Seen & Heard: Tribeca Film Festival Tickets

••• Earth Celebrations‘ 4th Annual Hudson River Pageant will be on Saturday, May 12—or on May 13 if there’s rain (it’s Mother Nature’s party and she can cry if she wants to!). Teens and adults are welcome at the free puppet and costume workshops being held Wednesdays (6-9 p.m.) and Saturdays (12-4 p.m.) from Mar. 3 to May 9 at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center and Teatro LATEA on the Lower East Side. The pageant is a “parade and performance art event to raise awareness for the restoration of the Hudson River and address climate change in New York City.”

••• I finally reached Industria Argentina owner Stefano Villa. He said that the restaurant should “realistically” reopen in two weeks. The ceiling suffered water damage from the hurricane (remember Irene?), but fixing it took a long time because of a tussle with the insurance company. [UPDATE: See comments.]

••• The World Financial Center will now have five food trucks a day instead of four. The schedule is here (via @JulieShapiro).

••• Want to buy tickets to the Tribeca Film Festival? Most screenings will be above Canal, due to the Regal Battery Park’s unwillingness to participate. “Advance selection ticket packages and passes go on sale Monday, March 5, for American Express Cardmembers, and on Monday, March 12, for the general public. All advance selection packages and passes can be purchased at or at 646-502-5296 or toll-free at 866-941-3378. Single ticket and discounted ticket package sales begin Tuesday, April 10, for American Express Cardmembers, Sunday, April 15, for downtown residents, and Monday, April 16, for the general public. Single tickets can be purchased online, by telephone, or at one of the ticket outlets (Tribeca Cinemas at 54 Varick, Chelsea Clearview Cinemas at 260 W. 23rd St., and AMC Loews Village VII at 66 Third Ave.). The 2012 Festival will continue offering ticket discounts for evening and weekend screenings for students, seniors and select downtown Manhattan residents. Discounted tickets are available at ticket outlet locations only. Discounted ticket packages can only be purchased online and by phone.”



  1. I’m pretty sure that I saw a story on Eater mentioning that the Industria Argentina space was being shopped around by a broker…

  2. @Winnie: Well look at this from Feb 15: “It’s no surprise that restaurant broker Steve Kamali has a listing for the long shuttered Convivio space in Tudor City, as mentioned last month. What is a little more intriguing is the list of currently open restaurants he’s included in his latest newsletter, including Mary Queen of Scots, the restaurant in the failed Allen & Delancey space, longtime Houston Street bar White Rabbit, Hell’s Kitchen’s Albert Hall Tavern, AOC Bistro in Brooklyn, Tribeca’s Industria Argentina and more. Of course a market listing is by no means signifies closure—White Rabbit’s Jim Chu says he considers offers and potential partnerships as they come in—but it’s never the best of signs for a venture.”