Coming Up: Silver Balloons

I’ve taken a break from the calendar of events. Instead of a comprehensive list, I’ll spotlight upcoming events of particular interest. If you host events, please email me information to

“At 11:30 a.m., Tribeca Greenmarket hosts its annual Clam Bake provided by Blue Moon Fish and Lebak Farm. Piping hot steamers, fresh summer vegetables, and free for all.”

Ice Cream Sunday at New Amsterdam Market: “So far we’ve lined up the Bent Spoon, Blue Bottle Coffee, Early Bird Cookery, the Gardener’s Kitchen, KingLeche Creme, Marlow & Sons, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, Steve’s Ice Cream, and Victory Garden NYC to churn out special seasonal ice cream flavors just for the Market. General Admission tickets are $25 for 8 mini cones between 1 p.m.–4 p.m., and this year we’re introducing a limited number of Early Admission tickets for $35, which gets you 10 mini cones and an hour head start, beginning at 12 p.m.”

“The Truth Is I Am You” at Governors Island. “Inspired by Andy Warhol’s famous ‘Silver Clouds,‘ this installment of The Cause Collective’s ongoing project ‘The Truth Is I Am You’ is an interactive exhibition where hundreds of large inflated balloons will fill The Gallery at Building 110: LMCC Arts Center at Governors Island. Each balloon is imprinted with a line from the original poem ‘The Truth Is’ in both English and one of the 25 most spoken languages in New York City.” The message is a bit blunt but if the room full of balloons is as magical as the one at the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, it’ll be worth a visit. Free.

“To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, The Flea will present special performances of Anne Nelson’s ‘The Guys’ at various venues in Lower Manhattan including the Museum of Jewish Heritage (for the FDNY) and Goldman Sachs.” The production will star Sigourney Weaver and Tom Wopat.

Friends of Washington Market Park’s Fall Square Dance (3–5 p.m.): “Each fall, the Friends of Washington Market Park organize a fun-filled afternoon of square dancing on the lawn. Led by a live caller, the event promises a couple hours of good, wholesome family fun.”

Sarabeth Levine (of Sarabeth’s restaurants) will be talking at 92YTribeca.

At 92YTribeca: “The concept of Randy Cohen’s new series ‘Person, Place, Thing’ is simple: he invites notable figures from all genres and backgrounds to discuss one person, one place and one thing about which they feel passionately.” The concept is iffy, but the guest this time is wonderful writer David Rakoff (with whom I worked at my first real job in New York City!).

Friends of the High Line co-founders Joshua David and Robert Hammond will be at 92YTribeca. What those two have done is nothing short of miraculous. Buy their book.

Yael Naim plays City Winery.

Rachael Yamagata plays City Winery. This is a lovely song. The whole album is really good.


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