Coming Up: April 2 to May 2

Before you read this calendar:
1. I’ve done a lot of cutting and pasting, so opinions are not mine.
2. Doublecheck before you make plans: Event listings are prone to change.
3. If you have events you’d like added, email


"Girls in Trouble" at the Flea (photo by Joan Marcus)

"Girls in Trouble" at the Flea (photo by Joan Marcus)


“Glee Club” by Matthew Freeman at Blue Coyote/Access Theater. Through Apr. 3. ••• “Girls in Trouble” by Jonathans Reynolds at the Flea. Through Apr. 11. ••• “Urban Flight,” paintings by Luis Garcia Nerey at Cheryl Hazan Gallery. Through Apr. 13. ••• “The Velveteen Rabbit” at Manhattan Children’s Theatre. Through Apr. 18. ••• “Anachronic,” a show of photographs by Adam Schreiber, at Sasha Wolf. Through May 1. ••• Two exhibits at Poets House: “How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know? An Exhibition of Community-Created Poetic Spaces” and “The Green Man,” paintings by poet Basil King. Through May 29. ••• “Traces of Memory:Photographer Chris Schwarz” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Through Aug. 15. ••• “The Morgenthaus: A Legacy of Service” at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Through December.


"Most Valuable Player" at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Apr. 10)

"Most Valuable Player" at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center (Apr. 10)


Apr. 2:Tamarind Tribeca scheduled to soft-open. ••• At 92YTribeca, artwork by Kristi Sword and Jonathan Dueck opens at the gallery (and there’s a concert/happening at night); and High-Rise,” a Brazilian film about height, status, and power.

Apr. 3: Lower Manhattan Community Church holds an East egg hunt at P.S. 89. ••• The 2010 NPC Steve Stone NY Metropolitan Championships, a bodybuilding contest, is at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• At 92YTribeca: The Iron Mule Short Comedy Film Festival; and “Jewmongous’ Passover Extravaganza!” a comedy song concert with occasional guests. ••• Kid-lit character Madeline shows up at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• At Poets House: “Black Nature: A Panel & Poetry Reading” with Camille T. Dungy, Sean Hill, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Evie Shockley.

Apr. 4: Lower Manhattan Community Church holds its first public service (it’s Easter Sunday), at the P.S./I.S. 89 auditorium.

Apr. 5:The Passion of Joan of Arc,” a 1927 film from Denmark, screens at 92YTribeca.

Apr. 6: Soho Photo’s gallery will be devoted to SohoPhoto 2010, the 15th-annual members’ juried show, an opportunity to experience virtually the entire range of classic and contemporary photography—from pinhole, mixed media and digital photography to color, black and white, bleached and toned prints and those otherwise manipulated. ••• Mario Batali and children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Moya Brennan at City Winery. ••• ESPN Radio’s Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will be at Borders Wall Street. ••• Melody Sweets and the Candy Shop Boys at Duane Park restaurant.

Apr. 7: “Don’t Piss on Me and Tell Me It’s Raining,” a new show about the art world, curated by a duo known as Bad at Sports, opens at Apexart with a party tonight. ••• At 92YTribeca: 1968 Japanese film ”Kill!,” a satirical comedy, a samurai adventure, a disillusioned take on the masculine myths of Japanese history, and a re-appropriation of the spaghetti westerns that had already appropriated earlier samurai films; and rap producer Pete Rock joins Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg for a night of music and conversation. ••• At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Israeli author Sayvon Liebrecht discusses her work as it relates to being the child of Holocaust survivors. ••• Elizabeth Bard, author of “Lunch in Paris,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Tribeca Cinemas screens locavore movie “Fresh” with an introduction by filmmaker Ana Sofia Joanes, a reception with local beers and local fare, and a panel discussion.

Apr. 8: Manhattan Youth holds its annual Downtown Community Awards, a benefit for the Lower Manhattan Family Fund. The honorees are Kevin Doherty, Lewis Gross DDS, and Paul Hovitz. ••• The Department of City Planning is preparing Vision 2020: The NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan—identifying opportunities for improvement and the strategies needed to realize this new vision—and it wants feedback at a citywide public meeting at Murry Bergtraum High School, on Pearl Street. ••• Gelber & Manning’s Champagne Riot at Duane Park restaurant. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Risk!”, in which actors, writers and comedians tell true stories they never thought they’d dare to share; Comedy Below Canal, hosted by Dan Allen with Ted Alexandro and more; and 1961 film “Chronicle of a Summer.” ••• Rocky Votolato and Brooke Waggoner at City Winery. ••• Thomas E. Kennedy, author of “In the Company of Angels,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• Swann Galleries auctions The Otto Penzler Collection of British Espionage and Thriller Fiction (Penzler is the owner of Mysterious Bookshop).

Apr. 9: Raul Malo at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: “New Perspectives on Jewish Writing with Gary Shteyngart and Amy Sohn”; the film series “Collaborations: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor” kicks off with ”Citizen Ruth” and ”Election”; concerts by Sam Amidon and Thomas Bartlett. ••• “Better Than Being Guillotined” and other dances by Laura Pawel Dance Company, at the Flea.

Apr. 10: At the Tribeca Performing Arts Center: The Dallas Children’s Theater’s production of ”Most Valuable Player,” the story of Jackie Robinson. ••• At 92YTribeca: ”Collaborations: Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor” continues with ”Sideways” and “About Schmidt.” ••• Raul Malo at City Winery. ••• Children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• ”Better Than Being Guillotined” and other dances by Laura Pawel Dance Company, at the Flea.

Apr. 11: At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, admission is free for the day-longYom Hashoah Observance. Remember those who were lost, and learn from those who survived. Hear personal stories from artifact donors, Holocaust survivors, and their families. Museum admission is free with suggested donation all day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Holocaust survivors will be in the galleries discussing their experiences. Many are artifact donors who will stand beside their objects and explain their significance. ••• State Senator Daniel Squadron hosts the second-annual 25th District Community Convention: “Last year, more than 400 community members attended and offered valuable feedback on topics as far-ranging as school overcrowding, park planning and nightlife concerns.  The great ideas I heard influenced my work at home and in Albany.  This year, I hope to get your input on those topics, as well as tenants’ rights, health care, ethics reform and more.” ••• Kids’ concert “Bubble Do The Beatles: Unplugged” at 92YTribeca. ••• The Revelations and Friends at City Winery. ••• ”Better Than Being Guillotined” and other dances by Laura Pawel Dance Company, at the Flea.

Apr. 12: Jean Renoir’s ”Rules of the Game” screens at 92YTribeca. ••• Ed Lin, author of “Snakes Can’t Run,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 13: American Express cardholders may begin buying single tickets to theTribeca Film Festival. ••• Pen Parentis hosts its literary salon at the Libertine Library at Gild Hall. Reading: Max Watman, author of Race Day, and short-story author Anna Solomon, whose debut novel, ”The Little Bride,” will be published next year. The events aren’t just for parents. ••• At Tribeca Performing Arts Center: “The Great Jazz Singers,” new and classic film of Billie Holiday, Nat King Cole, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Betty Carter, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, and Fats Waller. ••• Joan Osborne at City Winery. ••• Tribeca Rooftop is the site of the 8th-annual fundraising gala benefitting Angkor Hospital for Children. Shop the Cambodian marketplace, experience 
traditional rituals, and dance the night away. ••• At Poets House: Spanish poet Jesús Aguado is joined by his English-language translators, Electa Arenal and Beatrix Gates, for a bilingual reading and conversation about Iberian poetry, translation, and Aguado’s work. ••• Children’s storytime at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 14:CB1‘s Tribeca Committee holds a meeting to discuss the construction projects on Chambers and Hudson Streets. ••• The Tribeca Meet & Greet, at which neighborhood businesspeople and locals get together to network and chat over a glass of wine (courtesy of Frankly Wines), is at Torly Kid from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. ••• Joan Osborne at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: writer Bryan Burrough on “The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes”; a staged reading of the screenplay for “The Most Famous Woman in the World,” about Christine Jorgensen; filmmaker Hugo Perez; and “Channel 101 NY Monthly Screening.” ••• “We Are Going to Pick Potatoes: Norway and the Holocaust, the Untold Story”: At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Holocaust survivor Irene LevinBerman is joined by Bjarte Bruland, Chief Curator of The Oslo Jewish Museum,curator Bonnie Gurewitsch, and Danish journalist Samuel Rachlin. ••• Christopher Rice, author of “The Moonlit Earth,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• B.J. Penn, author of “Why I Fight,” is at Borders Wall Street.

Apr. 15: “Highlights in Jazz: The Ben Webster & Lester Young Centennial,” with Joe Lovano, Jimmy Heath, Harry Allen, and others, at Tribeca Performing Arts Center. ••• At 92YTribeca: food writer Kara Newman leads a tour of historic hotel bars and restaurants; life coach Dr. Lanny Latham; “Comedy Below Canal: Mortified,” about teen angst; and the film “The Line,” followed by a panel discussion when sex becomes rape. ••• Niki King at Duane Park restaurant. ••• Matt Gallagher, author of “Kaboom,” is at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• “Shooting Beauty,” about a fashion photographer who shoots people with disabilities, and part of the Tribeca Cinemas Documentary Series, screens at Tribeca Cinemas. ••• “New Works” by Marilu Datoli Hartnett open at Cheryl Hazan (through May 18).


"Kevin Geeks Out" at 92YTribeca (Apr. 16)

"Kevin Geeks Out" at 92YTribeca (Apr. 16)

Apr. 16:Dance New Amsterdam craft fair. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Kevin Geeks Out: April All Stars”; and the official afterparty for the opening of “No One Knows About Persian Cats,” winner of the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, with Hypernova and Yellow Dogs, bands that star in the film.

Apr. 17: Grand opening of the Constance Laibe Hays Children’s Room at Poets House, with U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman and teacher Linda Winston, giveaways, creative writing exercises and more. ••• A hands-on kite-making workshop at the Museum of Chinese in America. ••• Dance New Amsterdam craft fair. ••• At 92YTribeca: Ontario-based Americana/bluegrass band the Abrams Brothers; Douglas Sirk’s 1956 melodrama, “There’s Always Tomorrow“; and a sing-along screening of “Hair.” ••• “Parents’ Evening” by Bathsheba Doran, starring Julianne Nicholson and Jim Waterston, opens at the Flea (through May 29). ••• Lila Downs at City Winery. ••• At Museum of Chinese in America, celebrate the release of Ed Lin’s third novel, “Snakes Can’t Run,” and meet Wendy Lee, author of “Happy Family.”

Apr. 18: Single tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival go on sale to downtown residents. ••• Princess Katie and Racer Steve celebrate the relase of their kids’ music CD “Tiny Cool!” at 92YTribeca. ••• Lila Downs at City Winery. ••• “Way to Heaven,” a play by Juan Mayorga, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

Apr. 19: Jeff Daniels at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: Roberto Rossellini’s “Open City” and songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty get their work sung by Broadway vets, with moderation by Terrence McNally. ••• Single tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival go on sale to the general public.

Apr. 20:Equinox Tribeca celebrates its seventh anniversary and Earth Day. ••• Tribeca Cinemas screens “Fawzeya’s Secret Recipe” as part of the Alwan for the Arts and 3rd i NY Collaborative film series. ••• Laurie Notaro, author of “Spooky Little Girl,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca.

Apr. 21: The Tribeca Film Festival starts (through May 2). ••• Meanwhile, Bubby’s hosts its own film festival—of home movies. ••• Ian Hunter at City Winery. ••• Young Swedish poets Jörgen Gassilewski and Anna Hallberg read their work at Poets House. ••• At Poets House: “A Civil Feast of Jazz & Poetry” with poet Afaa Michael Weaver and jazz musicians Harold Anderson, Bill Lowe, and Stan Strickland. ••• At 92YTribeca: “When You’re the Normal One,” a talk by Jeanne Safer; the documentary film “Mingus,” about Charles Mingus; “Young Women, Feminism and the Future: Third Wavers Then and Now,” a panel discussion; and “Short Slam #7,” a bring-your-film contest. ••• At the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Robert M. Morgenthau reveals personal stories about his illustrious career and remarkable family in a conversation with writer Marie Brenner.

Apr. 22: The Tribeca Film Festival starts (through May 2). Tonight: “Spirit of Salsa” screens at the World Financial Center, with bands, contests, and lessons. ••• David Goodwillie, author of “American Subversive,” reads at Barnes & Noble Tribeca. ••• The Church play an acoustic set at at City Winery. ••• At Poets House, ecologist Nalini Nadkarni and poet Leonard Schwartz examine how poetic and scientific understandings of nature might be combined to inspire environmental stewardship. ••• At 92YTribeca: writer Richard Goldstein talks about New York City in World War II; Francine Segan leads an Italian-food tour; “Loki,” a cinebiography of musician Arnaldo Baptista, former lead singer of Brazilian band Os Mutantes; and “Risk!” a storytelling revue.


Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (Apr. 23–26)

Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (Apr. 23–26)

Apr. 23: The 14th Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) starts today. Designed to promote the working artists in TriBeCa who, in turn, generate public interest by opening up their creative space and sharing the art process. Last year, over 70 artists participated in the four-day shared exhibit. ••• At the World Financial Center, the Tribeca Film Festival screens “Big,” with face painters, fortune tellers, and games. ••• Ian Hunter at City Winery. ••• At 92YTribeca: musicians Jodie Manross and Julia Nunes perform (separately); and “Punch! Puppet Slam: Short Films.”

Apr. 24: Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) ••• “Stanley’s Party, a world premiere musical based on the book by Linda Bailey, opens at Manhattan Children’s Theatre. Through May 30. ••• At the World Financial Center, the Tribeca Film Festival screens “Birth of Big Air,” with BMX demos. ••• Marti Jones and Don Dixon at City Winery. Also: IanHunter. ••• At 92YTribeca: “Gordon Voidwell and Friends: Single Release Party / Boy Crisis / Das Racist / Iron Solomon”; “Such Good Friends,” a 1971 Otto Preminger film starring Dyan Cannon, James Coco, and Burgess Meredith and written by Elaine May; and May’s directorial debut, “A New Leaf.”

Apr. 25: Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST) ••• “Play It By Ear’s Improvisational Opera” at the Flea. ••• John Gorka at City Winery. ••• Kid-hop artist Secret Agent 23 Skidoo performs at 92YTribeca. ••• Earth Day family programs at Museum of Jewish Heritage include hands-on craft activities and kiddie rocker ShirLaLa. Also: Author Hillel Halkin discusses the work and life of poet and philosopher Yehuda Halevi.

Apr. 26: Tribeca Open Artist Studio Tour (TOAST).

Apr. 27: Molly Ringwald (who has a new book, “Getting the Pretty Back: Friendships, Family, andFinding the Perfect Lipstick”) is at Barnes & Noble. ••• At Poets House: “The Whole Island” Six Decades of Cuban Poetry” with Maria Isabel Alfonso, Lourdes Gil, James Irby, Mark Weiss, and Christopher Winks.

Apr. 28: In “Backing into Forward,” author Jules Feiffer presents a witty, illustrated romp through his life at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. ••• At 92YTribeca: “The Rise and Fall of Nina Simone: Montreux, 1976.” ••• Musician Ashley Davis is at Barnes & Noble. ••• Colin Hay is at City Winery.

Apr. 29: At 92YTribeca: The 1982 film “Tron.” ••• “Nox: From Box to Book” with Anne Carson and Currie at Poets House. ••• Colin Hay is at City Winery. ••• Jean Kwok, author of “Girl in Translation,” is at Barnes & Noble.

Apr. 30: Manhattan Children’s Theatre is at Barnes & Noble. ••• Rich Pagano and the SugarCane Cups are at City Winery. Also: Graham Parker and the Figgs.


John Doe and Exene of X at City Winery (May 2)

May 1: The Tribeca Film Festival‘s Family Festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Greenwich north of Chambers. ••• At Poets House: “How Does a Bird Imagine? What Does a Tree Know?” a performance, art and writing workshop led by children’s poet Richard Lewis, followed by “It’s About Nature: Children’s Learning & the Poetic Experience,” also with Lewis. ••• Suzanne Vega’s “25th Anniversary Celebration” is at City Winery.

May 2: John Doe and Exene, formerly of X, are at City Winery. At 92YTribeca: kids’ singer Frances England. ••• “Music With a View” at the Flea, with Ranjit Bhatnagar, Ken Ueno/Du Yun, Paula Matthusen, Rocco di Pietro, and Neil Rolnick.



  1. Thank you for posting the Downtown Community Awards event (4/8) on your calendar! Around 200 guests, including Sheldon Silver (NY State Assembly Speaker), State Senator Dan Squadron, Councilmember Margaret Chin, Asemblywoman Deborah Glick, CB1 Chair Julie Menin, and P.S. 24 Principal Lisa Ripperger spoke about Manhattan Youth and this year’s honorees. Whole Foods donated a raw bar, Brooklyn Brewery the suds, Fizzy Lizzy the soda, and T.Edwards the wines. The catering by Mona Lombardi and the staff of Manhattan Youth’s after-school cooking program was met with rave reviews. Guests noshed on smoked duck breast in endive leaf, mini pitas with meatballs and lemon yogurt sauce, seared tuna with scallion pesto, farfalle with olives, capers and arugula, and more. The event was coordinated by Tribeca resident Diane Rohan of the Main Event, who decorated with lighted bars donated by Tribeca residents Bobby and Mary Taylor of Taylor Creative rentals, beautiful arrangements by Gus at Langdon Florists on Duane Street, and fabrics from JEM on Broadway and Franklin.
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  2. I forgot these details:

    Gift bags included homemade truffles by Mona Lombardi, mints donated by Tribeca resident Amy Katz of ClikClak mints, a CD created by the Manhattan Youth after-school music program, and a cookbook created by the organization’s cooking program.