Arts & Entertainment

At 77, I recently re-located from Manhattan, where I spent my entire adult life, to Anguilla, the island that was to become my home. As you can imagine, there were a staggering number of steps necessary to move to a new life. But having to face all that packing paled in comparison to the fear, insecurity and doubt it engendered.

The sweet and sour anticipation is finally over and at long last, Lower East Side Pickle Day will be returning to the ‘hood on Sunday, October 27th to cover Orchard Street in brine-soaked goodness

On October 20th, CMA is pleased to partner with NYC Audubon to offer a bird call workshop designed for all ages.  The exhibition 'Tweet' asks us to pause, reflect, and remember a simple act that is available to everyone. Look around you, enjoy nature, and see the birds. All the artworks included in Tweet come from a similar starting point – that of careful observation of nature, specifically of birds.

Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. November 16th & 17th at the Ellen Stewart Theatre. 

"Women or Nothing" about two women so desperate to have a child that one of them will even sleep with a man.  Who the man is, what he thinks is going on, what the women think about what he thinks, and what the mother of one of the women reveals about her own colorful past—it all defies belief. Why then does it all make sense? Extended through October 13th.

The season at the Poets House opens Thursday, September 26 with an extraordinary evening of readings and reflections from Rosmarie Waldrop, award-winning innovator in poetry, translation, and publishing for over 50 years.

Come join quirky author and composer Michael Hearst, alongside his band, on a musical adventure on Sunday, September 29th. Learn about some of the planet’s most bizarre animals and their families through the use of some pretty oddball instruments, and video projections.

SMASH! Self-Defense is offering a free class, every Tuesday, from Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy) East Village Martial Arts school.  Get in great shape, learn to kick some butt & have fun doing it! The instructors are professional, and women 14 and older may attend as often as they like. 

Klompching Gallery and Ffotogallery present at Aperture a talk and book signing with British artist Helen Sear on September 15th.

On September 27, 1993, the Food Network began broadcasting old cookery tapes. It wouldn’t start live broadcasts for another two months, and when it did, there weren’t many viewers. Come join the founders of the Food Network, on its anniversary date of September 27th, who will discuss those fragile early months and join with us in celebrating the beginning of the network that changed the way America eats.

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