Seen & Heard: Tribeca Family Festival

tff-festival-by-tribeca-citizen••• As you may already know, the Tribeca Family Festival is Saturday—if you haven’t experienced it, it’s pretty huge, taking over a big stretch of Greenwich and many side streets. I have found a map to be useful, especially to find the local businesses and organizations amid the multinationals. The organizers have also released a schedule of performances and two other overviews. They may be redundant but, to be totally honest, I’ll leave that for you to discover. Savor the PDFs:

Tribeca Family Festival map
Tribeca Family Festival schedule
Tribeca Family Festival overview 1
Tribeca Family Festival overview2

••• One participant, Tribeca Sailing, is looking for summer interns. So if your kid wants to get out on the water, be sure to check out its booth: “They can learn about knot tying, experience how to raise a sail, and create their own sailing burgee. After visiting the knot tying station, kids will receive their very own knot tying kit to bring home and practice.” (A burgee is a flag.)

••• From Lisa: “Can you post the rally at Tweed on Friday at 4 p.m. against high-stakes testing? It is uber important!”

••• A press release a lot of you will like: “Today, Council Member Margaret S. Chin introduced a resolution in the City Council calling on the State to enact a law that would grant New York City the right to impose a tax on residential development projects for the purpose of funding the construction of new public schools. Developers of non-senior residential housing would be required to contribute to a fund for the construction of public schools on a per-unit basis. Currently, New York City public schools are funded in part by local tax revenues, including property taxes.”

••• Apexart‘s next show, opening May 23, is called “Laughter”: The exhibit “resents, with the works of five artists, laughing as an ambiguous and involuntary mode of communication: a contagious, paradoxical, destabilizing, and corporal language. It is considered here apart from the joke and instead as an action or object itself; a passionate response with the ability to unsettle (ourselves, others, social order).”

••• On Saturday, May 4, Torly Kid is hosting a sidewalk chalk-art contest.

••• A friend told asked me to mention that the Old Ceremony is playing 92YTribeca on May 10: “I believe this will be their first show at 92Y Tribeca although they have played extensively throughout NYC, often at Joe’s Pub. Among other things, the vibraphone action of Mark Simonsen shouldn’t be missed!”

••• Metro Jewelers on Broadway (south of Duane) is closing. Anyone else notice how mush storefront space on Broadway is vacant right now?

metro jewelers


1 Comment

  1. Seriously, drum circles at the Family Festival? Drum circles? I guess since they were such a hit with residents during Occupy Wall Street, that it was a no-brianer to bring them back. Oy.