April 2012

What’s the relationship between music and cancer? More importantly, how can music heal? Dr. Nimesh Nagarsheth, Gynecologic Oncologist, acclaimed musician and author will address these questions as well as exercises designed to improve quality of life of all people affected by cancer. Speaking as a musician and a caregiver, Dr. Nagarsheth will discuss how both the science and art of healing intersect through the power of music.

The Best Buddies Friendship Walk is a fun-filled community fundraiser to support your local Best Buddies programs of inclusion. Our friendship, integrated employment and leadership programs educate people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to be advocates for social inclusion in your community.

Join the Harlem Educational Activities Fund on May 3rd for an evening of dancing and refreshments as we raise funds to help high potential, under-resourced public school students achieve college success! HEAF is a comprehensive, non-profit supplemental education and youth development organization that helps motivated students develop the intellectual curiosity, academic ability, social values, and personal resiliency they need to ensure success in school, career, and life.

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present “Asea, Aloof,” an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Matthew Fisher. Fisher is a Brooklyn, NY-based artist who makes stylized paintings that utilize symbolic placement, pattern, line, and a sense of the lasting touch of man on landscapes that reference universal timing, placement, and a frozen sense of now.  Opening Thursday, April 26, 6 - 8 PM.

One of the most haunting fears of both young and older women is that aging will take away their sexual desire... and desirability. For years I was desperately afraid that growing older would turn me into a sexless, incapacitated old woman. This fear, rather than paralyzing me, set me on a path to counter that fearful scenario. Having reached the age of 75, I am thrilled that my vow to transform aging from a dreaded inevitability into a vital adventure, has been successful.

Indeed, LED (light emitting diode) lighting does seem to be the wave of the future right now, given the mercury content and light quality issues with the current king-of-the-hill of green bulbs, the compact fluorescent (CFL).  But LEDs do have a dark side. A study published in late 2010 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found that LEDs contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially dangerous substances.

The Administration PR Fail on the Securitization Task Force
Remember that mortgage securitization task force that would supposedly satisfy the public’s deep yearning for some basic law enforcement by prosecuting the banks for securities fraud? Well, lately people have been pointing out that the task force isn’t showing many signs of life, and is showing every indication of being slow walked by the Feds. For starters, more than two monthsafter the task force’s creation, it hasn’t been staffed with the 55 people its budget calls for. How’s that for serious commitment from the Feds? continue reading...

The Skyscraper Museum hosts a rotating repertoire of Family Programs on Saturday mornings, in which children engage with an educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Surrounded by images, film, and models of past, present, and future skyscrapers, children and their guardians are exposed to the changing exhibitions in the gallery.

Do you love Andy Kaufman? Well, you’re in luck, and you’re not alone. Every year, “The Andy Kaufman Award” awards one kooky comedian encompassing Andy’s spirit emerges to collect the prestigious prize (and cash) out of hundreds of candidates, ranging from nearly every state in the US.

The Drawing Center is to hold its Spring Gala on Tuesday April 24th at the Tribeca Rooftop. The evening will honor Lawrence Weiner with special performance by Susan Hefuna and Luca Veggetti. Cocktails will commence at 6:30pm, with performances at 7:30pm, and dinner at 8:00pm. Frances Beatty Adler, Eric Rudin, and Jane Dresner Sadaka will serve as Gala chairmen.

Clic Gallery presents, ROADSONGS, a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Jordan Sullivan. ROADSONGS brings together a collection of Sullivan’s recent photographs and prose. Central to the exhibit are eight landscapes shot on the road between New Mexico, Texas, and California. Interpsed between these landscapes are smaller portraits and interior scenes, featuring Sullivan’s family, friends, and lovers. The installation unfolds like a road map, connecting the places and people Sullivan has known. Opening Recption Thursday, April 19, 6 - 8 PM.

Have you ever gone on a low-calorie diet to get rid of excess weight fast? There’s an expression, “Easy come, easy go.” Well, with crash diets, and calorie deprivation, the opposite is true: “Easy go…easy come.” So, beware of diets that promise rapid weight loss, as you’ll probably end up gaining weight, and losing health, instead of the opposite way around!