10/24 News: Sale Away

jcp-garage-sale-by-tribeca-citizenwmp-halloween-parade-by-tribeca-citizen• The Jewish Community Project is throwing a Girls’ Garage Sale Nov. 2 through Nov. 8 (with a preview party Nov.1 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; to enter you have to pay $25 or donate professional clothing for Dress for Success), in the old Boomerang Toys space at 173 West Broadway (at Worth). Proceeds go to JCP’s scholarship and community programs. For more info, including store hours, go here. To volunteer or donate gently used and new designer clothing, shoes, or accessories contact JCP assistant director Stephanie Amarnick at stephanie@jcpdowntown.org.

• The Washington Market Park Halloween parade and party is next Saturday. See the poster at right for all the details (click to enlarge).

The New York Times takes a look at the first Doha Tribeca Film Festival, to be held next week in the Persian Gulf state of Qatar: “The origins of [Tribeca’s Enterprise’s] collaboration with Qatar can be traced back to the summer of 2006. That was when Sheikha Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, a Duke University graduate, now 26, who is the festival’s driving force and a member of the royal family that has ruled this oil-rich emirate since the mid-1800s, was hired as an intern at Tribeca. Tribeca, whose first festival took place shortly after the attacks on the twin towers in 2001, was already looking for new ventures abroad. An opportunity to work with Arab Islamic partners seemed especially fortunate and in keeping with the festival’s mission.”

• It  looks as if the Financial District outpost of Grimaldi’s isn’t going to happen: “Following months of little to no construction activity , a notice has appeared on the door from the lawyers of the landlord demanding the $25,631 that Grimaldi’s owes for two months back rent, legal fees, and water and sewage charges. And if they don’t pay up by November 5, they’ll have to surrender the space.” (Eater)


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