Roundup: Pet Project

••• “In a few days,” Chelsea pet store Pamper Your Pets is opening a branch in Canis Minor‘s old space on West Broadway (between Leonard and Worth).
••• Tamarind Tribeca says it won’t be opening for another three or four weeks. :(
••• Housing Works Tribeca‘s spring-preview sale—in which you can get a first look at all the new merch—is Tuesday, March 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non-members pay $10 to enter. Also: The store will be closed the day before.

Volunteer. TFI + TFF Poster

A 2009 TFF volunteer

••• The committee for the P.S. 234 Spring Auction wants you: Can you donate something to be auctioned off? (Sure you can! Suggestions are here.) Or give your time: There are many ways to volunteer, before the auction and/or the day of—which, I should mention, is March 20, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
••• Tribeca Film Festival is also looking for volunteers: “By volunteering at the Tribeca Film Festival, you will have the chance to meet fellow film lovers, get free giveaways from our sponsors, and gain access to films for free! In addition, you will also receive an invitation to the exclusive TFF Volunteer Wrap Party. All volunteers are required to participate in a minimum of 3 shifts (from 3-8 hours each), and attend 2 mandatory orientation sessions. We also have several internship positions available in the weeks leading up to the main event.” The 2010 festival is April 21–May 2.

photo-courtesy-new-york-timesIN THE NEWS
••• A mini-profile of Prodigal Sons director—and Tribeca resident—Kimberly Reed about her film, which opens tomorrow at Cinema Village. (Time Out New York)
••• “‘Contemporary Korean Design,’ a show of more than 30 pieces of tableware and home furnishings by five Korean designers and ceramicists, opens March 1 at the R 20th Century gallery in Tribeca. ‘These are people who have taken tradition and pushed it forward,’ said Zesty Meyers, an owner of the gallery, which is collaborating with Gallery Seomi in Seoul on the exhibition. The artists include Byung-Hoon Choi, who hand-carves and sands stacked laminated red oak to make soft, curvaceous side tables ($50,000 for the pair),” which are pictured above. (New York Times)
••• NY1 drops by Green Spaces: “From the front area drenched in natural light, to the back room communal coffee kitchen—where composting and recycling are enthusiastically embraced—nearly two dozen businesses share one mind when it comes to environmental and sustainability issues.”
•••  The Walkmen are currently recording at Gigantic (Pitchfork).
••• Fashion designer Feng Feng Yeh, who works out of her Tribeca loft and has a line called Savant, gets profiled in Time Out New York.

••• Borbay‘s painting of the Tribeca Grand is coming along nicely….



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