, friendship, betrayal, and revolution, a hit at Cannes and SXSW, threatens to veer too far off course, it rights itself just in time. In some ways, THE EDUKATORS is a German update of Francois Truffauts JULES AND JIM rewritten by Jean-Luc Godard and produced by Bernardo Bertolucci for the burgeoning international youth culture.
30 DAYS OF NIGHT: RETURN TO BARROW by Steve Niles, illustrated by Ben Templesmith (IDW, $14.95 each, 2004)
This trilogy of terror from Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith is a chilling tale of vampires who arrive in Barrow, Alaska, on the eve of thirty days without sunlight, a veritable 24/7 feast for them. But Barrow is not about to go down without a fight, led by Sheriff Eben Olemaun and his cop wife, Stella. Niless story is gruesome, heartbreaking, and continually clever, filled with unexpected surprises and twists and turns. Australian illustrator Templesmiths artwork is gorgeous, ranging from dark and mysterious to bloody and violent; his full-page depictions of heads being blown apart and explosions lighting up the night are particularly awesome. Even the lettering of the dialogue is scary, especially the style used for the vamps. Originally a much-hailed comic-book series, 30 DAYS is now available in three beautiful trade paperbacks; read them all before the film version, produced by Sam Raimis company, comes out next year. As bonuses, DARK DAYS features an introduction from Clive Barker, while DARK DAYS and RETURN TO BARROW include the original covers of the comic books. RETURN TO BARROW has also been nominated for several Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including Best Limited Series, Best Writer (Niles), and Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (Templesmith).
Available in trade paperback
In 1983, Vortex Comics published a comic book about the mysterious Mister X, a bald man always wearing glasses who was involved in the building of the experimental and groundbreaking Radiant City. Returning to his creation, which was finished without him, he encounters former wives and girlfriends, old and new business acquaintances, and a string of suspicious deaths that is heading right for him. This 2004 edition from ibooks collects the first six issues of this fun, noirish series, from the colorful premiere issue through the darker "The Bizarre Death of Walter Eichmann" and "The Revenge of Zamora." In addition to the stories themselves, written by creator Dean Motter and illustrated by the Hernandez Brothers, Ty Templeton, and Seth, with covers by Paul Rivoche, this "definitive collection" features an introduction by Motter; an essay by Arlen Schumer that places MISTER X in its historical context; Dave McKeans first comic, "Tales from Somnopolis"; "The Brain of Mister X," an "unfinished episode" by Bill Sienkiewicz; and a portfolio of drawings and sketches by Rivoche.
We fell instantly in love with the drawings in this short, existential tale by writer/illustrator Robert Sergel. "I dont have any memories," it begins. "They seem to have dissolved over time. If you float around long enough, its easy to lose things." This twenty-four-page self-published mini-book contains ten beautifully rendered drawings of an empty town, devoid of life and people; the doors and windows are closed, the stores shuttered. A lone sign declares "Private Property No Trespassing." This walk through a vacant psyche will have you rereading it time and time again.
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Extended through Monday, September 5 (excluding weekends)
Three-course lunch: $20.12
Three-course dinner: $35
Wednesday, July 20
Monday, September 5 If you havent taken advantage of one of the citys best events, Restaurant Week, yet, its been extended through Labor Day (excluding weekends), as more than one hundred eateries are offering special three-course menus for lunch and/or dinner, including Aureole, Beacon, Butter, Café Boulud, Chanterelle, Compass, Craftbar, davidburke & donatella, Fleur de Sel, Gramercy Tavern, Inagiku, Josephs Citarella, Molyvos, Orsay, Patroon, Payard Bistro, the River Café, Rosa Mexicano, Steak Frites, Sushi Samba, Tabla, Tocqueville, Union Square Cafe, Vong, and the 21 Club, among dozens of others
Part of the 2005 African Film Festival
Various venues in Harlem parks
Wednesday, July 20 Korimbata Samba, followed by ORFEU NEGRO (BLACK ORPHEUS) (Marcel Camus, 1959), St. Nicholas Park plaza, 135th St. & Nicholas Ave., 7:30
Thursday, July 21 SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK: RAISE YOUR VOICE (2005) preceded by excerpt from MUSIC IS MY LIFE, POLITICS MY MISTRESS THE OSCAR BROWN JR. STORY (Donnie L. Betts, 2005), Marcus Garvey Park, 124th St. & Mt. Morris Park, 7:30
Wednesday, July 27 Les Merveilles de Guinea, followed by CHICKIN BIZNIS (Ntshaveni Wa Luruli, 1998), Jackie Robinson Park basketball courts, 150th St. & Bradhurst Ave., 7:30
Thursday, July 28 WATTSTAX (Mel Stuart, 1973), Jackie Robinson Park basketball courts, 150th St. & Bradhurst Ave., 7:30
Ft. Green Park, Dekalb Ave. & Washington Park St. (FGP)
Brower Park, Brooklyn Ave. & Prospect Pl. (BP)
Von King Park, Lafayette, Marcy & Thompkins Ave. & Green St. (VKP)
St. Marys Park, 146th St. & St. Anns Ave. (SMP)
Crotona Park, 173rd St. & Crotona Park East (CP)
Mahoney Park, Beechwood Ave., Crescent Ave., Cleveland St. & Jersey St. (MP)
Highbridge Park, 173rd St. & Amsterdam Ave. (HP)
Jackie Robinson Park, 145th St. & Bradhurst Ave., (JRP)
Marcus Garvey Park, 124th St. & Mt. Morris Park (MGP)
Queensbridge Park, 21st St. Bridge Plaza, Vernon Blvd., & East River (QP)
Wednesday, July 20 Roy Ayers, CP
Wednesday, July 20 Mighty Sparrow, BP
Thursday, July 21 Roy Ayers, Platinum Pied Pipers, VKP
Tuesday, July 26 Zapp Band, SMP
Wednesday, July 27 D.I.T.C., CP
Thursday, July 28 Zapp Band , VKP
Wednesday, August 3 Felix Hernandez Rhythm Revue, MP
1904 Surf Ave. between 16th & 19th Sts.
Tickets: $45 in advance, $50 at the door
Thursday, July 21 Beyond Internal Gravity tour, with String Cheese Incident, Keller Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Yonder Mountain String Band, and New Monsoon, 1:00
Photo by Louis Escobar
C. Gibbs plays July 29
Freddys Bar & Backroom unless otherwise noted
485 Dean St. at Sixth Ave., Park Slope
Thursday, July 21 Song Circle, 8:00; Michael Daves Bluegrass Mob, 9:30; Sheriff
Friday, July 22 Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Co., 9:00; the Lonesome Prairie Dogs, 10:15; Blue State Band, 11:30
Saturday, July 23 B-Star acoustic, 2:00; Banjorama, 3:15; Harmony Bros., 4:30; Uncle Leon & the Alibis, 5:45; Prince Lefty & His Ramblin Kings, 7:00; Roulette Sisters, 8:15; John Pinamonti, 9:30; The Wissler Family, 10:45; the Whisky Rebellion, 11:30
Sunday, July 24 American String Conspiracy, 4:30; Warren Malone Orchestra, 5:45; YAll Stars, 7:00; Bill Carneys Jug Addicts, 8:15
Thursday, July 28 Two Man Gentleman Band, 8:00; CasHank Hootenanny Jamboree, 9:00; the Defibulators, 12 midnight, at Buttermilk Bar, 577 Fifth Ave. at 16th St., 718-788-6297
Friday, July 29 C. Gibbs, 9:00; Sweet William, 10:15; Tom Rhodes, 11:30
Saturday, July 30 Travis Miller, 2:15; Radio Ghost Town, 3:30; Younger Sister, 4:45; Jessica Rose, 6:00; Maybelles, 7:15; Vince Allen, 8:30; Crevulators, 9:45; Sean Kershaw & the New Jack Ramblers, 11:00
Sunday, July 31 Buttermilk Channel, 4:30; Gowanus Canal Hotshots, 7:00; the Flanks, 8:15
All events approximately 11:00 am - 6:00 pm unless otherwise noted
Thursday, July 21
Sunday, July 24 Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza Aldea Santiago Carnival: East 105th Street between Lexington & Park Aves.
Friday, July 22
Sunday, July 24 Gioiosa Marina Social Club Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel: Veterans Ave. between Ave. T & East 71st St. and East 69th St. between Veterans Ave. & Ave. U
Saturday, July 23 International Aids Prevention Initiative / NYC Unfolds Street Fair: West Third St. between Broadway & LaGuardia Pl. & LaGuardia Pl. between West Third St. & Washington Sq.
Saturday, July 23 St. Bernard Church / 14th St. Summerfest: 14th St. between Seventh & Eighth Aves.
Saturday, July 23 East Village Visiting Neighbors Fair: Fourth Ave. between Astor Pl. & East Fifth St.
Saturday, July 23 Harlem Book Fair: West 135th Street between Adam C. Powell Blvd. & Fifth Ave.
Sunday, July 24 The Motion Picture Club / NYC's Movie Day Festival: Seventh Ave. between 47th & 57th Sts.
Sunday, July 24 East Side Summer Festival: Third Ave. between 42nd & 57th Sts.
Sunday, July 24 114th Precinct Civilian Observation Patrol Festival: Broadway between Crescent & 31st Sts.
Thursday, July 28
Sunday, July 31 St. Irenes Festival: 23rd Ave. between 35th & 37th Sts.
Thursday, July 28 Retired Fighters of Puerto Rico Carnival: East 109th St. between Second & Third Aves.
Saturday, July 30 Washington Square Summer Festival: Bleecker Street between Broadway & Sixth Ave.
Saturday, July 30 Vanderbilt YMCA Fair: Second Ave. between 42nd & 57th Sts.
Saturday, July 30 Dutch Kills Civic Association Fair: 36th Ave. between 29th & 35th Sts.
Saturday, July 30 Seventh Annual International Troubadour Festival: 106th St. between Lexington & Third Aves., 12 noon 8:00
Sunday, July 31 52 Association Jazz Festival: 52nd St. between Lexington & Seventh Aves.
Sunday, July 31 Times Square Summer Block Party / St. George Association Festival: 45th St. between Sixth & Seventh Aves.
Sunday, July 31 Lincoln Square Neighborhood Center Festival: Columbus Ave. between 66th & 72nd Sts.
Sunday, July 31 Junction Blvd. Merchants Association Fair: Junction Blvd. between 37th & Roosevelt Ave.
Monday, August 1 Hispanos Unidos de Greenpoint Carnival: Manhattan Avenue between Box & Dupont Sts.
Wednesday, August 3
Sunday, August 7 Feast of St. Gandolfo: Mulberry St. between Broome & Spring Sts.
Broadway at Wall St.
Thursdays at 1:00 through September 1
Thursday, July 21 Bach Vespers
Thursday, July 28 Manahattan Chamber Orchestra: Works by Beethoven (Egmont, Prometheus Overture
JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St.
Thursday, July 21 Film: THE BIG LEBOWSKI (Joel Coen, 1998), $5, 8:30
Also available on DVD
Jeff Bridges is awesome as the Dude, a laid-back cool cat who gets sucked into a noirish plot of jealousy, murder, money, mistaken identity, and messy carpets. Julianne Moore is excellent as free spirit Maude, Tara Reid struts her stuff as Bunny, and Peter Stormare, Flea, and Torsten Voges are a riot as a trio of nihilists. Also on hand are Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, Aimee Mann, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, David Thewlis, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara, Jon Polito, and other crazy characters, but the film really belongs to the Dude and his fellow bowlers Jesus Quintana (John Turturro, who is so dirty he is completely cut out of the television version), Donny (Steve Buscemi), and Walter (John Goodman), who refuses to roll on Shabbos. This is another offbeat great one from the Coen brothers.
Thursday, July 28 Live Music: Romashka, Gypsy dance party music, $10, 8:00
Kate & Ginger do battle at MoMA in La Cava's STAGE DOOR
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.
Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters 1 and 2
July 22 August 15
Tickets: $10, in person only, may be applied to museum admission within thirty days, same-day screenings free with museum admission, available at Film and Media Desk
The great Gregory La Cava finally gets his due in this fabulous series of the directors comedies, both live action and cartoon. Although you might not be familiar with La Cavas name, you will have heard of many of his stars: Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, W.C. Fields, Walter Huston, Joel McCrea, William Powell, Carole Lombard, Mary Astor, Claudette Colbert, Charles Boyer, Fredric March, Helen Hayes, Robert Montgomery, Gene Kelly, and so many others. La Cava often turned his satirical eye to Depression-era America in screwball comedies that were both funny and politically incisive; dont miss this rare chance to catch up on the work of one of Hollywoods forgotten filmmakers.
Friday, July 22 BED OF ROSES (Gregory La Cava, 1933), 6:00
Friday, July 22 STAGE DOOR (Gregory La Cava, 1937), 8:00
Saturday, July 23 SOS YOUR OLD MAN (Gregory La Cava, 1926), with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model, 2:00
Saturday, July 23 RUNNING WILD (Gregory La Cava, 1927), with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model, 4:00
Saturday, July 23 GABRIEL OVER THE WHITE HOUSE (Gregory La Cava, 1933), 6:00
Saturday, July 23 MY MAN GODFREY (Gregory La Cava, 1936), 8:00
Sunday, July 24 Gregory La Cava: Animation Program 1, comic-strip cartoons, with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model, 1:00
Sunday, July 24 LAUGH AND GET RICH (Gregory La Cava, 1931), 3:00
Sunday, July 24 THE HALF-NAKED TRUTH (Gregory La Cava, 1932), 5:00
Monday, July 25 Gregory La Cava: Animation Program 2, political cartoons, with live piano accompaniment by Ben Model, 6:00
Monday, July 25 LAUGH AND GET RICH (Gregory La Cava, 1931), 8:00
Wednesday, July 27 THE HALF-NAKED TRUTH (Gregory La Cava, 1932), 8:00
Thursday, July 28 BIG NEWS (Gregory La Cava, 1929), 6:00
Thursday, July 28 SMART WOMAN (Gregory La Cava, 1931), 7:30
Friday, July 29 SHE MARRIED HER BOSS (Gregory La Cava, 1935), 6:00
Friday, July 29 PRIVATE WORLDS (Gregory La Cava, 1935), 8:00
Saturday, July 30 BIG NEWS (Gregory La Cava, 1929), 2:00
Saturday, July 30 STAGE DOOR (Gregory La Cava, 1937), 4:00
Saturday, July 30 FIFTH AVENUE GIRL (Gregory La Cava, 1939), 6:00
Saturday, July 30 PRIMROSE PATH (Gregory La Cava, 1940), 8:00
Sunday, July 31 SOS YOUR OLD MAN (Gregory La Cava, 1926), with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin, 3:00
Sunday, July 31 RUNNING WILD (Gregory La Cava, 1927), with live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin, 5:00
Monday, August 1 THE AGE OF CONSENT (Gregory La Cava, 1932), 6:00
Monday August 1 MY MAN GODFREY (Gregory La Cava, 1936), 7:30
Wednesday, August 3 PRIVATE WORLDS (Gregory La Cava, 1935), 6:00
Wednesday, August 3 SHE MARRIED HER BOSS (Gregory La Cava, 1935), 8:00
Prospect Park Bandshell
Through August 7
Keep It Great: Give $3 at the Gate
Friday, July 22 Music & Movies Series: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Rupert Julian, 1925), with Alloy Orchestra / Kaiku, 7:30
Saturday, July 23 Budweiser Latin Music Series: Boricua Festival! With Eddie Palmieri y La Perfecta II / William Cepeda Bombashe / and more, 2:00 9:00
Thursday, July 28 Budweiser Latin Music Series: Milly Quezada / Grupo Aguakate, 7:30
Friday, July 29 Music & Movies Series: THE SOUND OF MUSIC (Robert Wise, 1965), with Slam, 7:30
Saturday, July 30 Morgan Heritage / Don Minott & the High Voltage Band, 7:30
Sunday, July 31 Independence Community Bank Series: African Festival! with Papa Wemba / Gokh-Bi System / Maria De Barros / Kakande / Nkossi Konda, 2:00 9:00
Queens Museum of Art
New York City Building
Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Friday nights at 6:30 through August 26
Friday, July 22 Kids Dance Queens Vol. 1, 6:30
Friday, July 22 Korean Traditional Music & Dance Institute, 7:30
Friday, July 22 MY BEAUTIFUL GIRL MARI (Seong-kang Lee, 2004), 8:00
Friday, July 29 Kids Dance Queens Vol. 2, 6:30
Friday, July 29 Cumbiama eNeYe, 7:30
Friday, July 29 TE BUSCO (IM LOOKING FOR YOU) (Ricardo Coral Dorado, 2002), 8:00
Through September 12
Saturday, July 23 Sixth Annual Harlem Book Fair, Malcolm X Blvd. & West 135th St., with readings, signings, and celebrities, 12 noon 7:00
Sunday, July 31 A Great Day in Harlem: Arts and Cultural Festival, Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park, West 122nd St. & Riverside Dr., 212-862-8477, 1:00 5:00
Sunday, July 31 A Great Day in Harlem: Fashion Fusion, Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park, West 122nd St. & Riverside Dr., 212-862-8477, 5:00
Sunday, July 31 A Great Day in Harlem: So Amazing a Tribute to Luther Vandross, with Freddie Jackson, Melisa Morgan, Lalah Hathaway, and the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater, Ulysses S. Grant National Memorial Park, West 122nd St. & Riverside Dr., 212-862-8477, 6:00 9:00
Tuesday, August 2
Sunday, August 14 VanDerZee: Back on Sugar Hill, photography exhibit at 419A Convent Ave at 148th St., 212-368-9635, Tuesdays through Sundays, 10:00 am 6:00 pm
Through August 10 Harlem Is Art: Art as a Reflection of Community, LeRoy Neiman Gallery at Dodge Hall, room 310, Columbia University, 2960 Broadway, closed Saturday & Sunday, 212-459-1854
Through August 18 Entertainers Basketball Classic, Holcombe Rucker Memorial Park, 155th St. & Frederick Douglass Blvd., 4:15 & 6:00, http://www.ebcsports.com/ebc.html
Through August 31 Malcolm X: A Search for Truth, exhibit honoring eightieth anniversary of Malcolm Xs birth, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. at 135th St., 212-491-2200
Through August 31 Harlem Is Latin Roots: East Harlem, Community Works exhibition, Banco Popular, 231 West 125th St. between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. & Frederick Douglass Blvds., Monday through Saturday, 212-459-1854
Through September 15 Harlem Is Theater, Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave. at 112th St., 7:00 am 6:00 pm, 212-459-1854
The Two Boots Pioneer Theater
155 East Third St. at Ave. A
Saturday, July 23 NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (George A. Romero, 1968) and CARNIVAL OF SOULS (Herk Harvey, 1962), 9:00
Museum of the Moving Image
35th Ave. at 36th St., Astoria
Saturday, July 23
Sunday, July 24 BLOW-UP (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1966), 6:30
Friday, July 29 LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972), 7:30
Saturday, July 30
Sunday, July 31 LAST TANGO IN PARIS (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1972), 6:30
Leonard Nimoy Thalia
2537 Broadway at 95th St.
Saturdays & Tuesdays through August 30
Tickets: $10 per double feature
Saturday, July 23 BUTTERFIELD 8 (Daniel Mann, 1960), 6:00, and BELLE DE JOUR (Luis Bunuel, 1967), 8:00
Tuesday, July 26 BELLE DE JOUR (Luis Bunuel, 1967), 6:00, and BUTTERFIELD 8 (Daniel Mann, 1960), 8:00
Catherine Deneuve stars in this tempting tale of a bored housewife who finds the excitement shes missing by becoming a prostitute. When a couple of men start falling for her, her life turns more complicated than shes ever imagined. Director Luis Bunuel won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for this erotically charged story that features a shocking ending.
Saturday, July 30 A STAR IS BORN (George Cukor, 1954), 6:00, and SUNSET BOULEVARD (Billy Wilder, 1950), 8:00
Tuesday, August 2 SUNSET BOULEVARD (Billy Wilder, 1950), 6:00, and A STAR IS BORN (George Cukor, 1954), 8:00
P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA
22-25 Jackson Ave. at 46th Ave.
Long Island City
Saturdays from 3:00 9:00 pm through September 4
Admission: $8, includes admission to art galleries, free from 12 noon to 2:00
Saturday, July 23 MU & Maurice Fulton, Darshan Jesrani, and Tim Sweeney
Saturday, July 30 GusGus DJ set featuring Buckmaster De La Cruz and Eart, BMG of Ectomorph vs. Sal Principato of Liquid Liquid, and DJ Kaos
Snug Harbor Cultural Center
1000 Richmond Terrace
Admission: free unless otherwise noted
Sunday, July 24 Tribute to Movie Musicals, front lawn, 5:00
Thursday, July 28 The Nelson Riddle Orchestra, south meadow, 8:00
Sunday, July 31 As Always Jimmy Stewart, Veterans Memorial Hall, $17, 2:00
Sunday, July 31 Cynthia Sayer String Swing, front lawn, 5:00
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden
Sundays at 8:00 through August 21
Admission: free, tickets distributed day of show starting at 5:30
Sunday, July 24 Jazz: Myra Melfords The Tent
Sunday, July 31 Juilliard Concert II: Music for Mixed Ensemble
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th St. between Fifth & Sixth Aves.
Monday nights at 7:00
Monday, July 25 THE TEN YEAR LUNCH: THE WIT AND LEGEND OF THE ALGONQUIN ROUND TABLE (Aviva Slesin, 1987), followed by discussion with the director
Monday, August 1 Allen Ginsberg on Film, hosted by Bob Rosenthal
BAM Rose Cinemas
Brooklyn Academy of Music
30 Lafayette Ave. between Ashland Pl. & St. Felix St.
Wednesday, July 27 SHERLOCK JUNIOR (Buster Keaton, 1924) and COPS (Buster Keaton, 1922), live piano accompaniment by Donald Sosin, followed by Q&A with Edward McPherson, author of BUSTER KEATON: TEMPEST IN A FLAT HAT, 7:00
Landmark Sunshine Cinema
143 E. Houston St. between First & Second Aves.
Friday and Saturday nights at midnight
Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30 EVIL DEAD II: DEAD BY DAWN (Sam Raimi, 1987)
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave. at Second St.
July 29 August 4
Tickets: $8, day of show only, cash only
B-movie king Edgar G. Ulmer gets a loving weeklong tribute at Anthology, with nightly screenings of some of his greatest noir, horror, and socially conscious films. Among the stars on hand are John Carradine (BLUEBEARD), Hedy Lamarr (THE STRANGE WOMAN), Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi teaming up for the first time (BLACK CAT), and Sidney Bechet playing at a Harlem wedding (MOON OVER HARLEM). The last five evenings, the 9:00 screening of an Ulmer classic will be preceded by Michael Palms 2004 biography of the legendary cult director. The annual Kino tribute continues into September, with works by Andrei Tarkovsky, Wong Kar-wai, Fritz Lang, and others.
Friday, July 29 THE MAN FROM PLANET X (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1951), 9:00
Saturday, July 30 NATALKA POLTAVKA (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1937), 5:00
Saturday, July 30
Thursday, August 4 EDGAR G. ULMER THE MAN OFF SCREEN (Michael Palm, 2004), 7:00
Saturday, July 30 BLACK CAT (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934), 9:00
Sunday, July 31 MOON OVER HARLEM (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1939), 5:15
Sunday, July 31 BLUEBEARD (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1944), 9:00
Monday, August 1 STRANGE ILLUSION (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945), 9:00
Tuesday, August 2 THE STRANGE WOMAN (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1946), 9:00
Wednesday, August 3 RUTHLESS (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1948), 9:00
Thursday, August 4 DETOUR (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945), 9:00
630 Second Ave. at 35th St.
Friday, 2:00 11:00; Saturday, 9:00 am 6:00 pm
Admission: $20 two-day pass, $12 Saturday only
Friday, July 29
Saturday, July 30 Pop-culture convention and collector show, featuring panel discussions, a costume contest, toys and games, Transformers Generation 1 box art, a customized Shockini Kitbash contest, door prizes, product displays, and such guests as Peter Cullen, Don Allan Figueroa, and Dan Khanna
Between Broadway & Eighth Ave. and 44th & 45th Sts.
Saturday, July 30 Benefit for New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies, with hosts Mary Tyler Moore and Bernadette Peters and special guests Victoria Clark, Rue McClanahan, Maureen McGovern, David Hyde Pierce and Christopher Sieber, Harvey Fierstein and Andrea Martin, Joanna Gleason and Gregory Jbara, Billy Crudup and Jeff Goldblum, Denis OHare, Marsha Mason and Frances Sternhagen, Jeffrey Tambor, Shuler Hensley, John Glover, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brad Oscar, and more, 3:30 6:30