Arts & Entertainment

On January 14th let historian William Wander enamor you with the history of the Tompkins Market. The Tompkins Market stood on the small city block bounded by Sixth Street, Seventh Street, Hall Place and Third Avenue, where the newest Cooper Union building now stands. It first opened in 1830, but it didn't become popular until1860 when building contained the public market, and the armory and drill rooms of the Seventh Regiment of the New York State National Guard on theupper floors, an unusual combination in the 19th century or today. 


Say goodbye to an old friend.  The Canal Room will be closing it's doors after 10 amazing years in SoHo. Don't miss out on catching a final show! Where will be hangin' next Friday, January 10th?  The "SAVED BY THE 90's PARTY"... Boo Ya! There will be tons of live music from NYCs freshest party band, The Bayside Tigers (theyre da bomb). And after that, get jiggy with it all night to the dope tunes of DJ TOY (shes P.H.A.T.).  It will be the raddest thing since your mom (NOT!).


One of the most magestical things about living in New York are the ceaseless opportunities to meet your idles.  Tuesday, January 14th come see pioneering TV anchors Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw as they reunite at the 92Y for an inspiring discussion about “the lucky generation”—boomers who, at 50 and up, are finding their true callings.


Every year we make New Year's resolutions that we often don't keep. I’ve spent most of my life giving advice to people on how to be super-healthy and not overweight. But since many times my counsel went unheeded,  I’m trying the opposite for 2014!


NYC Parks will celebrate the holiday season with its 31st annual exhibition of unique, unconventional wreaths. A diverse selection of 46 fine artists, horticulturalists, designers, and other spirited contributors enliven this ageless holiday symbol. Materials such as neck ties, rat traps, acorns, and recycled plastic bags are used to examine themes as diverse as zombie apocalypses to water conservation. It is sure to be an imaginative and enjoyable experience this year's holiday season.


Beholding the holiday spirit, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has partnered with BahrChe and in the fight against cancer! 10% of the Prix Fixe menu through December 31st, 2013 will be donated to the Greater New York City affiliate of Susan G. Komen!  Bon appetit!

Bahr|Ché 
Through December 31st, 2013
26 Astor Place (entrance on Cooper Sq.)
(260) 212 2220


Don’t miss these special occasions to learn about volunteer opportunities at the High Line. Our volunteer community plays a critical role in all areas of the park’s operations. All year long you will find volunteers tending plants alongside our gardeners, introducing visitors to the park’s history during guided docent tours, helping at special events, and much more.


This has probably been going on for a very long time, but I only just became obsessed and incensed with the frequency with which it appears.
Years ago, if people referred to me as sexy, it was flattering. For me, as a woman past 50, being tagged with that word felt great. Like I was being acknowledged for some outstanding achievement. 


 

The Art Mob is playing it straight (sort of). Buster Keaton straight.  Bob Newhart straight. The sly word, the hidden jab, the slightly raised eyebrow. Combine that with their penchant for doing music by folks who are long dead. Oh, and add the occasional Tin Pan Alley tune to the mix. Deadpan. Tin Pan Alley. Deadpan Alley. Get it? Come hear the Art Mob on Saturday, December 7th, an uncommon a cappella chorus of 17-ish intrepid singers. They will wow you with their patented mix of offbeat, witty, and occasionally heart-rending Victorian parlor songs, Sacred Harp hymns, and radio gospel, with some jazz, country, and new music mixed in.

 


Peggy Jarrell Kaplan will exhibit new portraits of 50 dance artists at the cutting edge of dance through December 21st. Kaplan has been photographing performing artists for more than three decades; and her historic collection is a time-line of contemporary dance, beginning with the iconoclastic Judson Church group in New York and currently including emerging artists from Africa, the Balkans and China. With ‘Glorious Notorious’, Kaplan continues to create a collective portrait of artists who embrace both the flagrant and sublime to push the canon of dance in new directions.


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