Seen & Heard: Pop-Up Parks?

••• At this week’s Lower Manhattan Marketing Association meeting, I learned two interesting things: 1) The Sheraton Tribeca being built on Canal Street is now slated to open “sometime this fall”; and 2) City Councilwoman Margaret Chin believes that undeveloped World Trade Center land should be made temporarily into parks. Generally I like the idea of a pop-up park, but would anyone want to hang out around so much major construction?

church-street-gallery-by-tribeca-citizen••• “Paranormal Panoramas,” an art exhibit by Jay Dorfman, opens today at the space next to the Church Street School for Music & Art (left).

••• Sunday and Monday at 8 p.m., Arts World Financial Center is screening animations by the artist William Kentridge in the Winter Garden, accompanied by the world premiere of new scores by Philip Miller, performed by Ensemble Pi and vocalist Tshide Manye, and Miller himself. It’s free.

••• Everybody loves a bargain: Through Mar. 31, use the code THRIFTYFIFTY to get $50 off purchases of $250 or more at Jack Spade’s store or

••• Everybody loves a bargain, part 2: A 60-minute body scrub at Tribeca Spa of Tranquility, regularly $110, is $50 if you book for Mar. 22–25. Mention “private sale” when booking to get the deal.

••• Way out on City Winery‘s calendar, but worth buying tickets now: Steve Earle and Allison Moorer and friends playing four dates this summer, and Shawn Colvin and friends onNov. 11, 12, and 13.



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