Friday, April 27, 2007

Last minute events for New York City

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

The Council’s signature Workspace artist residency has now been expanded into a 9-month program in two locations, serving a diverse group of 30 emerging artists at one time. Starting with a party from 6-10PM on Friday, April 27, the Council will open both studio spaces to the public for only the second time since the session began in September. Artists and writers will show work created while in-residence through open hours at the studios, a Saturday night screening, and a Sunday night “Open Texts” reading and performance.
All events are FREE and OPEN to the public. RSVP is required for all events.

Friday, April 27, 6-10PM Opening receptions @ 120 Broadway, 8th Floor + 200 Hudson Street, 4th Floor

Saturday, April 28, 1-6PM1-6PM – 120 Broadway, 8th Floor + 200 Hudson Street, 4th Floor open to the public.

3-4PM – An Offbeat Walking Tour with Robert Kaufman:Departs from 200 Hudson Street and arrives at 120 Broadway. (Space is limited, RSVP early.)

5PM – Screening @ 120 Broadway, 8th Floor featuring Michelle Handelman, Jillian McDonald, Klaus Schafler and Mary Ellen Strom.

Sunday, April 29, 1-6PM1-6PM – 120 Broadway, 8th Floor + 200 Hudson Street, 4th Floor open to the public.

4-5PM – Open Texts: Poetry, Fiction, and Performance from writers-in-residence Jill Magi (with Jonny Farrow, musician/sound artist) and Ranbir Sidhu @ 200 Hudson Street, 4th Floor.

Upper West Fest kicks off this Saturday!
The second annual Upper West Fest, to be held from April 28-May 20, 2007, is a festival whose purpose is to showcase the Upper West Side as a vital cultural destination. Led by Symphony Space, more than 20 cultural and arts organizations will collaborate to present over 50 performances and exhibitions. Highlights include Symphony Space’s free 12-hour Wall to Wall Opera marathon, the NY Yiddish Film Festival hosted by the Jewish Community Center, renowned musicians performing at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the 4th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza in Riverside Park.

Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour
Friday, April 27 to Monday April 30, 1pm-6pm
The TOAST route extends from just above Canal Street to Murray Street, and from Washington Street to Lafayette Street. Before you go on the tour, you will be able to preview the artwork and web sites of participants, and obtain a map, through this website or at some of the venues listed below. While on the tour, you can also enjoy the many art spaces and restaurants in this historic neighborhood, and take advantage of a number of special events and programs.